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  • Apple buys Vivendi's 13% stake in Beats Electronics for $404M; valued @ $214M in Sept, held by Universal Music Group; Vivendi shares dropped 1.2 percent by close; Apple's takeover expected to complete this quarter - Link

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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

  • @geekatoo raises $1.7M to compete in @GeekSquad space; $2.2M raised to date; investors include @500startups, @microventures, Wefunder, @ericries & others; co launched in '11 w/ bid-for-service site; switched to fixed prices, now has $2M run rate; 90% of jobs claimed w/i 24 hrs - Link

  • @mlevchin says Affirm uses previously neglected data, including social media info, to determine risk in consumer lending; the fmr @paypal CTO cofounded the financial service, which streamlines checkouts w/ instant credit; Affirm raised $45M in funding in June - Link

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  • @crowdtilt rebrands, is now called Tilt; CEO/cofounder @jjbeshara calls it the most accessible, powerful & flexible crowdsourcing app to date, & new name comes w/ broader vision; used by groups of friends & large communities to reach funding tipping point, or 'tilt.' - Link

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