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December 12, 2016, 12:10 PM

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Kevin J. Delaney / Quartz:
Bill Gates to lead $1B 20-year duration fund to fight climate change in energy, transport, agriculture, other industries; directors include Ma, Doerr, Khosla  —  Bill Gates is leading a more than $1 billion fund focused on fighting climate change by investing in clean energy innovation.
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Tim Cook, Larry Page, Satya Nadella, Sheryl Sandberg, plus CEOs of Cisco, IBM, Intel, and Oracle to attend Trump's tech summit in NY  —  The gathering will take place Wednesday in New York.  —  Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg are among …
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
After California gives the go-ahead, Nvidia starts testing self-driving cars on public roads in the state  —  Nvidia has been granted a permit by the California Department of Motor Vehicles to start testing self-driving vehicle technology on the state's public roads.
Aja Romano / Vox:
Twitter reinstates and re-verifies white nationalist Richard Spencer's personal account, says his accounts were banned for violating multiple accounts rule  —  Twitter banned Richard Spencer because he had too many accounts — not because those accounts promoted racism.
Cadie Thompson / Business Insider:
General Motors CEO Mary Barra on firm's path into self-driving era, how GM pilot programs will differ from competitors', future of personal car ownership, more  —  GM's CEO, Mary Barra, thinks your car could soon turn into a “second office.”  —  With autonomous cars on the horizon …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nantero raises $21M for ultra-dense carbon nanotube NRAM memory, brings total raised to date to $110M+  —  Nantero has raised $21 million in funding for its carbon nanotube memory devices, which are an alternative to mainstream semiconductor chips.  —  The Woburn, Mass.-based company makes …

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