Today’s funding and acquisitions news roundup from across the web:

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BookRenter raises $40M for textbook rentals (via DealsBeat)


Energy Efficiency Startup Transphorm Emerges From Stealth, Raises $20 Million From Google Ventures (via TechCrunch)

Phononic Devices Raises $10 Million To Turn Heat Waste Into Energy (via TechCrunch)


Exclusive: Grey Area Raises $2.5 Million To Turn Your City Into A Game (via TechCrunch)