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Don’t be a selfless startup

Don’t be a selfless startup One of the enduring truths of big companies is that they aren’t innovative. They are “innovative” in the marketing sense, but fail to ever execute on new ideas, particularly when those ideas cannibalize existing products and revenues. So it often takes a real competitor to force these […]

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MoviePass will shut down on September 14th

MoviePass will shut down on September 14th MoviePass’ all-you-can-watch movie theater membership always seemed too good to be true. After multiple price hikes, business model changes, temporary shutdowns and raising a mountain of money less than a year ago, the company seems to be calling it quits. MoviePass has issued an announcement […]

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MoviePass exposed thousands of unencrypted customer card numbers

MoviePass exposed thousands of unencrypted customer card numbers Movie ticket subscription service MoviePass has exposed tens of thousands of customer card numbers and personal credit cards because a critical server was not protected with a password. Mossab Hussein, a security researcher at Dubai-based cybersecurity firm SpiderSilk, found an exposed database on one […]

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MoviePass temporarily suspends service to improve its mobile app

MoviePass temporarily suspends service to improve its mobile app MoviePass is temporarily suspending its service, starting on July 4, in order to finish working on improvements to its mobile app, the company announced today. The hiatus comes after a difficult year for the cash-burning company, and as Regal, the second-largest movie theater […]

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Another major theater chain is reportedly working on a MoviePass competitor

Another major theater chain is reportedly working on a MoviePass competitor Movie ticket subscription services have had a tough time of it. The two largest names in the business — MoviePass and Sinemia — have been waging what looks to have been a mostly losing battle in the war to reinvigorate box […]

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Sinemia faces consumer pushback and a class action suit over a battery of complaints

Sinemia faces consumer pushback and a class action suit over a battery of complaints When Sinemia first came across our radar, the company was happily riding the wave of anti-MoviePass publicity. With its chief competition in the midst of what looked to be a historic collapse, Sinemia happily grabbed headlines as a […]

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MoviePass parent’s CEO says its rebooted subscription service is already profitable

MoviePass parent’s CEO says its rebooted subscription service is already profitable Two days after MoviePass announced the return of the company’s unlimited ticket plan, Ted Farnsworth, CEO of its parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics, sat down with TechCrunch to offer insight into the state of the beleaguered service. According to the […]

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MoviePass brings back its unlimited movie plan, with a limited time price of $9.95

MoviePass brings back its unlimited movie plan, with a limited time price of .95 MoviePass is bringing back a version of the plan that made it so popular in the first place — a subscription where you pay a monthly fee and get an unlimited number of 2D movie tickets. MoviePass Uncapped […]

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After an extremely rough year, MoviePass attempts to ‘refocus’

After an extremely rough year, MoviePass attempts to ‘refocus’ So, like, maybe you had a bad 2018. But ask yourself: was it MoviePass bad? The company was flying high over the summer with a popular movie ticket subscription service that appeared too good to be true. It was, of course, as it […]

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Sinemia drops ticket subscription prices, adds rollover feature

Sinemia drops ticket subscription prices, adds rollover feature Sinemia’s ticket plans change about as often as box office receipts — but at least they appear to be a bit of good news for customers. The movie subscription service, which has made a name for itself in the wake of MoviePass’s on-going struggles, […]

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