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4:10 AM ET, June 24, 2015

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Jens Hansegard / Wall Street Journal:
Tidal loses interim CEO after less than three months in the job, its second since launch  —  Boss of Jay Z's Music-Streaming Service Tidal Quits  —  Tidal faces industry criticism of premium business model as competition mounts  —  STOCKHOLM—At Tidal, Peter Tonstad failed to beat the rap.
Seb Joseph / The Drum:
Conde Nast preps video channels to spur revenue from ads co-produced with brands  —  Conde Nast Britain is launching dedicated video channels for titles such as Vogue and GQ to populate its inventory with branded films and quicken efforts to become less reliant on display ads.
Discussion: WWD, Refinery29, Haute Living and Vogue UK
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 …
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 …
Jared Newman / Fast Company:
Roku CEO on company's plans to stay ahead of the competition from Apple, Google, and Amazon  —  TV Wars: Inside Roku's Plan To Beat Apple, Amazon, And Google  —  Indomitable little Roku is attacking industry giants on every front it can.  But can it remain a living-room fixture over the long haul?
Ramin Setoodeh / Variety:
Amazon Studios Acquires ‘Elvis & Nixon’ Starring Kevin Spacey (EXCLUSIVE)  —  After weeks of haggling following the Cannes Film Festival, Amazon Studios is in final negotiations for the drama “Elvis & Nixon,” Variety has learned.  —  The film will debut in theaters only …
Associated Press:
Wikileaks documents show Saudi Arabia government payments to media in Mideast and Canada, including $2M to Lebanese MTV network  —  Saudi cables suggest money links with media  —  5 photos  —  BEIRUT (AP) — A financially troubled Lebanese TV network received a $2 million Saudi bailout …
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Wikipedia Pages of Star Clients Altered by P.R. Firm  —  LOS ANGELES — Even by her own account, the supermodel Naomi Campbell's 1994 album “Babywoman” didn't amount to much.  —  “At least I tried,” was the best Ms. Campbell could say of the R&B recording, which was critically drubbed …
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
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.
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 …
Re/code:
DraftKings Won't Raise $250 Million From Disney, But Will Still Get ESPN Ad Deal  —  Fantasy sports site DraftKings, which had discussed raising $250 million from Disney, is going to raise money somewhere else instead.  —  But the two companies will have a relationship anyway …
Discussion: @jimmiller
PEN International:
Three arrested in burning death of another Indian journalist, Sandeep Kothari, in state of Madya Pradesh  —  India: Authorities must ensure swift and thorough investigation into murder of journalist  —  Police have arrested three men in connection with the murder of journalist Sandeep Kothari …
 
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Casey Newton / The Verge:
You can now watch Periscope replays on the web
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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
Discussion: @niemanlab
Akin Oyedele / Business Insider:
Netflix board approves 7-for-1 stock split for those who own stock as of July 2
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Verizon Completes Its Acquisition of AOL For $4.4B
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Comcast and NBC Open Cross-Promotional Ad Strategy
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