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PayPal fires exec Rocky Agrawal after Twitter meltdown

San Jose, US-based payments giant PayPal fired Rakesh "Rocky" Agrawal as its vice president (VP) of strategy this weekend after releasing some insulting words about his colleagues on the social network Twitter.

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Apigee

California enterprise software firm Apigee raises $60M in new funding

Palo Alto, US-based cloud data service and enterprise software provider Apigee raised $60 million in new funding to expand its existing services beyond the basic application programming interface (API) technology.

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Solar Power Panels

US-based solar-panel robotics startup Brittmore bags $1M in government grant

San Jose, US-based solar-panel robotics startup Brittmore Group bagged $1 million in a recent grant from the Department of Energy to automate the construction of solar power plants.

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Natural Sins

Costa Rican startup Natural Sins helps fight obesity by making snacks made of fruit and vegetables

San Jose, Costa Rica-based healthy food startup Natural Sins sells baked snacks made of real fruits and vegetables in a bid to help fight obesity.

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Pley

American LEGO rental startup Pley closes $6.75M in Series A round

San Jose, California-based LEGO rental startup Pley closed $6.75 million in its Series A funding round led by Allegro Venture Partners to fuel its product, workforce, and international expansion efforts.

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Cisco

Cisco invests $6M in Badia Impact Fund to support startups in Jordan

San Jose, US-based networking giant Cisco invested $6 million in the Badia Impact Fund to back tech startups in Jordan as part of a $10 million venture capital investment already committed in May 2011.

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Walmart

Walmart tests online grocery shopping with local pick-up option in Denver

US-based multinational retail chain Walmart started testing the local pick-up option for Walmart To Go, the company's online grocery shopping service with home delivery feature in Denver, Colorado.

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