Kara Carlson, Austin American-Statesman

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Recent articles by Kara:

Elon Musk's Boring Co. might build a pedestrian tunnel in an Austin suburb

Kyle, which is south of Austin, could become home to the first project in Central Texas for Elon Musk's tunneling company. → Read More

Crypto in Austin: City getting set to host major emerging tech event Consensus 2022

The Consensus 2022 event hosted by cryptocurrency-focused news site CoinDesk is expected to bring thousands of attendees to Austin in June. → Read More

Elon Musk sells $8.5 billion worth of Tesla stock following Twitter deal

Musk tweeted that he doesn't plan any more sales of the company's stock. Tesla's share price has bounced around following news of the Twitter deal. → Read More

Elon Musk's Twitter deal rattles Tesla investors, but analysts see few long-term concerns

Tesla's share price dropped more than 12% on Tuesday, but had begun recovering those losses on Wednesday. → Read More

If Elon Musk does buy Twitter, would he move its headquarters to Austin?

Industry analysts say it's not a stretch to think Musk might move the company's HQ to Austin, which has become a focal point for his companies. → Read More

High-tech checkout: You can start using your palm to pay at Austin-area Whole Foods stores

The Amazon One tech is in place now at the Whole Foods store at the Arbor Trails center; other area stores will get it in the coming weeks. → Read More

Austin cybersecurity firm SailPoint being sold to Thoma Bravo in $6.9 billion deal

Sailpoint was founded in 2005 and went public in 2017. → Read More

Going global: Fast-growing Austin tech firm data.world looks to step into Europe

A new $50 million cash infusion will help accelerate Austin tech firm data.world's growth. → Read More

Austin startup Uhnder thinks big with radar tech for autonomous vehicles

The company makes digital imaging radar tech designed to be used in autonomous vehicles and driver assistance systems. → Read More

What is an NFT, anyway? Your guide to SXSW's high-tech jargon

Web3. NFTs. The metaverse. You can't get away from all the buzzwords at South by Southwest. → Read More

A home for robots: During SXSW 2022, Austin debuts new robotics, drone testing site

The Center for Autonomous Robotics is a partnership between Austin accelerator Capital Factory and Austin drone company Guinn Partners. → Read More

Space tech startup Slingshot Aerospace raises $25 million to fuel growth

Slingshot Aerospace, which makes software for tracking satellites and other space objects, is headquartered in both Austin and California. → Read More

Austin space tech firm CesiumAstro raises $60 million to continue growth

With the new funding, the company plans to grow its footprint and develop new technology. → Read More

Austin health tech startup Wheel lands $150 million to fuel growth

Wheel offers a virtual care platform and clinician network that medical companies can use to build and scale their own virtual care offerings. → Read More

Elon Musk says he lives in a $50,000 tiny home. Is he actually living at a friend's Austin mansion?

Billionaire Elon Musk may be staying in Austin at a waterfront mansion, owned by a friend and fellow billionare, the Wall Street Journal reported. → Read More

Austin startup AI Fleet bets that artificial intelligence can reshape trucking industry

Company recently raised $21 million, and is poised for swift growth. → Read More

Is Elon Musk's SpaceX in financial peril due to engine production woes?

In a recent email to employees, Elon Musk suggested SpaceX could face bankruptcy if it can't ramp up its engine production. → Read More

Tesla officially moves headquarters to new Austin factory

The company's latest securities filing does little to clear up the other unknowns, such as how many employees might be coming to Central Texas. → Read More

How did tiny Taylor win Samsung's $17 billion chip plant? Incentives helped

Samsung's chip plant is being described as the largest direct foreign investment in Texas history. → Read More

Report: Samsung picks Taylor as site for $17 billion chip plant

If confirmed, it would be the latest in a stunning run of economic development wins for the Austin area, and for its technology sector in particular. → Read More