Kara Carlson, Austin American-Statesman

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Recent articles by Kara:

Tesla still not giving many details about HQ move to Austin

Tesla held its third-quarter earnings call with shareholders Wednesday as Elon Musk works to move the company's headquarters from California to Texas. → Read More

Austin-developed IBM technology could speed up NASA research

With the help of a project being developed with IBM's Austin-based space technology team, data processing could be sped up from weeks to a day. → Read More

How Austin dating app maker Bumble has thrived during the pandemic

Amid the uncertainty of the past 18 months, Austin's dating app maker Bumble has adapted and thrived, growing its customer base and its revenue. → Read More

Software firm NinjaRMM moves HQ to Austin, plans to keep growing

NinjaRMM is the latest tech company to trade California for Austin. → Read More

Robots take the wheel: Lyft to offer driverless rides in Austin next year

Austin will be one of the first markets to offer autonomous ride-hailing options through a partnership between Lyft, Ford and Argo AI. → Read More

Tech firm Disco becomes latest Austin company to go public, makes Wall Street debut

Company's shares surge on its first day of trading on Wall Street. → Read More

Four Austin startups combine to raise nearly $60 million

Austin-based Billd, ThreatWarrior, Gembah and LitLingo say they expect the cash influx to drive growth. → Read More

Austin neighborhood to be fueled by Tesla solar, battery tech

SunHouse at Easton Park will be the first Tesla Solar neighborhood developed by Tesla, Brookfield Assett Management and real estate developer Dacra. → Read More

Search ongoing for missing swimmer in Lake Travis, emergency officials say

The search "has transitioned to recovery mode," Austin-Travis County EMS said. → Read More

Elon Musk says SpaceX still growing in Texas, plans rocket engine factory near Waco

The facility, which will be in McGregor, will be the company's second rocket engine manufacturing facility and produce Raptor 2 engines. → Read More

Two dead, one injured after three-car crash in North Austin

Two people died, and one person is critically injured following a three-car crash on an exit ramp in North Austin early Saturday morning. → Read More

An affiliate of Elon Musk's tunneling company buys land in Bastrop County

It's the latest Austin-area expansion for companies led by the billionaire entreprenuer. → Read More

Experts say Central Texas still a strong option for potential $17 B Samsung factory

Samsung has yet to name a location for its newest advanced U.S-based chip-making facility but industry experts aren't counting Central Texas out. → Read More

Austin tech startups Sevco Security, SeekOps combine to raise $29 million for growth

Austin-based Sevco Securities landed $15 million and and SeekOps received $14 million. → Read More

Amid pandemic, Austin's tech sector has quietly boomed

As other industries grappled with how to stay afloat, new tech companies and workers have poured into Austin since March 2020. → Read More

Tesla set to build cars in Austin, but still can't sell directly to Texans

Texas lawmakers failed to pass a bill that would have allowed Tesla to skirt the state's auto sales law. → Read More

Firefly Aerospace plans to add 680 jobs in Cedar Park

Cedar Park City Council approved a 10-year, $4.3 million economic development incentive agreement with Firefly Aerospace. → Read More

Austin AI company SparkCognition grows renewables offerings through acquisition

Austin's SparkCognition is creating an AI-enabled management platform focused on renewable energy following its latest acquisition. → Read More

Saturday's Austin weather to bring clouds, chance of storms in the Hill Country

We're in for a cloudy and humid day, with a possible high of 85 degrees. → Read More

Three Austin tech startups raise $22.5 million for growth

Three Austin-based technology startups have raised a combined $22.5 million in three separate funding deals this week. CognitOps raised $11 million, Harmonic Bionics raised $7 million and Expressable raised $4.5 million. → Read More