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6:00 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.
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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 …
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.
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
Mic hires three former Vox producers for new video team  —  Millennial-focused media company Mic has hired three former Vox Media producers to form the core of its new video team, editor in chief Jake Horowitz announced in a memo to staff on Monday.  —  Billy Disney, Regina Dellea …
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Tara Conlan / Guardian:
Running costs of BBC's London headquarters are triple UK average  —  National Audit Office tells corporation to ‘make better use of space’ as report reveals New Broadcasting House accounts for third of BBC's property running costs while housing fifth of its staff  — Read the full NAO report on the BBC's property management
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Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
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