Friday Five for October 21st
This Friday Five edition covers Netflix’s new ad-supported subscription plan, the best-selling author Colleen Hoover, UK homes canceling streaming services, Google’s algorithm change hits major news publishers, and orders for Meta to sell Giphy.
Netflix & Advertisements
Netflix has announced a new ad-supported subscription plan that will be available within the next few weeks for customers. Since it lost $50 billion of company value in April, Netflix had to change its business strategy. Read the full article.
Colleen Hoover Rules the NYT Best-Seller List
Colleen Hoover is the best-selling author in the United States, with over 20 million books sold. Hoover has six of the top 10 paperback fiction best-sellers on The New York Times list. Read the full article.
UK Homes Cancel Streaming Services
As the cost-of-living rises, more British households abandon streaming services. From January to September, the overall number of homes with at least one subscription decreased by 937,000. Read the full article.
Google’s Algorithm Change Hits Major News Publishers
As a result of Google’s recent core algorithm update in September, ten of the largest news publishers in the United Kingdom saw their search rankings decrease. Read the full article.
UK Regulators Order Meta to Sell Giphy
Meta, the owner of Facebook, was ordered by UK regulators to sell its animated image-making division Giphy. Read the full article.