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Why Southern California is a new EV mecca, with Rivian, Lordstown, and Karma in Irvine

With the click of a mouse, a Karma Automotive technician brings a brand new electric vehicle to life. You sit inside and marvel at the sleek console, the plush seats, the streamlined, jet-age dashboard. Never mind that this new car doesn’t yet exist. Never mind that the driver’s seat you’re sitting on is actually a metal office chair. Thanks to the magic of virtual reality, Karma Automotive’s designers can visualize how a car looks long before they build it. “I can put you inside a car,” said Da...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Asia, Business, California, China, America, Los Angeles, Tesla, Bloomberg, Sport, Austin, Karma, Soccer, United States, Ford

The Station: The script for Elon Musk’s Loop drivers, Redwood snags $700M and a chat with Kodiak Robotics’ co-founder

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello readers: Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. In case you missed it, our scoop machine Mark Harris was at it again. This time, he found some interesting and entertaining documents related to Elon Musk’s underground Loop system in Las Vega...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Transportation, Lyft, Twitter, Elon Musk, Minnesota, Microsoft, Indonesia, California, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Milwaukee, Singapore

Texans march on capitol to protect voting rights

Beto O’Rourke and Rev William Barber among speakers in Austin as fight to protect ballot access goes on
Tags: Austin, Rev William Barber, Beto O'Rourke

Texans march on capitol to protect voting rights – will Washington listen?

Beto O’Rourke and the Rev William Barber among speakers in Austin as fight to protect ballot access goes onWhen a legion of Texans descended on their state capitol on Saturday morning, the signs they carried conveyed raw terror about the erosion of their democracy. Related: Trump tries to defend ‘just say the election was corrupt’ demand Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Republicans, Washington, World news, US news, Austin, Democrats, US politics, US domestic policy, Trump, Rev William Barber, Julian Castro, US voting rights, Beto O'Rourke, Biden Administration

NFL in Austin? Reports say Buffalo Bills threatening move to Central Texas

Earlier this year, Austin became home to its first professional sports franchise when Austin FC kicked off its inaugural Major League...
Tags: NFL, Austin, Buffalo Bills, Central Texas, Austin FC

Confluence to Connellsville

Austin and I e-biked through Ohiopyle, from Conflluence to Connellsville, Pennsylvania and back, a distance of 55 miles.  Beautiful! From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book.. [Author: PBurns]
Tags: Pets, Austin, Connellsville, PBurns, Connellsville Pennsylvania, Conflluence

Austin emerges as possible relocation spot for Bills amid new Orchard Park stadium negotiations, per report

The club is proposing a billion stadium in Orchard Park funded by the taxpayers
Tags: Austin, Orchard Park

Willie Nelson condemns the Texas voting bill as 'un-American' and headlines at the end of a four-day protest

Willie Nelson headlines protest against new voting legislation in Texas (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for MoveOn) Country star Willie Nelson headlined the final day of the four-day march against voting legislation in Texas. Texas is one of several GOP-led states that have introduced voting bills following the 2020 election. The protested legislation proposes several policies, including new ID requirements for voting. See more stories on Insider's business page. Country music star W...
Tags: Texas, Congress, Washington, Trends, Austin, Gop, Willie Nelson, Biden, Nelson, Cisa, Greg Abbott, Texas Texas, Rick Kern Getty, Beto O Rourke, Liz Theoharis, Bethany Dawson

Welcome to the hi-flex economy, where everything's optional

The desire for flexibility at work is creating a demand for flexibility in other parts of the economy like real estate, entertainment, and fashion. It will come to define the economy of the 2020s. Marianne Ayala/Insider Suzy Leanos worked hard through the pandemic in her digital-marketing job, and by March of this year she was burned out. She quit without anything lined up.A self-described "microinfluencer," Leanos earns some income with influencer work, and she wrote an article for AdWeek ...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Washington Post, Cdc, US, America, Trends, Austin, Delta, Richard, Adweek, Saks Fifth Avenue, Charlotte, Louis Vuitton, Wolf, NPD Group

Comment on everyday meatballs by Lisa in Austin

FIVE STARS!!! Loved it! Definitely the easiest and least messy way to make meatballs, I did not miss the browning. Used ground bison and jarred Rao’s marinara with a small can of plan tomato sauce to equal 28oz bc that’s what I had. Turned out great! Thanks!
Tags: Food, Austin, Lisa, Rao

Austin PD teaches cadets US Constitution using material from John-Birch-Society shill

Your correspondent appears to have lost the capacity for surprise or outrage, or this might affect me more. Instead, it mostly makes me feel exhausted and sad to learn that cadets at the Austin police academy are taught a version of constitutional history based on an oft-debunked historical account of America's origins as a Christian Nation, written by a former John-Birch-Society Speakers Bureau member recruited by JBS founder Robert Welch himself. After his death, right-wing talk-show host Glen...
Tags: Google, Law, Glenn Beck, America, Austin, Apd, Tea Party, City Hall, Abbott, Austin City Council, John Birch Society, Manley, Bircher, Texas Legislature, Chacon, JBS

