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June 16, 2018, 9:30 PM

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Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Oprah Winfrey signs multiyear non-exclusive deal for new original programs with Apple; Winfrey is expected to have an on-screen role as host and interviewer  —  Oprah shares her secrets to success with graduates  —  Apple has signed Oprah Winfrey to a multiyear deal for new original programs.
Muyao Shen / CoinDesk:
Block.one finally launches EOS blockchain but many in the crypto community remain skeptical about project's centralization and its prospects  —  After a messy weeks-long process, CoinDesk broke the news yesterday that the EOS blockchain is officially live.  —  To some, it's already an event for the cryptocurrency history books.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Crown, a Match Group dating app made by a team of millennial women that lets users pick daily winners to chat with by a process of elimination, launches in LA  —  If you're already resentful of online dating culture and how it turned finding companionship into a game, you may not be quite ready for this …
More: Forbes
Zoë Bernard / Business Insider:
In the past few months CryptoKitties saw sharp drop in daily active users, number of transactions, and average price of kitties according to analytics sites  —  - In March, investors including Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures gave a total of $12 million to CryptoKitties, a blockchain game for digital collectibles.
More: Gizmodo
Bloomberg:
Samsung ordered to pay $400M by US federal jury for willful infringement on a patent for FinFET chip manufacturing technology owned by a South Korean university  —  - Dispute is over a way to make chips smaller, more efficient  — University claimed Samsung used the technology without paying
More: CNET

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