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January 21, 2020, 10:10 AM

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Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Sources: Apple dropped plan to encrypt backups of devices in iCloud about two years ago, after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices …
New York Times:
Uber has agreed to sell Uber Eats in India to Zomato for 9.99% share in the company; all delivery drivers and basic customer information to be transferred over  —  The ride-hailing giant agreed to sell Uber Eats in India to rival Zomato, continuing its recent efforts to exit money-losing businesses.
BBC:
Disney+ to launch on 24 March in the UK and other parts of Europe, a week earlier than originally planned, for £5.99 per month or £59.99 per year  —  The new streaming service Disney+ is to launch on 24 March in the UK, a week earlier than originally planned.
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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 720G, 662, and 460 chipsets with support for Wi-Fi 6 and NavIC, India's homegrown GPS  —  Qualcomm has introduced three new Mobile Platforms today for smartphones at an event in New Delhi, India, and the new chipsets cater to three different segments right …
Allison Schiff / AdExchanger:
AppsFlyer, a mobile ad attribution platform, raises $210M Series D led by General Atlantic at a $1.6B valuation  —  AppsFlyer said Tuesday it closed a $210 million Series D round, bringing the app measurement firm's total funding to more than $293 million since 2014.  It had previously raised a $56 million Series C in 2017.
Hannah Kuchler / Financial Times:
If Google wants to reach its health care goals, it needs to convince health systems like Ascension to give up their patient data and ease patient concerns  —  Google hopes that one day it might be able to save your life.  As the tech giant moves deeper into healthcare …

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