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June 23, 2015, 8:55 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 …
William Alden / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Palantir raising up to $500M at $20B valuation  —  Palantir Valued At $20 Billion In New Funding Round  —  The secretive data-processing company is raising up to $500 million in a previously undisclosed round of funding.  The round makes it the third most valuable startup in the United States.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google finally makes ‘Undo Send’ an official feature of Gmail on the Web  —  In what could be described as one of the longest “experimental” periods of any product feature, Google is finally bringing the life-saving “Undo Send” option to the main settings on the Web version of Gmail.
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.
Michael Bolin / Facebook Code:
Facebook open-sources Nuclide, an IDE built on Atom, Github's text editor  —  Building Nuclide, a unified developer experience  —  At this year's F8, Facebook's developer conference, our infrastructure team talked about Nuclide, a project designed to provide a unified developer experience …
More: GitHub and VentureBeat
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 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 …

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