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  • @Uber introduces an open API & reveals 11 partners, incl OpenTable & Starbucks; devs can pass address info to the Uber app, provide pickup times, read ride history & more; trips can be booked w/i some apps; Uber also offers an affiliate program for devs to earn ride credits - Link
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  • @SpaceX denies yesterday's TechCrunch report that it is raising $200M @ a $10B valuation; Communications Director John Taylor spoke w/ Re/Code via email: “SpaceX is not currently raising any funding, nor has any external valuation of that magnitude or higher been done. The source in this report is mistaken.” Reported investors did not respond to Re/Code - Link

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  • Local svcs co @Thumbtack raises $100M D led by Google Capital w/ participation from Tiger Global Management, @sequoia & Javelin Venture Partners; the mktplce connects users w/ local svc providers for one-time or recurring svcs; Thumbtack has raised $148.2M to date - Link

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  • @WellsFargo announces its own tech accelerator; the 6-mo program's beta batch incl @EyeVerify, @Zumigo1 & mobile assistant creator, Kasisto; future batches will feature 10-20 startups, ea getting $50-$500k; participants are not req'd to work in Wells Fargo's spaces - Link

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  • Restaurant food delivery svc @OrderUp raises $7M A led by Revolution Ventures & @LivingSocial co-founder, Tim O’Shaughnessy; Tige Savage of Revolution is joining the board; the startup currently operates in 35 mkts & is evaluating 500 more; OrderUp, prev LocalUp, offers delivery in small towns & urban centers; OrderUp has raised $8M to date - Link

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