Rearview Reflections: A Look Back at the Week’s Big Media/Tech News – Variety

With news from the media/tech landscape flooding your inboxes daily, the VIP+ team is at the ready to sift through the biggest stories of each week and share their insights in rousing live discussions on Twitter Spaces every Friday at 11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET.   

Agree — or disagree — with our picks for the news that mattered? Want to make some of your own? That’s the place to have your say, so stay tuned for details on our next session. For now, here are our picks for the headlines that heated up the week that was. 

Andrew Wallenstein, Chief Media Analyst

It’s hard not to be underwhelmed by Twitter Blue, an unprecedented subscription extension to an otherwise entirely free social media hub that was announced earlier this week ahead of rolling out in two test markets, Canada and Australia. 

Putting aside price points entirely for a second, none of the offerings packaged in Twitter