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    Wednesday, January 9, 2013
    Google Invests $200M In Texas Wind Farm
    Internet search giant Google has made a $200M, equity investment in a Texas wind farm, the company said Wednesday, part of a series of renewable energy investments that have been made by Google. Google said it invested in the Spinning Spur Wind Project, in Oldham County, near Amarillo, as part of its efforts to help provide capital to the renewable energy sector. The 161 megawatt facility was built by EDF Renewable Energy, a renewable project developer (More info...)

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    Insights and Opinions: There Will Be Drama

    In the startup world we talk a lot about assembling the founding team and getting an initial product to market. We begin our companies with collegial groups of smart, well-educated peers who are trusted partners. They generally have the capacity to get things on time, to spec, and within budget without close supervision. It's all peachy.


    Then, however, comes the time of scaling up and the necessary addition of worker bees (and I don't mean that to be derogatory) who join your vent (More info...)

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    Red Book Connect Gets Funding From TPG, Rolls Up Firms
    Red Book Connect, a newly launched, cloud-based technology developer for the restaurant, hospitality and retail industries, has scored major funding from Fort Worth-based TPG Growth, along with Instawares Holding Company, the firm said today. The new company said it has joined Red Book Solutions, MacromatiX, My Recruiting Center, HotSchedules, and SchooX to create a technology platform and a comprehensive suite of services for the hospita (More info...)

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    Aereo Targets Texas With Online Broadcast TV
    Aereo, a startup which is offering up access to broadcast television online, has Texas in its sights as part of an expansion, the company said today. The controversial company--which is backed by Barry Diller--lets users store and access broadcast television on their PC, mobile devices, and more, by tapping into a HDTV broadcasts via an antenna, and storing those for users for later playback. Aereo said that it is expanding into 22 cities this year--beyo (More info...)

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    Iconixx Gets $4.5M
    Austin-based Iconixx Software, a developer of sales performance management software for the enterprise, has raised $4.5M in a funding round. The funding came from Ballast Point Ventures. According to the firm, the funding will go towards sales and marketing. Iconixx is headed by Derrik Deyhimi. The funding was actually announced over the holidays. Iconixx has an interesting history, in that CEO Deyhimi has bought and sold Iconixx several times (More info...)

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