Wacky GOP Stunts Cement Its Status As The Pro-Pandemic And Pro-Insurrection Party

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. Don't Try This At Home While you may have been tracking the latest developments in the infrastructure dance in the Senate or the evolving understanding of the Delta variant or the Tokyo Olympics or even the MLB trade deadline, House Republicans were busy Thursday undertaking not one but TWO different stunts to cement its status as the pro-pandemic/pro-insurrection party: Stunt One: House GOPers "visited" the Senate side of the Capit...
Tags: Florida, News, Cdc, Washington, Senate, Massachusetts, Austin, Gop, Philippines, Hawaii, House, Delta, Mlb, Tokyo, Michigan, Walter Reed

Argo AI can now offer the public rides in its autonomous vehicles in California

Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle technology startup backed by Ford and VW, has landed a permit in California that will allow the company to give people free rides in its self-driving vehicles on the state’s public roads. The California Public Utilities Commission issued the so-called Drivered AV pilot permit earlier this month, according to the approved application. It was posted on its website Friday, a little more than a week after Argo and Ford announced plans to launch at least 1,000 self-dri...
Tags: TC, California, Tech, Palo Alto, Austin, Cruise, Automotive, Vw, Ford, DMV, Miami, Autonomous Vehicles, Argo, Cpuc, Aurora, California Public Utilities Commission

Sen. Marco Rubio mocked Defense Sec. Austin for masking up in the Philippines, where masks are required and COVID-19 is surging

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. Saul Loeb/Pool via AP Sen. Marco Rubio mocked Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for wearing a mask and face shield in the Philippines. The Philippines, which is undergoing a spike in COVID-19, requires masks and face shields in public. Rubio's home state of Florida is dealing with a surge of its own, with hospitalizations on the rise. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Marco Rubio mocked Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Thursday for w...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Defense, US, Trends, Ap, Austin, Philippines, Marco Rubio, The New York Times, Times, US Embassy, Manila

United States: Business Divorce: Court Affirms Jury Finding That A Manager Did Not Breach Her Fiduciary Duties - Winstead PC

In Trinh v. Cent. River Healthcare Group, a brother sued his sister over the management of a PLLC. No. 03-19-00393-CV, 2021 Tex. App. LEXIS 4542 (Tex. App.—Austin June 9, 2021, no pet. history).
Tags: News, Austin, United States, Trinh, Cent River Healthcare Group

15 of the best hotels in Texas, from old school luxury in San Antonio to Wild West vibes in Fort Worth

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Every room at Rancho Pillow is vibrant, colorful, and wholly unique. Rancho Pillow Texas is a big state with cosmopolitan cities, cowboy culture, and white-sand beaches. Major cities and towns have great hotels, from luxurious splurges to quirky, affordable properties. We compiled the best hotels across Texas in places like Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and Marfa. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky They...
Tags: Google, Texas, Washington, Trends, Austin, Dubai, Marriott, Dallas, Miami, Tripadvisor, Houston, Gulf of Mexico, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Expedia, Gulf

Watch this badass cable access host from 1999 make short work of troll callers

This video of prank callers relentlessly hassling the phone line for Raw Time (1999), an Austin public access show fills me with joy and wonder. One of the hosts, Tiffy, handles these calls like an absolute pro. As people call in with weird, rude, and misogynistic comments, she deals with these trolls in the most awesome way.  — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Austin, Cable Access

This California family has visited every In-N-Out in the country

To most customers of In-N-Out Burger, one drive-thru looks pretty much like all the others. But not to Sam Vonderheide. “When you go to 20 a day and 20 the next day, you start to notice things,” he said. Vonderheide is a teacher in Arroyo Grande, a Central California city near Pismo Beach. He and his children, 13-year-old Emery and 11-year-old Berkeley, just wrapped up a mission to visit every In-N-Out in the country. The Irvine-based chain currently has 366 locations in seven states: California...
Tags: Restaurants Food and Drink, Things to do, Fast Food, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE

People are moving back to NYC, but not to San Francisco - and the migration to the Sun Belt looks permanent

People loading a moving truck in Manhattan on September 12, 2020. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Imates People are flocking back to New York and staying away from Silicon Valley, Jefferies analysts said. USPS mail-forwarding data shows New York's occupancy growing with finance giants reopening offices. Big Tech's delayed office return is likely driving population declines in the Bay Area, Jefferies said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The second stage of pandemic-era migra...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, Boston, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Austin, Usps, Manhattan, Silicon Valley, East Coast, Jefferies, Tampa, Sun Belt

Thanks for the memory: Add Samsung to the list of tech giants raking it in despite supply concerns

Turns out that Austin factory shutdown was nothing but a blip Samsung Electronics is flying high on the back of a surge in memory prices and demand expected to remain strong for the rest of 2021.…
Tags: Samsung, Software, Austin, Samsung Electronics

Austin's Blues on the Green returns in August with Grupo Fantasma revue, Sir Woman

The world class cumbia ensemble will host an all-star revue on Aug. 10. Kelsey Wilson's Sir Woman will close out this summer's series on Aug. 11.        [Author: Austin 360]
Tags: Religion, Austin, Grupo Fantasma, Kelsey Wilson, Austin 360

