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6:50 PM ET, January 21, 2015


 Top News: 
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
How Fox News is betting on anchor Megyn Kelly to maintain its viewer base and grow young audiences  —  The Megyn Kelly Moment  —  On a gray Wednesday in November, the Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and four producers gathered around a conference table on the 17th floor of the News Corporation building in Manhattan.
Camilla Turner / Telegraph:
The Sun brings back its topless Page 3 model under headline “Clarifications and corrections”  —  The Sun brings back page 3 - Telegraph  —  The Sun have printed a topless model on Page 3, ending days of speculation that the feature was dead.  The newspaper has tweeted out a picture …
Maureen Morrison / AdAge:
Flipboard Introduces New Ad Unit: Promoted Items  —  Creativity Reimagined  —  First Flipboard used ad templates taken from print and TV.  But now the mobile news reader is adding what it's calling Promoted Items, a service that lets brands distribute content inside users' personal magazines.
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Christopher Poole announces retirement from 4chan, says “senior volunteers” will run site  —  THE NEXT CHAPTER  —  I founded 4chan eleven and a half years ago at the age of 15, and after more than a decade of service, I've decided it's time for me to move on. 4chan …
Leo Kelion / BBC:
BBC revamping news app for iOS, Android with specialized feeds of user's choice and local news  —  BBC News app revamp offers personalised coverage  —  WATCH: Rory Cellan-Jones tries out the new BBC News app  —  The BBC's News app has been given a major overhaul with the goal of offering a more “personalised” service.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
The New Republic loses five staffers: COO, production, design, and comms directors, plus story editor  —  Five more resign from TNR  —  Five more high-level staffers resigned from The New Republic over the last week: Chief operating officer Sloan Eddleston, production director Trina Robertson …
Netflix's accelerated global rollout catches Wall Street off guard  —  (Reuters) - Netflix Inc's faster-than-expected rollout in overseas markets surprised many analysts, who scrambled to raise their price targets on the stock.  —  Shares of the video streaming service …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix wants to complete its global expansion within two years, expanding to 200 countries
Greg Gilman / The Wrap:
Sony's Crackle will stream ad-supported “The Interview” for free “as soon as next year”  —  ‘The Interview’ Will Stream for Free on Crackle  —  “The Interview” will stream on Crackle.  Eventually.  —  The Sony-owned service announced its intentions to distribute …
John McDermott / Digiday:
Facebook's opaque hoax fix lacks human verification, and could let users work en masse to suppress news  —  Facebook's problematic fix to its hoax problem  —  Facebook wants to solve digital publishing's problem with the truth.  But in trying to rid the world of viral hoaxes, the social network has introduced some new concerns.
Shazam raises $30M at a valuation of over $1B, has over 100M monthly active mobile users  —  Shazam Music App Valued at More Than $1 Billion in New Funding  —  Shazam Entertainment Ltd. raised $30 million in a new financing that values the music-finding application at more than $1 billion.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Vessel Signs More YouTube Stars to Subscription Service, Launches Limited Beta Test  —  Vessel, the digital subscription-video startup founded by ex-Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, has signed more than a dozen YouTube stars and other partners to its service as it opens up the service in an invitation-only beta test.
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
Fortune expanding video programming  —  Fortune magazine is stepping up its game in the digital video and print design arenas, editor Alan Murray told staff in a memo this morning.  —  To expand its video output on, the Time Inc. magazine has hired Susie Gharib …
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Tara Conlan / Guardian:
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Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
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Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Apple acquires UK startup Semetric, which runs music analytics service Musicmetric
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Alan Yuhas / Guardian:
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Brian Veseling / WAN-IFRA:
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