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Weekly Subscription News: Pricing, Publishing and Platforms

Featuring Vox, Postmedia, TikTok, Patreon and Medium

It was another wild week in the world of subscriptions. After new controversy surrounding security and privacy, TikTok’s security chief is stepping down and moving into an advisory role. Patreon’s CEO talks about the future of the creator economy, Medium CEO Evan Williams moves on to new ventures, and Google confirms there are context indexing issues impacting “a large number of sites” on Google Search, and publishers aren’t happy.

How Vox Became World’s Top News Publisher on YouTube
PressGazette

Postmedia Signs Deal with Google to be Compensated for News Articles
National Post

TikTok’s Security Chief Is Stepping Back to Serve as an Advisor
Tubefilter

Google Confirms Content Indexing Issues in Search
Media Post

Patreon CEO Discusses the Future of the Creator Economy
The Washington Post

YouTube TV Now Has More than 5 Million Users Topping Hulu Live TV
Variety

Evan Williams Is Stepping Down as CEO of Medium
The New York Times

Chat Platform Slack to Hike Prices for Pro Subscription User
Reuters

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