Taiwan is buying high-tech US fighter-jet pods to keep a closer eye on China's navy

A US-made F-16V fighter takes off during a military exercise in southern Taiwan, January 15, 2020. AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying Taiwan will buy six MS-110 reconnaissance pods as well as training and related equipment with an eye toward better surveillance of the PLA. The US State Department says the sale boosts Taiwan's capacity to "meet current and future threats by providing timely intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance." See more stories on Insider's business page. Taiwan ha...
Tags: Japan, Australia, Washington, China, Singapore, US, Trends, Taiwan, Austin, Beijing, United States, Cctv, Defence, State Department, Taipei, PLA

With an all-star cast, Gary Clark Jr. puts the blues back in Blues on the Green

Gary Clark Jr. kicked off Blues on the Green on Tuesday with a thrilling two-hour revue. Mobley and Kalu and the Electric Joint play 8 p.m. Wednesday.        [Author: Austin 360]
Tags: Religion, Austin, Mobley, Gary Clark Jr, Kalu, Austin 360, Electric Joint

I'm a professional golf writer who has visited all the major courses - these are the best golf resorts in the US

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Destination Kohler Many of the country's best golf courses come with incredible hotels that share the grounds. Take advantage of top-notch golf alongside amenities like standout spas, pools, and gourmet dining. We compiled the best golf resorts where the room almost upstages the courses. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Many of the world's best golf courses are located in out-of-the-way or s...
Tags: Europe, Florida, Texas, California, Virginia, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Austin, United States, Queens, Pga Tour, Wisconsin, Bmw, University Of Virginia

Music in Austin this week: Rodney Crowell, Mobley's new movie, Frida Friday ATX, more

Hot music happenings this week include a free show from our Artist of the Month, Nobody's Girl and a music movie night with Mobley and Talking Heads films.        [Author: Austin 360]
Tags: Religion, Austin, Mobley, Austin 360, Rodney Crowell Mobley

QuotaPath raises $21.3M in Insight Partners-led round to help sales teams better track commissions

QuotaPath, which has developed a commission-tracking solution for sales and revenue teams, has raised $21.3 million in a Series A funding round led by Insight Partners. Existing backers ATX Ventures, Integr8d Capital, Stage 2 Capital and HubSpot Ventures also participated in the financing, which brings the startup’s total funding to $26.3 million since its 2018 inception. The funding comes amid a year of growth for the startup, which has dual headquarters in Austin and Philadelphia. Specifically...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Finance, Funding, Sales, Tech, Austin, SaaS, Commission, Venture Capital, Private Equity, HubSpot, Accel, Startup Company, Geller, Bruno

Insurtech startup Spot brings in $17.5M equity, debt to fill insurance gaps for accidental injuries

Affordable healthcare continues to be a major problem in the U.S., with roughly 30 million people without comprehensive healthcare and high medical costs causing many to go into debt. Spot is tackling this issue with a digital, on-demand injury insurance product that can be as-is or as a complement to traditional health insurance. Headquartered in Austin, the company raised $15 million in equity and $2.5 million in debt in a round of seed funding led by GreatPoint Ventures, with participation fr...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Funding, Tech, Austin, Netflix, Health Insurance, Randall, Maria, Montage Ventures, Spot, Matt, McCormick, Silverton Partners, MIKE MCCORMICK

Willie Nelson, startup supporter?

The country music legend behind Austin’s entrepreneurship scene It’s impossible to live in Austin and not hear Willie Nelson’s name.But few people know his story and how he made Austin what it is.And fewer people know about the thread that runs through Willie’s contributions to the Austin music scene, and how that connects to the startup scene.This video gives backstory to Willie, old Austin, and how keeping Austin weird led to Whole Foods and Dell.Sit back, hit play, and get ready for some Wi...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Startup, Austin, Willie-nelson, Dell, Ecosystem, Willie, Austin Startups, Cam Houser

Austin PD's "early warning system" is a failed PR stunt, like pretty much all of them

"Early warning systems" for police are one of those ideas that's touted by institutional players in the wake of bad police misconduct episodes - doubling down on the idea that we just need to identify and oust a "few bad apples" - but IRL, your correspondent has never seen one that worked well. When I was Police Accountability Project Director at ACLU of Texas back in the day, I spent a fair amount of time trying to understand what information might be probative for managers to monitor in an "...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, Aclu, Dallas, Houston, Apd, Irl, Renee Hall, Gritsforbreakfast, Farah Muscadin, Office of Police Oversight, Guidance Advisory Program GAP

Burned by bidding wars, some buyers back off

The first house was in Midvale, Utah — a three-bedroom, just over 2,100 square feet, listed for $479,000. Rob Ettaro and his girlfriend, Kaliana Veros, who had moved from western New York to Salt Lake City, drawn by career opportunities and the stunning scenery of the Wasatch Range, decided to make an offer. This was back in the wintertime, when the young couple had a modest wish list that included room for family to visit. Their hearts still raced at the idea of being homeowners. Ettaro and Ver...
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