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Weekly Subscription News: Pricing, Platforms and Pivoting

Featuring Outside Inc., PlayStation Plus, Paddle, Profitwell and Meta

In our weekly subscription news roundup, Outside Inc. plans to lay off 66 staffers as they pivot away from print to digital, Sony fixes a PlayStation Plus subscription pricing error, and FINN raises another $110M to expand their car subscription platform. Also, Paddle acquires Profitwell to automate payments infrastructure for SaaS companies, ESPN lost 8 million subscribers in 2021, and Netflix announces four new mobile games including Exploding Kittens.

Outside Inc. to Lay Off 66 Employees as They Pivot to Digital
Poynter

FTC Extends Crackdown on Subscription Scram That Fleeced Consumers & Harassed Them Over the Phone
Federal Trade Commission

Sony Fixes PlayStation Plus Subscription Pricing Error
The Verge

FINN Raises $110M to Expand Car Subscription Platform in U.S. and Germany
TechCrunch

Paddle Acquires ProfitWell to Automate Payments Infrastructure for SaaS Companies
PR Newswire

Netflix Announces Four New Games Including Exploding Kittens for Mobile
Venture Beat

The News Industry’s $1B Question: Is Meta About to Unfriend Journalism?
Press Gazette

ESPN Lost 8M Subscribers in 2021, 10% of Overall Subscriber Base
Outkick

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