Kara Carlson, Austin American-Statesman

Kara Carlson

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Past articles by Kara:

WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning says we need to rethink internet infrastructure for online privacy

At South by Southwest, Wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning argued we need to rethink the infrastructure of the internet. → Read More

Elon Musk wants to build his own town in Bastrop, report says

Elon Musk could be looking to build out his own town outside of Austin in Bastrop County, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. → Read More

OpenAI founder talks ChatGPT, Dall-E and what's next for artificial intelligence at SXSW

Greg Brockman, co-founder of OpenAI, the company behind artificial intelligence softwares ChatGPT and Dall-E, said AI will revolutionize everything. → Read More

Marfa-inspired, 3D-printed amphitheater coming to Long Center

A 3D-printed performance pavilion stage will make its debut at SXSW this year and will be the location where Austin-based Icon plans to host a special event with live music, food trucks and refreshme… → Read More

What's in Elon Musk's Master Plan 3 for Tesla investors? Here's what we know

Tesla company executives used investor day to lay out a vision for the car company's future, the company's "Master Plan." → Read More

Is Tesla moving back to California? No, but here's what Elon Musk's news means for Austin

With a new engineering HQ in Palo Alto, Elon Musk told CNBC that Tesla will be "kind of a dual-headquartered company" in Austin and California. → Read More

Bernie Sanders, Greg Casar back striking Austin YouTube Music workers in labor fight

The strike, which started earlier this month, ramped up again Tuesday as U.S. Rep. Greg Casar joined workers picketing outside Austin Google offices. → Read More

Austin-based Tesla to recall over 360,000 vehicles over Full Self Driving beta software

In total the recall impacts 362,758 vehicles that are equipped with the experimental full self driving software or are pending installation. → Read More

Walmart is shuttering its downtown Austin tech office. Here's what we know

Walmart is closing tech offices in Austin, Portland, Oregon, and Carlsbad, California, as the wider tech industry undergoes layoffs. → Read More

Can a Texas company bring back the long-extinct dodo bird?

Colossal Biosciences previously made headlines for its plan to bring back the wooly mammoth. Is the dodo bird next in queue? → Read More

Austin-based Tesla to spend $3.6B on semitruck, battery plants in Nevada

Tesla said Tuesday that it will hire 3,000 workers at the new facilities. → Read More

Google not saying how many Austin workers affected by its worldwide job cuts

Austin is one of Google's largest hubs, and the company said in late 2021 that it employed 1,500 people in Central Texas. → Read More

A $7.6B bid is in play for Austin's National Instruments. Here's what we know.

Emerson Electric said Tuesday that it has made a $7.6 billion offer to buy Austin tech giant National Instruments, now known as NI. → Read More

Austin tech giant National Instruments exploring a possible sale

NI executives say some potential buyers have already approached the company, which has a market cap of $6.1 billion. → Read More

Looking to buy a Tesla? Prices drop 20% as company tries to boost sales

The price cuts apply to vehicles sold in the United States and range from 6% to 20% for Model 3 and Model Y SUVs and some higher-end models. → Read More

Tesla sold record 1.3 million vehicles in 2022 but still short of goal as stock price slides

Austin-based Tesla sold a record 1.3 million vehicles in 2022, but that was below CEO Elon Musk's stated sales goal. → Read More

More than 30 million people now call Texas home as state leads US population gains

In total, Texas has seen an increase of 470,708 people since July 2021, the largest gain by any state. → Read More

You now can ride in a driverless car in Austin, as GM-owned Cruise expands rideshare services

San Francisco-based Cruise is now offering a fully autonomous rideshare service in Austin with no human drivers or monitors. → Read More

Elon Musk's rank as the world's richest person in flux amid Twitter drama

According to Forbes, which tracks the wealth of the richest people in the world, the Tesla CEO has fluctuated between No. 1 and No. 2 this week. → Read More

Blockchain group urges Texas to become hub for cryptocurrency, other emerging tech

A group of industry leaders working to help Texas be a center of activity for blockchain and related technologies, including cryptocurrency, has come out with its first set of recommendations for the… → Read More