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Weekly Subscription News: Plans, Promos and Popularity

Featuring Philo, Best Buy, Daily Telegraph and Tinder

On the eve of spring, we bring you some of this week’s top subscription news stories. CrowdStrike posts a record number of new subscribers in the company’s fourth quarter, streaming video on demand provider Philo and Best Buy partner on a $1 promo, and the Daily Telegraph plans to link journalists’ pay to the popularity of their articles (there’s no way that could go wrong, right?).

Also, Tinder will let subscribers run background checks on potential dates, MediaIte adopts a subscription model, and Meredith creates a strategic development team to generate new revenue.

CrowdStrike Posts Record Number of New Subscribers in Q4

Streaming Provider Philo and Best Buy Partner on $1 Promo

Daily Telegraph Plans to Link Journalists’ Pay with Article Popularity
The Guardian

Tinder Will Soon Let You Run a Background Check on a Potential Date
The Verge

Meredith Creates Strategic Development Team to Generate New Revenue

Condé Nast Expects Strong Revenue Growth in 2021 After Very Difficult Year
The Information

MediaIte Enters the Subscription Business…For Real

Google Slams Microsoft for Trying ‘to Break the Way the Open Web Works’
The Verge

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