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9:10 PM ET, June 23, 2015

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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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
Time Warner Cable target of first net neutrality complaint as Commercial Network Services claims it charges unjust streaming video rates  —  Here's the first official net neutrality complaint to the FCC  —  Remember last week, when we learned that a San Diego-based company would be filing …
Jonathan Peters / Columbia Journalism Review:
Removal of faculty advisers sparks concern about independence of student publications  —  At least four college newspaper advisers have been removed from their roles or seen their positions reduced or eliminated over the last six months, raising concerns among advocates about the independence of student publications around the country.
Discussion: SPJ News
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google adds free, ad-supported web radio service to Google Play Music in US; available on the web now, rolling out to Android and iOS this week  —  Google launches free music streaming ahead of Apple Music debut  —  As Apple Music nears its June 30th launch, Google is getting more aggressive …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
You can now watch Periscope replays on the web  —  Since live streams began taking over Twitter feeds earlier this year, a common complaint has been that they end before you could watch them.  Periscope did enable replays within 24 hours after a stream ended, but only on its apps for Android and iOS.
Discussion: The Next Web
 
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