Daily Archives: June 15, 2011

Tech news from around the web:

Google has announced  its new solar energy fund for SolarCity, a residential solar power provider, ZDNet reports. Google’s $280 million dollar investment in the fund is the company’s largest in clean energy to date, the company said in a blog post.  

A bill introduced in Congress on Tuesday could change the rules governing when technology companies like Facebook and Zynga must go public, allowing them to remain private much longer than currently permitted.

Under current guidelines of the Securities and Exchange Commission, companies must publish their financial details three months after the calendar year in which they reach 500 shareholders, including employees who hold stock in the company. Once they’ve made their financials public, most companies file for an IPO.