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6:25 PM ET, June 23, 2015

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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
VICE and Unilever partner to create Broadly, a women's channel, will also be distributed to other channels like YouTube, Snapchat, and TV  —  Vice and Unilever team up for launch of female-focused channel  —  Broadly to be video-led channel spanning subjects such as politics, culture, sex and fashion
Jens Hansegard / Wall Street Journal:
Jay Z's Tidal Music Service Boots CEO  —  Tidal faces industry criticism of premium business model as competition mounts  —  STOCKHOLM—After less than three months in the job, the interim chief executive has been swept out at Tidal, Jay Z's Swedish music-streaming service.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Verizon Completes Its Acquisition of AOL For $4.4B  —  Well, that was fast: Verizon has just announced that it has completed its acquisition of AOL, owner of TechCrunch, purchasing all outstanding shares for $50 per share in cash for a total price of $4.4 billion.  The sale was originally announced just over a month ago.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Hulu will sell Showtime online for $9, $2 less than Apple, Roku, Sony, and is paying for the discount out of pocket  —  Hulu Will Sell Showtime on the Web, Too — At a 20 Percent Discount  —  If you want a digital subscription to Showtime, you can buy one from Apple, Sony or Roku for $11 a month starting in July.
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
BBC launches app with card-based interface on iOS and Android for youth-oriented Newsbeat service; stories available offline  —  The BBC's launched an app for its youth-friendly Newsbeat service  —  The BBC has just launched mobile apps for fans of its youth-oriented Newsbeat content service …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google launches free, ad-supported music streaming ahead of Apple Music debut, available in the US today for Android and on the web, coming soon to iOS  —  Google launches free music streaming ahead of Apple Music debut  —  As Apple Music nears its June 30th launch, Google is getting …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Charleston's Post and Courier holds legislators accountable by polling them on Confederate flag debate, listing Twitter handles, displaying results in real time  —  South Carolina's Post And Courier Holds Lawmakers Accountable On Confederate Flag Debate  —  NEW YORK — On Monday morning …
Akin Oyedele / Business Insider:
Netflix board approves 7-for-1 stock split for those who own stock as of July 2  —  Netflix is splitting its stock 7 ways  —  Netflix is splitting its stock seven ways.  —  In a statement Tuesday, the company announced that its board has approved the split.
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with Renée Kaplan, the Financial Times' first head of engagement, on how her team plans to reach new audiences  —  How Renée Kaplan, the FT's first head of audience engagement, approaches her new role  —  It's one of the trendiest phrases in digital journalism: audience engagement.
Discussion: @niemanlab
 
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Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Comcast and NBC Open Cross-Promotional Ad Strategy
Discussion: @dubois
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Publishers, researchers, and developers discuss strategies to make news app notifications better during NYC Media Lab's “Future of Notifications” panel
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Jill Filipovic / Cosmopolitan:
Profile of Amy Chozick, who moved to New York City after college with no job and now is covering Hillary Clinton for the New York Times
Adario Strange / Mashable:
Getty Images launches virtual reality imagery collection, 360 Degree View, in Oculus Store
Discussion: PSFK
Mic Wright / The Next Web:
Rdio is now on Amazon Fire TV and the Fire TV Stick
Discussion: TechHive, Thanks:@atechmemefan
Casey Tolan / Fusion:
How a Pulitzer-winning New York Times journalist was tricked into reporting about the Charleston killer's nonexistent Tumblr posts