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Investing in a South African solar project

Its eyes firmly on the United States, UK government wants to relax London IPO rules

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As part of Seedcamp Week, Google’s Campus building in London this morning provided a stage for David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science, to announce that the UK government aims to – eventually, maybe – relax the listing rules for high-growth companies on the London Stock Exchange. The...
Its eyes firmly on the United States, UK government wants to relax London IPO rules
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Inside Etsy's Gambit to Hire More Female Engineers

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When Marc Hedlund joined Etsy last fall to lead engineering, he was confronted by a woeful gender ratio on his new team. Just three people on the 100-person engineering and operations staff were women. Surely Etsy, of all places, should be an attractive place to work for engineers who are...
Inside Etsy's Gambit to Hire More Female Engineers

Google Makes Its First Renewable Energy Investment In Africa, Puts $12M Toward South African Solar Plant

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Google today announced that it is investing $12 million in a 96 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in South Africa. This marks Google’s first renewable energy investment in Africa and its 12th overall renewable energy investment. Once it’s competed, Google says, the Jasper Power Project, which is situated in the Northern...
Google Makes Its First Renewable Energy Investment In Africa, Puts $12M Toward South African Solar Plant

Zuckerberg and other tech titans launch FWD.us to fix Silicon Valley's talent crisis

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Silicon Valley has a talent crisis, and only immigration reform can fix it. So says FWD.us, the new political advocacy group founded by Mark Zuckerberg and other tech titans. The idea behind the group is simple: Tech companies are always looking to attract the best foreign talent, and easing immigration restrictions...
Zuckerberg and other tech titans launch FWD.us to fix Silicon Valley's talent crisis
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Google makes its first renewable energies investment in Africa: $12m in a 96 megawatt solar plant

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Google has announced its first ever renewable energies investment in Africa, putting $12m (103 million Rand) in the Jasper Power Project, a 96 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in South Africa. Once it’s complete, the Jasper Power Project will be among the largest solar installations in Africa, and it could generate...
Google makes its first renewable energies investment in Africa: $12m in a 96 megawatt solar plant

New bill looks to curb B&O taxes for startups in Washington state

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Washington state residents don’t pay an income tax, one of the reasons why some companies have found the area an attractive place to invest and expand. But go anywhere in startup circles in the state and you’ll hear the story of the dreaded B&O tax. The business and occupation tax — which...
New bill looks to curb B&O taxes for startups in Washington state

This Chart Shows Why VCs Are Willing To Give Hyped Startups Absurd Valuations

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Why has the billion dollar valuation become trivialized in startup investing? What started Facebook down a path where it would it reach a $150 billion valuation on secondary markets before going public at a $100 billion valuation, and then sinking to a $50 billion valuation within months? We were talking...
This Chart Shows Why VCs Are Willing To Give Hyped Startups Absurd Valuations

Madonna’s cone bra? Click to buy it.

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Fashion brands and publishers have been in the vanguard of blending content and commerce. Now, a Canadian e-tailer wants to make music videos shop-able. By Anthonia Akitunde, contributor FORTUNE — Couture has long had a starring role in music videos, from Madonna’s Jean Paul Gaultier-designed cone bra to Lady Gaga’s...
Madonna’s cone bra? Click to buy it.
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