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. 

Click here to register and share the link with your team.
Tyler

 

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

 

Ideas Sparked by the Ebbs and Flows of Twitter Conversations
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

 

Instagram’s Head of Design on Building a Design Team and Shipping Stories
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

 

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