Silicon Valley is investing in climate tech, again

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The Big Idea

Silicon Valley lost billions of dollars investing in clean energy a decade ago. Now it’s back for more. Is it the next big boom, or bust?

Here’s the TLDR to our field guide on climate tech’s second shot.

Here’s Why

1⃣ Silicon Valley is abuzz over “climate tech,” startups dedicated to reducing emissions and pulling greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.

2⃣ However, the clean tech boom a decade ago didn’t go very well.

3⃣ A new financing ecosystem has emerged and is trying to avoid the mistakes of the last boom.

4⃣ Critics say Silicon Valley is merely a distraction from the challenge of spending trillions of dollars to deploy mature technologies like solar, wind, and batteries.

5⃣ But this one is personal for many startup founders.

The Details

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But here we are, 38 months after his arrest and resignation began a period of turmoil at WFAN, and the station’s hope is that his return will begin a period of schedule tranquility.

We shall see. The experiment starts on Monday.

The first step toward normalcy will be morning co-host Gregg Giannotti’s return to WFAN’s Manhattan studios to rejoin Boomer Esiason for the first time since March.

Then, at 2 p.m., Carton will join Evan Roberts on a retooled afternoon show, with both in-studio for the first time. (They had on-air test drives on Oct. 29 and when Carton called into Roberts’ show on Saturday.)

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With the help of a 26% gain for The Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD) stock on Friday after the company reported third-quarter results that obliterated analyst estimates, shares of the tech company are now up over 215% in 2020 alone. It’s been a great year for the data-driven ad tech platform provider, to say the least.

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The path to $925

Following The Trade Desk’s strong third quarter, Susquehanna analyst Shyam Patil upped his 12-month price target for the stock from $600 to $925. The revised target impressively represents 13% upside on top of the more than 26% gain the stock already saw on Friday.

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As soon as we learned of the incident we began investigating, and we have temporarily disabled Mashable access to all affected accounts as a precaution.  

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Facebook Groups that spread misinfo will now face probation and forced moderation

As unsubstantiated pro-Trump conspiracies about election fraud continue to spread on the internet, Facebook is taking further action with Facebook Groups, a feature that is often weaponized by misinformation spreaders.


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According to Facebook, the social networking company will now put certain problematic Facebook Groups in “probation” periods. During this 60-day timeframe, all posts to these groups must be manually approved by a group’s administrators or moderators.

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