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The Death of a Russian Oligarch and His Dream of a Cannabis Empire

"In the past, these two kids, whenever they wanted money, he just sent it."

Senior reporter Tami Abdollah wraps up her gripping five-part investigation, "The Green Rush," into the spectacular rise and fall of L.A.'s Genius Fund and the people behind it.

Tencent and Universal Music create a joint label for Chinese artists.

TikTok tracks user data in a tactic banned by Google.

Airbnb plans to confidentially file for IPO this month.

Netflix, Hulu and Tencent are now on Microsoft's list of officially recognized competitors.

Elon Musk's Tesla announces five-for-one stock split as shares continue to soar.

The Crash of L.A.'s Genius Fund 

The conclusion of our "Green Rush" series looks at the death of Dmitry Bosov and a final round of layoffs at L.A.'s Genius Fund. Read more

Read the rest here: Part 1: Rise and Collapse of LA's Genius Fund | Part 2: Growing Pains in Plumas County | Part 3: A Line of Failed Products | Part 4: What Happened in Adelanto

How Valence Plans to Narrow the Wealth Gap with Algorithms 

The social networking platform for Black professionals launched last year and has already attracted 10,000 members. It just got a $5.25 million boost from a Series A round led by GGV Capital. Read here>>

XPrize Launches Competition to Detect Covid-19 

XPRIZE announces $1.5 million prize for creators of best CT scan protocols to find virus. Read here. >>

    Watch: Is the Green Rush Over?

    Catch our Strategy Session looking at the current and future marijuana marketplace in California, with experts from Galen Diligence, Harris Bricken Forbes Tate Partners and Rowe Policy Media. Watch here.>>

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