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How did a rental startup I’d never heard of leak my home address?

Read your apartment's privacy policy.

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Austin-based True Wealth Ventures raises second fund to back women-led startups

80% of the fund's investors are women, many of whom haven't invested in a venture fund before, partners Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp said

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The Boring Company wants to dig a tunnel under Tesla Gigafactory Texas

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has filed an application with the city of Austin to build a tunnel under Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas in Austin....

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Tesla sued by former workers for allegedly violating federal law during ‘mass layoffs’

Two former Tesla employees filed a lawsuit against the EV maker Sunday alleging that the company did not provide the 60 days of advance notice...

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Down bad

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about layoffs and the Winklevoss rock gods. This week, we’re looking at a new layer of...

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Sana’s plan to level up SMB health care brings in $60M

Sana, a startup that wants to make offering health insurance plans more accessible to small businesses, has raised $60 million in a Series B funding...

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American Express announces its first US crypto rewards credit card

The credit card giant is launching its crypto offering following similar launches from competitors MasterCard and Visa.

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Google Cloud opens a new region in Texas

Google Cloud today announced the launch of its new cloud region in Dallas, Texas, as it continues to expand its data center footprint around the...

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Echoing Elon Musk, Texas AG is investigating Twitter over bots

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal explained the company's approach to spam and bots, noting that the issue is addressed regularly in its quarterly...

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Supreme Court pauses controversial Texas social media law

The Supreme Court blocks a law that allows Texas residents and attorney general to sue social media companies over their content-moderation decisions.

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Texas exposed 1.8 million residents’ data for almost 3 years

A bug in the department's website exposed personal information to the wider internet.

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Lordstown reports $90 million loss and no progress on Foxconn deal

Lordstown Motors said in a filing with the SEC that it has not yet closed a $230 million deal with Foxconn ahead of a May 14 deadline that would...

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Workrise fixes API that spilled users’ personal information

A security researcher said the API allowed anyone to retrieve personal information about subcontractors without needing a password.

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Why a bipartisan embrace of crypto might never extend to Bitcoin

Hey everyone, and welcome back to Chain Reaction In our Chain Reaction podcast this week, Anita and I chatted with Sequoia Capital’s Shaun...

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Dallas County police add Tesla Model 3s to their fleet

Dallas County is the latest to tap EVs for law enforcement, adding three Tesla Model 3s to its police fleet. Local, state, and federal governments...

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Nue Life Health raises $23M Series A Led by Obvious Ventures for psychedelics platform

Last year we covered the $3.3 million seed round for NUE Life Health, a US-based telemedicine startup in the US, which was building out a mental...

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Hype, hope and money: Your guide to all the EV SPAC investigations going on

If 2020 and 2021 were the years of the SPAC, 2022 is shaping up to be the year of the reprimand.

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Daily Crunch: Brex says DoorDash is ‘first of many’ new enterprise customers to come

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Daily Crunch: Citing ‘uncertain mortgage market,’ Better.com rolls out employee buyout plan

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FabuLingua wins the TechCrunch City Spotlight: Austin pitch-off!

It’s my pleasure to announce FabuLingua won today’s City Spotlight: Austin pitch-off! The company competed against knowRX Health and...

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Austin’s Will Hurley on the city’s incredible tech rise

Laura Lorek Contributor Share on Twitter Laura Lorek has lived in the Austin area since 2000, where she's been writing about established...

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Bitcoin miners are dusting off Kentucky coal towns, spurred by state crypto tax incentives

Kentucky and mining-focused businesses alike have reaped benefits from legislation to incentivize bitcoin miners to establish roots in the...

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Flytrex expands drone delivery into Texas

We’re still very much in the baby steps of drone delivery, at the moment. It’s a category that’s seen both its share of setbacks (Amazon...

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Crypto mining is approaching a key inflection point

The looming shift in Ethereum from proof of work to proof of stake will have a noticeable impact on the broader crypto market.

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NetWalker ransomware operator extradited to the US, over $28M in bitcoin seized

A former Canadian government employee accused of carrying out dozens of ransomware attacks has been extradited to the United States, with more than...

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REvil hacker accused of Kaseya ransomware attack arrested and extradited to the US

The alleged REvil member faces over 100 years in prison if convicted.

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S3 Ventures, Tacora close on new funds to boost Austin startups

Austin’s venture capital scene has been hot for years now, but a pair of investment firms just closed on new funds that will ultimately inject...

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Texas attorney general files lawsuit against Meta over Facebook’s facial recognition technology

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit against Meta over Facebook’s facial recognition practices, his office announced on...

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