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Kelly Speakes-Backman appointed to leadership position in US government

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) last week announced new Biden-Harris Administration senior leadership appointees. The new leaders will direct policy at DOE, coordinate across the Administration, and enact President Joe Biden’s vision for bold action on the climate crisis and on safeguarding the Americans most affected by it. Among the appointed include Kelly Speakes-Backman,…
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28 January 2021 0

OwnBackup, which builds tools for the Salesforce ecosystem, raises $167.5M led by Salesforce Ventures and others, at a valuation of almost $1.4B (Katie Roof/Bloomberg)

Katie Roof / Bloomberg:OwnBackup, which builds tools for the Salesforce ecosystem, raises $167.5M led by Salesforce Ventures and others, at a valuation of almost $1.4B  —  – OwnBackup receives $167.5 million in fresh fundraising round  — Salesforce Ventures, Insight Partners, Sapphire among backers


28 January 2021 0

U.S. Wind Energy Production Tax Credit Extended Through 2021

At the end of December 2020, Congress extended the PTC at 60% of the full credit amount, or $0.018 per kWh ($18 per megawatt-hour), for another year through December 31,


28 January 2021 0

According to a pop-up on Robinhood’s app homepage, 56% of its users own at least some GameStop stock (Jordan Pearson/VICE)

Jordan Pearson / VICE:According to a pop-up on Robinhood’s app homepage, 56% of its users own at least some GameStop stock  —  With the market in chaos, even Robinhood has now turned on retail investors pumping dark horse stocks.  —  Jordan Pearson  —  Robinhood, the fee-free investment app that has helped Redditors …


28 January 2021 0

Flowhaven, which helps brands manage their licensing partnerships, raises $16M Series A led by Sapphire Sport, bringing its total raised to $21.5M (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:Flowhaven, which helps brands manage their licensing partnerships, raises $16M Series A led by Sapphire Sport, bringing its total raised to $21.5M  —  The media licensing business is a massive market, but much of the work involved is still handled manually through emails and spreadsheets.


28 January 2021 0

New Interior Makes Me Love The Tesla Model S Again

For a few years, the Tesla Model S was the most innovative, groundbreaking car on the market. There was nothing like it


28 January 2021 0

Facebook’s Oversight Board issues first-ever rulings, which Facebook said it will abide by, overturning four out of the five cases it reviewed (Dylan Byers/NBC News)

Dylan Byers / NBC News:Facebook’s Oversight Board issues first-ever rulings, which Facebook said it will abide by, overturning four out of the five cases it reviewed  —  Facebook’s Oversight Board on Thursday issued its first round of decisions, overturning several of the company’s decisions to remove posts …


28 January 2021 0

Robinhood says due to “recent volatility” it is restricting trading in certain stocks, including GameStop, AMC, BlackBerry, and Nokia (Maggie Fitzgerald/CNBC)

Maggie Fitzgerald / CNBC:Robinhood says due to “recent volatility” it is restricting trading in certain stocks, including GameStop, AMC, BlackBerry, and Nokia  —  Amid the flurry of speculative activity in GameStop, brokers took steps to restrict the trading in GameStop stock and options and other related securities.


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