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Charleston, SC-based startup Palmetto, which helps consumers calculate potential energy costs and savings by using green tech like solar, raises $29M Series B (FinSMEs)

FinSMEs: Charleston, SC-based startup Palmetto, which helps consumers calculate potential energy costs and savings by using green tech like solar, raises $29M Series B  —  Palmetto, a Charleston, S.C.-based clean technology software and fulfillment platform company, completed a $29M Series B funding.

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While Facebook claims its size helps it defend the US against Chinese companies like TikTok, history shows TikTok succeeded partly due to FB's corporate goals (Lucas Kunce/Pro Market)

Lucas Kunce / Pro Market: While Facebook claims its size helps it defend the US against Chinese companies like TikTok, history shows TikTok succeeded partly due to FB's corporate goals  —  Tech platforms like Facebook say we should protect, empower, and celebrate their concentrated power for the sake of America's national security.

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Sources: Sequoia, which first invested in ByteDance in 2014 and holds a 10%+ stake, has been pressing its White House contacts to help land a deal for TikTok (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal: Sources: Sequoia, which first invested in ByteDance in 2014 and holds a 10%+ stake, has been pressing its White House contacts to help land a deal for TikTok  —  TikTok's parent has been looking for a way to keep the video-sharing service alive in U.S. after Trump administration declared the app a national security threat

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Facebook, Google, and Twitter are making the same mistakes big news outlets made decades ago, trying to placate hyperpartisan critics who are "working the refs" (Ben Smith/New York Times)

Ben Smith / New York Times: Facebook, Google, and Twitter are making the same mistakes big news outlets made decades ago, trying to placate hyperpartisan critics who are “working the refs”  —  The new referees in American politics are Facebook, Google and Twitter, and they would be wise to pay attention to lessons the old media tried to learn.

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