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  • Yahoo is acquiring app analytics co @Flurry for 'hundreds of millions', @recode reports; deal is worth >$300M, acc to @techcrunch; the startup was founded in '05 & raised $73.5M to date; Flurry is installed on 500k apps; the acquisition news circulated on @secretly last wk; investors incl DFJ, Borealis, First Round, USV, InterWest, Menlo, Crosslink, Draper Richards - Link
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  • @carmeloanthony launches a NYC VC firm called M7 Tech Partners; the firm is announcing its investment in Hullabalu, which makes story-based tablet apps for kids; Anthony is launching the firm w/ Bertelsmann exec Stuart Goldfarb; will focus on early stage digital media, consumer Internet & tech; @bhorowitz helped Anthony become familiar w/ early stage startups in the past 12 mo's; the firm has no outside investors or LPs - Link

  • Forensic scientist & iOS hacker Jonathan Zdziarski discovers a number of undocumented 'backdoor' services in iOS; Zdziarski says the background services do not serve devs, Apple's engineering staff, or support personnel in any way; attackers could access address book, CoreLocation logs, the clipboard, calendars, notes, voicemails, or even export a users DM database from Twitter; 'much of this data simply should never come off the phone, even during a backup' - Link
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  • NY-based marketplace for buying & renting apartments @UrbanCompass raises $40M @ $360M valuation after rev jumped 10-fold in the past yr; investors incl Thrive Capital, Founders Fund, .406 Ventures, American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault; raised $73M to date; the site pairs people w/ agents to find properties - Link
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  • Seoul bans Uber, plans to release its own app in December; local authority says Uber is illegal under South Korean law, which forbids fee-paying transport services using private or rented vehicles unregistered w/ the authorities - Link
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