Welcome to Thursday.
We’re excited to announce The PLUG’s first #TechTuesday live webinar on June 13th at 1 p.m. (ET). This in-depth discussion features Maxime Paul, collaboration technical product lead at Jaguar Land Rover. Participants will learn about new technologies, how startups can land a spot in the Jaguar Land Rover incubator, and Maxime’s role in working with companies to expand their businesses with top tier car manufacturers.
|Prince’s Quiet Investment in Solar Power Could Undermine Trump’s Agenda|
|Prince quietly funded solar energy startups before he died last year, and now that funding could help young clean-tech firms navigate the turbulent Trump era.|
|MARIA GALLUCCI | MASHABLE|
|Environmental Racism Is the New Jim Crow|
|“Pollution and the risk of disaster are assigned to black and brown communities through generations of discrimination and political neglect,” says Vann R. Newkirk II.|
|DANIEL LOMBROSO, VANN R. NEWKIRK II | THE ATLANTIC|
|He’s Building an Open Source Tool to Help Organizations Prepare for Data Breaches|
|Matt Mitchell of CryptoHarlem, a specialist in digital safety and encryption, is dedicating time to creating Protect Your Org, a free, open source, tool for all organizations to prepare for inevitable data breaches.|
JOHN MANNES | TECH CRUNCH
|I have to credit “Black Twitter” with my sanity. The way BT takes a news story or a meme and runs with it is my all-time favorite thing online these days. It’s the best real-time commentary we have, outside of something like “Saturday Night Live.”|
|JENNA WORTHAM | NYT|
|Ian Spalter discusses his experiences working with agencies vs. startups, how to build a design team as a company matures, and how a company the size of Instagram manages to iterate so quickly.|
|JARED ERONDU | TECH CRUNCH|