Richard Dunlop-Walters, editor of The Brief (as well as The Feature) is converting The Brief from an ad-supported model to one funded by membership subscriptions.
The Brief provides a fantastic service by summarizing each day's most important tech news stories in an easily-parsable manner, giving you the meat of every story and telling you why it matters. I've been a fan since it released and will be more than happy to become a member to support its continuation.
The cost of a subscription to The Brief is the same as my own membership model for Unretrofied: $3/month or $30/year. I happily recommend signing up and supporting Richard's endeavours.