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TechCrunch

Nestlé acquires a majority stake in Blue Bottle Coffee at a valuation north of $700M

Apps & Services Food & Beverage
Greentech Media

Mosaic Will Sell $300 Million Worth of Solar Loans to Goldman Sachs

Stock markets
VentureBeat

Gameheads' second annual showcase shows off the work of Oakland's budding game devs

Education
$1,000,000 Seed fund
Twitter , US Financial News Today

silicontap on Twitter

Greentech Media

Back From the Dead: Sungevity Reappears After Solar Spectrum and Horizon Merge

Energy
Acquisition
ZDNet

Brazilian outsourcer CI&T buys US digital experience firm

Earnings Apps & Services
Bloomberg , WSJD

Pandora Media Appoints Sling TV's Head Roger Lynch as CEO

Music streaming Strategy
Nieman Lab

After a strenuous year of rethinking its mission, the Maynard Institute launches new diversity initiatives

$300,000,000 Debt financing
FinSMEs

Renew Financial Closes $300M Revolving Credit Facility

@sarahcuda @anildash via Medium

Project Include: One year in and looking forward – Project Include

Diversity People
CNET

Fisk: The word that's all the rage at Dictionary.com

Language
Business Insider

'Fisk' is currently one of Dictionary.com’s most searched words thanks to an NRA video threatening The New York Times

Language
TNW

Dictionary.com discreetly updates app permissions to spy on your phone

Quartz

MegaBots is finally going to take on Japan in the world’s first giant robot duel

Robotics Warfare Intelligent machines
$16,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
FinSMEs

SyncHR Secures $16m in Additional Funding

WSJD

Pandora Media Co-Founder, CEO Tim Westergren Resigns

Music streaming Funding
Quartz

Watch live: The Dalai Lama delivers a public address at University of California San Diego

Asia Education
Silicon Beat

Pandora gets serious with Sirius XM's $480 million investment

SiliconANGLE Media

Amid profitability woes, Pandora raises $480 million from SiriusXM - SiliconANGLE

Funding
@ruhanirabin via The Verge

SiriusXM is buying a big stake in Pandora for $480 million

Music streaming