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How tech giants are responding to the growing green card backlog

Tech giants including Amazon, Google and Salesforce say that the current green card process is untenable.

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Elon Musk taps the Twitter whistleblower for help getting out of the deal

Elon Musk's legal team sent a subpoena to former Twitter head of security Peiter "Mudge" Zatko, who filed a whistleblower complaint...

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Yelp update to warn consumers Crisis Pregnancy Centers aren’t abortion care providers

Following the overturn of Roe v. Wade, companies have been bolstering efforts and navigating the legal landscape to provide care to birthing people....

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US SEC Chair Gensler reiterates crypto stance, frustrating those seeking clarity

Some say the lack of requirements for the crypto industry leaves platforms to innovate in the dark.

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SEC spears ‘Crypto Crusaders’ over alleged pyramid scheme

Popular Ethereum dApp Forsage is the latest crypto project to find itself in the crosshairs of U.S. regulators for alleged fraud

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CHIPS Act passes House on way to Biden signing

Following a strong showing of bipartisan support in the Senate, the CHIPS Act staved off last minute attempts by the GOP House leadership to derail...

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Lot, the big-tech anti-patent-troll group, launches Adapt to tackle inclusion in the world of IP

Patent trolling, critics say, is guided by one principle alone: money. Yet tackling it remains a complex task with many angles. Today, a consortium...

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Dear Sophie: Should co-founders on OPT, STEM OPT pursue H-1Bs?

My two co-founders and I are on OPT and STEM OPT. We're all from India and are considering the H-1B lottery. How can we structure our...

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The Dogefather sends his regards

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we looked at a crossover episode for meme investing. This week, we’re talking about Musk dumping...

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WTF is a 409A?

In the past few months, both Stripe and Instacart have seen their internal valuations updated in a 409A appraisal process. What is this all about,...

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Regulators should address crypto ‘garbage’ first, former SEC Chairman Clayton says

Stablecoins, CFTC oversight are among the first issues U.S. Senate hopes to tackle in bipartisan crypto bill

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Dear Sophie: How can we transfer a candidate’s H-1B and green card?

My startup needs to hire an AI expert, and our top candidate is asking us to transfer her H-1B and green card to our company. Can we do it? Do we...

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FTX policy exec says its ‘priorities have not changed’ amid market madness

As the crypto markets continue to trend downward, the world's second-largest crypto exchange, FTX, remains undeterred.

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4 climate tech investors sound off on Supreme Court’s EPA ruling

The U.S. was delivered a setback in its efforts to mitigate climate change. Investors are dismayed but still optimistic.

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Supreme Court’s EPA ruling all but ensures the US won’t be competitive with China or Europe

The United States still has a shot at turning things around, but it's a long one.

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US Supreme Court says EPA can’t regulate carbon pollution under Clean Air Act

The 6-3 decision makes it increasingly likely that an act of Congress will be required to rein in planet-warming emissions.

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Epic Games points to Mac’s openness and security in its latest filing in App Store antitrust case

In a new court filing, Epic Games challenges Apple’s position that third-party app stores would compromise the iPhone’s security. And it...

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Despite regulatory hurdles, these 4 US cannabis investors are planting seeds for tomorrow

Bear markets and high interest rates often cause investors to turn away from anything resembling a risky investment. Yet, now is a good time to take...

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Apple’s latest research suggests the iOS app economy supports 2.2 million U.S. jobs

As app store legislation targeting tech giants Apple and Google moves forward in Congress, Apple today is out with two more new reports meant to...

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PSA: Apple’s new rules let apps raise subscription prices automatically

Surely, this won’t be abused? Alongside the launch of the iOS 15.5 update, Apple introduced a new set of rules to govern auto-renewing...

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Dear Sophie: What are the visa options for international founders?

I started a startup in Pakistan with a couple of co-founders a few years ago. One of the co-founders and I want to move to the United States to...

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Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary talks crypto and why he’s pro stablecoins

Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary talks about the kind of crypto company he would create if he decided to do so.

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Judge tosses Trump’s lawsuit over his lifetime Twitter ban

A federal judge in California dismissed Donald Trump’s lawsuit against Twitter Friday, dimming at least one avenue the former president and...

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We need app store competition, not Apple’s 1960s-style paternalistic monopoly

Big tech companies want to scare people with dire warnings that proposed federal bills would put their security in jeopardy.

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‘Always on and watching’: A former Xinjiang prisoner describes life inside China’s detention camps

The rare first-hand account will help lawmakers and prosecutors investigate Chinese technology giants accused of enabling human rights abuses.

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Transatlantic data transfers ‘deal in principle’ faces tough legal review

The political agreement reached late last month between the European Union and the US administration on a new transatlantic data transfers pact which...

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Dear Sophie: How long does it take to get International Entrepreneur Parole?

My co-founder and I have E-2 status and we're expecting a VC investment. We are interested in International Entrepreneur Parole, but we’re...

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EU swipes at Apple snubbing Dutch antitrust enforcement

The European Union’s head of digital policy, EVP Margrethe Vestager, has hit out at Apple — suggesting the company is deliberately...

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