Lora Kolodny, CNBC

Lora Kolodny


San Francisco, CA, United States

Contact Lora

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • CNBC
  • SCMP News
  • TechCrunch
  • Wall Street Journal

Recent articles by Lora:

Tesla loses HR vice president and head of diversity Felicia Mayo

Tesla loses vice president of HR and head of diversity, Felicia Mayo, one of a few black woman executives to break Silicon Valley's glass ceiling. → Read More

Tesla loses key Autopilot engineer to self-driving truck start-up Embark

The departure of Tesla Autopilot perception lead Zeljko Popovic comes at a critical time, as Tesla is promising its electric vehicles will be capable of operating as "robotaxis" by the end of next year. Tesla also says it plans to start production of its long-awaited electric semi trucks by the end of 2020. → Read More

Hyundai backs Aurora to develop driverless systems for Kia and Hyundai models

Hyundai's investment in Aurora brings total capital raised by the self-driving car company to at least $700 million. → Read More

Elon Musk says Tesla still plans to offer insurance, but is waiting for an acquisition to close

The idea behind Tesla offering its own insurance would be to lower rates for drivers, leveraging internal data from Tesla's AutoPilot systems to justify that. → Read More

Elon Musk says Tesla has designed a submarine car like the one in 'The Spy Who Loved Me'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk delighted shareholders on Tuesday by revealing the company has designed a submarine car like the one from the James Bond movie, 'The Spy Who Loved Me.' → Read More

Elon Musk at Tesla shareholder meeting: 'It won't be long before we have a 400-mile range car'

CEO Elon Musk spoke at Tesla's annual shareholder meeting in Mountain View, California on Tuesday. → Read More

Jeff Bezos interrupted by protester, says space exploration is necessary to 'save the Earth'

Protestor rushes on stage at Amazon Re:MARS conference during keynote by Jeff Bezos → Read More

Elon Musk's SpaceX is now worth more than Tesla

Elon Musk's re-usable rocket venture is now worth more than his electric car company. → Read More

Tesla is rejiggering its Fremont factory to build the Model Y SUV and a Model S refresh

Starting up production of the Model Y in 2019 allows Tesla to tap into the growing SUV segment sooner rather than later. → Read More

Read Tesla CEO Elon Musk's email to employees where he says the company made an average of 900 Model 3s per day this week

The e-mail's optimistic tone helped Tesla shares turn positive for the first time in seven days. → Read More

Don't hold your breath waiting for Apple or Amazon to buy Tesla, Morgan Stanley analyst warns in private investor call

In a private call with Morgan Stanley clients on Wednesday, research analyst Adam Jones, a long-time Tesla bull, said it's extremely unlikely that big tech firms like Apple or Amazon would ever move to acquire the electric vehicle maker. → Read More

Read the email Elon Musk sent to Tesla employees calling for 'hardcore' control of expenses

The memo says that $2 billion in fresh funding would only cover 10 months of business at the company's first quarter burn rate. → Read More

Zipline, which delivers lifesaving medical supplies by drone, now valued at $1.2 billion

Zipline delivers lifesaving medical supplies by drone and has raised $190 million in recent venture capital fundraising to expand these services in Rwanda, Ghana and soon the U.S. → Read More

The biggest breakthrough in agriculture to help feed the planet may come from outer space

The No. 1 company on the CNBC Disruptor 50 list for 2019 is Indigo Ag, a start-up that's out to feed the world and help farmers make a good living without harming the planet. The key to its growth is hidden in the stars. → Read More

This robot can pick tomatoes without bruising them and detect ripeness better than humans

This robot can pick tomatoes without bruising them and detect ripeness better than humans → Read More

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says Elon Musk is wrong on robotaxi timing

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says Elon Musk's vision is right, but timing is wrong on driverless transportation. → Read More

Uber IPO is likely to price around $44 or $45 per share: Sources

Uber is preparing for its public debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. → Read More

Lyft riders in Phoenix will soon be able to hail Waymo driverless cars

Lyft riders in Phoenix will soon be able to hail Waymo driverless cars → Read More

Shares of fake meat company Beyond Meat soar as market tanks

Beyond Meat, which makes "plant-based meat" products now featured at Del Taco, TGIF and Carl's Jr., saw shares rise more than 13% in mid-day trading as the market tanked. → Read More

David Einhorn calls Elon Musk's Tesla promises 'a lot of horse---t'

At the Sohn Investment Conference on Monday, Greenlight Capital founder David Einhorn said CEO Elon Musk's Tesla promises are "horse---t." → Read More