Venture capitalist John Doerr and his wife gave $1.5 million last week to a group that’s defending global-warming legislation in California, bringing the couple’s total contribution so far to $2 million.
Remind101 Inc., a free mobile messaging service for teachers, raised $15 million in a funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as the company works to attract users looking for simpler ways to communicate at schools.
General Electric Co.’s Jeffrey Immelt and Microsoft Corp.’s Bill Gates called today for the U.S. government to more than triple its spending on clean energy research and development to $16 billion a year.
President Barack Obama dined with a dozen leaders of the U.S. technology industry including Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs and Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg as he sought support for his education and innovation agenda and discussion on promoting growth.
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced the creation of an advocacy group called Fwd.us to lobby for immigration changes, higher academic standards and investments in scientific research.