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Greentech Media

Renew Financial Expects to Close $1 Billion in PACE Deals in 2017—Outpacing the Last Nine Years

Adweek

Pandora Will Debut Personalized Digital Audio Ads and Sequential Messaging This Year

Advertising Music streaming
Greentech Media

Struggling Sungevity Lays Off Workers After Merger Falls Through

Greentech Media

Struggling Sungevity Lays Off Workers After Merger Falls Through

CleanTechnica

Lucid Air Showing Off In The Snow (Video)

TechCrunch

This Lucid Air electric car winter test video reminds us snow can be good

TechCrunch

TechCrunch Include Crunchie Award goes to Project Include

Diversity
VentureBeat

Design, Inc. pivots its 99designs-like service to be ODesk for designers

CleanTechnica

University Of California Irvine Goes Electric With 20 BYD Buses

Acquisition
GeekWire

Seattle’s Spiral Genetics acquired by Bay-Area bioinformatics company Omicia

TechCrunch , Business Insider , CNET

Pandora is laying off 7% of its US workforce

Music streaming Earnings
$4,250,000 Venture capital (Series A)
Global AgInvesting , TechCrunch , FinSMEs

Kellogg’s VC Unit Makes Maiden Investment in Moringa-Based Food Startup Kuli Kuli

CNET

Ellen Pao joins Kapor Center to help diversify tech

Employment Diversity
Silicon Beat

Diversity advocate Ellen Pao joins Kapor Center

CleanTechnica

Better Ventures Secures $21 Million In Second Funding Round

Funding
Silicon Beat

Pandora turns south as investors shrug off latest acquisition talk

Business Insider

Pandora is falling after its most likely buyer dismissed acquisition rumors — and criticized its new direction

TechCrunch

Better Ventures closes $21 million fund to back the next Tesla or Patagonia

Funding
Adweek

Pandora's Muted Video and Responsive Display Ads Are a Big Hit With Marketers

Advertising Earnings
CleanTechnica

Lucid Motors Officially Unveils The “Air” (+ 20 Pictures)