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Lora Kolodny


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Recent articles by Lora:

Tesla General Counsel Todd Maron is leaving the company

A top lawyer at Tesla, Todd Maron, is leaving the company to be replaced by seasoned trial lawyer Dane Butswinkas, chairman of Williams & Connolly. → Read More

Tesla's head of global security is out after 11 months

Tesla head of global security, Jeff Jones, a veteran of the U.S. secret service and Uber, is no longer with the electric vehicle maker. Jones reported directly to CEO Elon Musk and was a senior director at Tesla. → Read More

Elon Musk should just admit it when his companies are in trouble — it would make supporters love him even more

Tesla holds sway over legions of fans, mission-driven employees and patient customers. So why doesn't CEO Elon Musk just admit it when the company's having problems? Instead, it took him all year to admit that in 2018 Tesla was "near-death." → Read More

Booster Fuels designed a truck that can squeeze through parking lots to refill your car while you work

Booster Fuels designed a truck that can navigate parking lots to refill your car while you work. Facebook, PayPal, Pepsi and Frito Lay offer the service as a perk for employees. The start-up currently operates in about 20 U.S. cities. → Read More

'Moneyball' mastermind Billy Beane predicts health tech and AI will transform pro sports

In an interview with CNBC's Julia Boorstin, Oakland A's General Manager Billy Beane said health-tech and AI are poised to transform professional sports. → Read More

Tesla is turning to partners to help with a growing used-car business

With a higher than ever volume of its electric cars coming back off lease, Tesla is sending some cars to outside firms for inspections and reconditioning. → Read More

Robyn Denholm will replace Elon Musk as Tesla's board chair

On Wednesday, Tesla said Robyn Denholm will replace Elon Musk as Tesla's board chair. → Read More

Peter Thiel says Silicon Valley has 'jumped the shark' and there may be no more big consumer internet companies

Tech investor and Trump donor Peter Thiel thinks all the great consumer internet ideas may have been exhausted, and thinks Trump will win re-election in 2020 as long as the economy is good. → Read More

Elon Musk buys $10 million in Tesla shares and plans to purchase $20 million more next week

Tesla CEO Elon Musk purchased $10 million worth of shares in the electric car company on the open market, according to a new filing on Tuesday. He still plans to buy another $20 million in a direct transaction with Tesla, the filing reveals. → Read More

Trump lashes out at Democratic donor Tom Steyer days after he was targeted in bomb plot

Trump lashed out at Democratic donor Tom Steyer days after he was the target of alleged mail bomber Cesar Sayoc Jr. → Read More

IBM to acquire Red Hat in deal valued at $34 billion

The acquisition is by far IBM's largest deal ever, and third-biggest in the history of U.S. tech. → Read More

IBM to acquire Red Hat in deal valued at $34 billion

IBM to acquire Red Hat in deal valued at $34 billion → Read More

Top VC deals: Amazon backs Tado, Nio backs Innovusion, and Bessemer closes its 10th fund at $1.85 billion

A weekly recap of some of the most interesting venture capital deals, funds and start-ups. → Read More

Oracle founder Larry Ellison discloses big personal stake in Tesla

Oracle founder and billionaire Larry Ellison disclosed that his second-largest personal investment is in Tesla. He made the statement on an Oracle analyst call saying: "My second largest investment I will disclose it now I am not sure people know, I am very close friends to Elon Musk and I am a very big investor in Tesla. And so Tesla had a good day and I think Tesla has a lot of upside." This… → Read More

Tesla 'obviously' plans to take on Uber and Lyft, says CEO Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a third-quarter earnings call that Tesla plans to launch a ride-hailing service of its own, a direct competitor to Uber or Lyft. → Read More

Tesla boosts cash position despite repaying loan, expects trend to continue through Q4

In a third-quarter update, Tesla reported an improved cash position, even though it repaid $82.5 million in loans, expects trend to continue in the fourth-quarter. → Read More

Elon Musk says Tesla will eliminate some interior  options for Models S and X to simplify production

Musk, who announced the news over Twitter, said some options won't be available after Nov. 1. "Order now to be sure of the one you want," he said. → Read More

One of the inventors of Apple's fingerprint sensor is now making tech easier for seniors

After helping bring biometrics to Apple, entrepreneur Scott Moody is back with a start-up called K4Connect that's bringing cutting-edge technologies to senior living communities. → Read More

Tesla CEO Elon Musk just introduced a 'lower-cost, mid-range' Model 3 via Twitter

Tesla's CEO announced that the car "Costs $35k after federal & state tax rebates in California," but the list price is more than $10,000 higher. → Read More

Tesla VP of manufacturing Gilbert Passin has left

Tesla has lost more than a dozen executives in the last twelve months. Gilbert Passin, the company's VP of manufacturing who held several roles during his nine-year tenure, is among them, sources say. Manufacturing is now overseen by Automotive President Jerome Guillen. → Read More