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June 23, 2015, 6:15 PM

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Bloomberg Business:
Google X working on wearable that can measure pulse, heart rhythm, skin temperature, more; device meant to be prescribed to patients or used for clinical trials  —  Google Reveals Health-Tracking Wristband  —  The device can measure pulse, heartbeat rhythm and skin temperature, and also information like light exposure, noise levels.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iOS 9 can now automatically delete and reinstall apps on devices with insufficient space to update OS  —  iOS 9 Includes New Auto App Delete/Reinstall Feature for OS Updates on Devices With Insufficient Space  —  Developers who are installing the second beta of iOS 9 have discovered …
Jessi Hempel / Wired:
Instagram upgrades search, revamps Explore page with trending hashtags and places in the US  —  Instagram's Overhauled Search: Real-Time Instead of Real Bad  —  Today Instagram revealed a new approach to search and discovery that may finally enable the photo-sharing app to spotlight news …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google finally makes ‘Undo Send’ an official feature of Gmail on the Web  —  Got email marketing?  We've got best practices from LivingSocial and estate sale guru Everything But The House in our next Insight webinar.  —  In what could be described as one of the longest “experimental” …
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.
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 …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Hulu will sell Showtime online for $9, $2 less than Apple, Roku, and 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.
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.
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.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Dropbox for Android gets Material Design, ability to take photos in folders, easier searching and sharing  —  Dropbox today released a major new version of its Android app.  You can download the new Dropbox 3.0 from Google Play (if you don't see it yet, don't worry; the company says it's rolling out “over the next few days").
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
‘Spotify For Business’ Creator Soundtrack Your Brand Gets $11M From Telia, Spotify And More  —  While Spotify has been building up its own war chest in preparation for the battle with Apple and others to win more music streaming consumers, it's also funding a smaller company that's focused …

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