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Oprah Winfrey at an Apple product launch event in 2019. Photo: Michael Short/Getty Images

Oprah Winfrey's third streaming show for Apple, "The Oprah Conversation," is set to premiere July 30 with a series of virtual interviews from global thought leaders and newsmakers, Variety reports.

The big picture: The new show falls under a multi-year content agreement that Winfrey signed with Apple in 2018 that also includes “Oprah Talks COVID-19” and “Oprah’s Book Club.” Winfrey is also working on an upcoming documentary series that will cover mental health stigmas.

Guests for "The Oprah Conversation" include:

  • Bestselling author of “How to Be an Antiracist,” Ibram X. Kendi
  • Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative
  • A two-part interview with athlete, commentator, activist and creator and host of “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” Emmanuel Acho

Go deeper

Ina Fried, author of Login
Sep 16, 2020 - Technology

Apple just significantly deepened its bet on services

Photo: Apple

As expected Tuesday, Apple debuted new iPads and Apple Watch models featuring new colors and modest hardware advances. But the really significant long-term move for Apple was the further expansion of its services business.

Why it matters: With the slowing down of the smartphone market, Apple has turned to services to become its key growth engine.

Felix Salmon, author of Capital
1 hour ago - Technology

Facebook's scandals have been great for shareholders

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Data: YCharts; Chart: Axios

Facebook has been embroiled in scandal for the past five years, and while the specific allegations change over time, a central theme is constant. Given the choice between commercial and moral imperatives, Facebook always seems to choose the option that is best for the share price.

Why it matters: Facebook's stock chart supports that narrative. Since the 2016 scandals alleging that the social network was infiltrated by foreign actors trying to influence the outcome of democratic elections, Facebook's revenues — and its stock — have been soaring.

Biden to tap telecom trio for NTIA, FCC posts

Jessica Rosenworcel. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

President Joe Biden on Tuesday is expected to name Alan Davidson as head of the telecom arm of the Commerce Department, Jessica Rosenworcel as chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission and Gigi Sohn as a commissioner at the FCC, according to a person familiar with the process.

Why it matters: Internet availability and affordability has been a key policy priority for the White House, but the administration lagged in tapping people for the agency posts that oversee the issues.