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  • @6Wunderkinder releases v 3 of @Wunderlist; app backed by @sequoia, @atomicoventures and @EarlybirdVC has 8M users; update includes redesign, real-time syncing & new distributed database architecture; public lists can be shared via social media & embedded in web pages; CEO @christianreber says public lists take Wunderlist 'from being a utility to being a platform' - Link

  • @amazon's local services to push into new markets, add services; currently offers assembly, installation & repair in NYC, LA, Seattle; cost of parts included in service price; marketplace will ultimately offer 'services from plumbing to babysitting'; co to take 20% of sales from insured & annually screened providers - Link

  • Stripe backs @StellarOrg, a decentralized protocol for sending and receiving money in any pair of currencies; code is open-source; Stellar was developed by Stellar Development Foundation, a non-profit created by Patrick Collison & Jed McCaleb; Stripe invested $3M into Stellar Development Foundation; board incl @rabois, @sama, @naval, @photomatt - Link
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  • SF-based mobile game studio @kabam raises $120M from Alibaba Group @ $1B+ valuation; Alibaba will reportedly publish Kabam's games, like 'Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North' & 'The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth' across its apps in China; 'The Kabam team has a track record of innovation & a strong entrepreneurial spirit, & this is exactly the type of co we want to support,' Alibaba exec Patrick Liu stated - Link
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  • @Twitter acquires @MitroCo, a password security startup; Mitro helps several people share & control the password of a single account; Twitter is making Mitro's offering open source w/ the goal of helping it to become a 'self-sustaining, nonprofit, community-run service' via a partnership w/ the Electronic Frontier Foundation; @TechCrunch reports the service will stay available through the end of the yr at least - Link
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