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January 19, 2021, 10:15 AM

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Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 870 with a similar design to the 865 and 865 Plus, clocked at 3.2GHz, making it about 10% faster than the 865  —  A slightly faster refresh of last year's Snapdragon flagship  —  Qualcomm has announced a new mobile phone processor: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 …
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Electric autonomous vehicle startup Cruise raises $2B at a $30B valuation from Microsoft, GM, Honda, and others  —  Cruise has raised $2 billion in a new equity round that has pushed its valuation up to $30 billion and delivered Microsoft as an investor and partner.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
India asks WhatsApp to withdraw the planned change to its privacy policy over “grave concerns” and questions why users in the EU are exempt from it  —  India has asked WhatsApp to withdraw the planned change to its privacy policy, posing a new headache to Facebook-owned service …
Los Angeles Times:
Amateur digital sleuths have joined massive crowdsourcing efforts on social media to track violent Capitol rioters, passing the evidence to authorities  —  The digital sleuths take to their computers in the moments when they can peel away from their real-world responsibilities — jobs …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Swimlane, which develops security operations management software, raises $40M led by EIP, bringing its total raised to $80M+  —  Swimlane, a Denver-based security operations management software provider, today announced it raised $40 million.  The funding will be put toward accelerating partnerships …
Meagan Simpson / BetaKit:
Cloud backup service Rewind raises $15M Series A led by Inovia Capital  —  Ottawa-based Rewind has closed a $19 million CAD ($15 million USD) Series A round of financing as it looks to capitalize on and expand its “backup-as-a-service” business.  —  The almost six-year-old startup has developed …
More: VentureBeat and SiliconANGLETweets: @mikepotter
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
StackPulse, which offers tools for incident response automation, raises $20M Series A led by GGV  —  As companies rely more heavily on cloud-based services, software outages can be much more painful and detrimental.  —  StackPulse wants to help.  The Portland, Ore.-based startup came …
More: TechCrunch and VentureBeatThanks:@bhankes

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