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Mexico Is Buying a Texas Oil Refinery in a Quest for Energy Independence

DEER PARK, Texas — Two giant murals, on storage tanks at an oil refinery here, depict the rebels led by Sam Houston who secured Texas’ independence from Mexico in the […]




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FanDuel founder and Sequoia bet on Spanish-language fantasy sports app Draftea

Founder Alán Jaime Misrahi grew up devoted to soccer, eventually playing in Mexico’s third division. While he didn’t necessarily make it to the “big leagues” playing the sport, his new […]




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Dear Sophie: With the H-1B lottery looming, how should we approach overseas hiring?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur […]




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Housing startup QuintoAndar to open first technology hub outside Brazil in Portugal

QuintoAndar is taking its first steps out of Brazil to open a technology hub in Lisbon, Portugal aimed at attracting technology talent across the pond. Co-founder and CEO Gabriel Braga made […]







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TechCrunch+ roundup: Slashing technical debt, IPO analysis, your first comms hire

Early-stage entrepreneurs who are eager to ship usually spend more time calculating their startup’s monthly burn rate than selecting an optimal development environment. As a result, technical debt starts to […]




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How an 11-Foot-Tall 3-D Printer Is Helping to Create a Community

Square FeetThree-dimensional printing can create nearly any object. A partnership in Mexico is putting that theory to the test, building a village for residents living in poverty.Pedro García Hernández, 48, […]




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Apps to reach record highs in Q3 of 36B downloads and $34B in consumer spending

A new forecast on the state of the app economy indicates the third quarter will see record-breaking revenues spent on apps and games. According to App Annie, consumers worldwide will […]




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Google Could Be Violating Labor Laws With Pay for Temp Workers

But last year, in an company email, a Google manager said it appeared that there were 16 additional countries, including Brazil, Canada, Australia and Mexico, with some form of equal […]




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How Mexico Helped The Times Get Its Journalists Out of Afghanistan

A group of Afghans who worked for The New York Times, along with their families, touched down safely early Wednesday — not in New York or Washington, but at Benito […]