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Kia Kokalitcheva


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Past articles by Kia:

Tony Hsieh, longtime Zappos CEO, dies at 46

In the last decade, he invested heavily in revitalizing the downtown Last Vegas area. → Read More

Facebook says most employees will work from home through May

There will be no May 1 "back to business as usual" for the social networking giant. → Read More

Sequoia Capital calls coronavirus "the black swan of 2020"

Sequoia Capital issued a dire warning Thursday to portfolio company CEOs about the business impacts of the coronavirus, suggesting that they "question every assumption" about their businesses, including cash runway, headcount, sales forecasts, and the availability of future funding. Why it matters: Sequoia, an early investor in Airbnb and Google, is no Chicken Little. The last time it did… → Read More

Facebook unveils Libra, its long-awaited cryptocurrency project

The company's Libra coin will be backed by an independent foundation and is expected to launch next year. → Read More

Scoop: Refinery29 aims to raise $20 million

The millennial-focused media outfit is trying to rebound after a series of layoffs. → Read More

Chart shows meteoric rise of scooter companies Bird and Lime vs. Uber

They grew faster than even Uber, but the pace will be hard to sustain. → Read More

From Spotify to Facebook, everyone's ripping off Snapchat's Stories

It's one of the internet's most popular content distribution methods. → Read More

Kapor Capital wants to dispel myths about do-good investing

The firm says its financial performance is just as good as other VC funds. → Read More

Lyft IPO isn't a jackpot for drivers

Drivers bought in at a price much higher than where the stock currently trades. → Read More

Apple unveils media strategy with fanfare but few details

Apple's big show was long on star power but short on pricing and other key info. → Read More

Tech salaries rise in emerging U.S. hubs

These cities may not remain cheaper labor markets for too long. → Read More

Hostile takeover effort emerges for a popular cryptocurrency

Could Ripple lose control of XRP? → Read More

Google picks up company behind Q&A app

The search giant made a small acquisition of Superpod to boost is virtual assistant. → Read More

Self-driving technology has attracted a staggering amount of investment

The promise of autonomous driving has led investors to open their checkbooks wide. → Read More

Fundraising is no longer the top goal of some tech IPOs

For well-funded tech companies, it's all about liquidity and market validation. → Read More

Airbnb asks SEC to let it give hosts equity

It's not the first "gig economy" company to try to alter the rules on sharing stock. → Read More

Twitter is bringing back an unfiltered feed

If you want all the tweets, and only the tweets you want, Twitter will let you have them. → Read More

San Francisco shuns Bird and Lime in scooter permit picks

San Francisco officials on Thursday granted permits to only two companies, Scoot and Skip, for a one-year electric scooter pilot program. Why it matters: This is a major upset, in that the city didn't pick bigger names like Bird, Lime, Lyft or Uber. → Read More

People cause most self-driving car accidents in California

Even when AVs are at fault, it's usually when humans were at the wheel. → Read More

Sarah Kunst forms Cleo Capital to seed female founders

Debut fund is seeking to raise $10 million. → Read More