The Stack: Netflix Subscriber Numbers Plummet, Deliveroo Cuts UK Sales Forecast

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This week: Netflix subscriber numbers plummet, Deliveroo cuts UK sales forecast...

It’s all about the numbers for some major players this week. Netflix lost almost 1m subscribers in Q2, which is a huge number however it’s spun. However, investors were relieved that the predicted 2m drop in subscribers didn’t materialise, with shares rising 7% despite the numbers.

In the UK, Deliveroo cut its sales forecast, blaming ‘consumer headwinds’ on the revised down targets. In APAC, Singapore is looking to impose further restrictions on cryptocurrencies, and Didi was fined more than $1bn for data breaches by the Chinese authorities.

Finally, Elon Musk remained in the headlines as a court ruled against delaying his impending legal battle with Twitter. The trial will begin in October, despite Musk’s best efforts.


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This week’s tech teasers

Test your wits with our new weekly quiz. With a move into the world of adtech imminent, this week we turn our attention to Netflix. See how much you know about the streaming giant:


  • How many million hours was Stranger Things watched for worldwide last week? ?
  • What is the name of Reed Hastings' book on Netflix's company culture? ?
  • Netflix is now worth $95bn. How much could Blockbuster have bought the company for in 2000, a chance it rejected? ?
  • This week, Reed Hastings predicted 'the end of linear TV'. When does he think this will happen by? ?
  • Netflix lost almost 1m subscribers in Q2. How many did it drop in Q1? ?
Answers revealed in Monday's ExchangeWire Digest


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The MadTech Podcast

On this week's episode of The MadTech Podcast, we're joined by Sandy Ghuman, managing director at Silverbullet, to discuss Netflix choosing Microsoft to build their ad-supported tier, Spotify making video podcasting more available, and Google offering to break up part of their ads business. Listen now.



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