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June 18, 2021, 8:56 PM

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Sami Fathi / MacRumors:
YouTube says it is rolling out picture-in-picture support for YouTube Premium users on iOS and plans to launch the feature for all iOS users in the US  —  After a long wait, YouTube for iOS is officially gaining picture-in-picture support, allowing all users, non-premium and premium subscribers …
Alex Kantrowitz / Big Technology:
The Platform Competition and Opportunity Act, which ends Big Tech acquisitions, could backfire in several ways, like discouraging startups' productive behavior  —  Congress wants to stop most Big Tech acquisitions.  But that won't neccesarily increase competition.  —  5 hr ago
Mercury News:
California launches a digital vaccine verification system built using the open-source SMART Health Card Framework, with QR codes to show COVID-19 vaccine status  —  Vaccinated Californians now have a new way to show they are inoculated against the coronavirus without carrying around a flimsy paper card.
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Roku says from May 20 to June 3, more Roku viewers streamed a Roku Original than Quibi users who streamed Quibi shows during the nine months of Quibi's lifetime  —  Roku has revealed viewership data for its original programming, much of which was powered by the acquisition of Quibi's library last January.
Brandon Kochkodin / Bloomberg:
PitchBook: $17B have been invested in crypto startups this year, including $10B of digital assets from Block.one to capitalize crypto exchange Bullish Global  —  - VC funds already eclipsed annual amount for crypto investments  — $10 billion Bullish Global raise largest in industry history
Hugh Son / CNBC:
Goldman Sachs has begun trading bitcoin futures in partnership with Mike Novogratz's merchant bank Galaxy Digital  —  - The bank has begun trading bitcoin futures with Galaxy Digital, the crypto investment firm founded by Mike Novogratz, CNBC has learned exclusively.
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Dealroom: European startups have raised €43.8B in the first six months of 2021, surpassing the record €38.5B raised in 2020  —  - European start-ups have raised 43.8 billion euros ($60.9 billion) in the first six months of 2021, figures from Dealroom show
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Jonathan Vanian / Fortune:
Fiddler AI, which makes tools to help engineers monitor machine learning systems, raises $32M Series B led by Insight Partners  —  Investors are betting that a former Facebook engineer can build a big business based on artificial intelligence tools he developed at the social networking giant.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau says OnePlus and Oppo will have more integrations moving forward, further hinting at a possible merger  —  OnePlus says it will ‘further integrate’ its business with Oppo.  But what does that really mean?  —  OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has announced a “new journey” …
Laurel Brubaker Calkins / Bloomberg:
US appeals court rules Huawei can't subsidize the sale of its 5G tech with federal funds earmarked for US broadband development, upholding a 2019 FCC order  —  - New Orleans appeals court sides with FCC against Huawei  — FCC claims Chinese company tied to military intelligence
Mishaal Rahman / XDA Developers:
APK teardown of new version of Google Play Services suggests that Google is working to build an Android device network like Apple's Find My  —  Because Apple tightly controls the iOS ecosystem, they're able to build a massive, crowdsourced network of devices that can help locate other devices.

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