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"The Battle Is For The Customer Interface"
01:22 22.03.15

Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening.

Tom Goodwin @ TechCrunch

An opinion worth checking.

A Coder's Joke
00:30 05.03.15

A good one: "If you ask me if it's you or coding that holds the first place in my heart, I'd say coding and you'd leave and never know that yours is the 0th!" (via TUT.BY)

Siemens A52: Still There
21:20 13.02.15

A blast from the past (almost ten years ago!) The ad is still up, on a building close to the very heart of downtown Kiev:

Siemens A52 was the first cellphone for hundreds of thousands (if not millions) in this region, Russia-Ukraine-Belarus.

Should Crowdfunding Sites Do More to Vet Projects?
00:00 26.11.14

Crowdfunding is awesome for sure, but do you think Kickstarter and Indiegogo and other sites should do more to protect both backers and founders?

Here's my well-sourced take on this, featuring an exciting Kiev-based project that raised more than $1.5M (and red flags for many).

P.S. For the record, it's my first tech story for the Journal submitted from Ukraine - yay!

Kiev, Ukraine
00:00 30.09.14

I'm excited to announce that I'll continue contributing to The Wall Street Journal - this time from Kiev, Ukraine, where I'll be covering a broader set of topics.

Check out my stories here.

My dear friends in Minsk – I hope to visit often, so we'll definitely have a chance to meet in the near future. My dear friends in Kiev, hope to catch up soon!

The Front Page
10:11 28.08.14

If you notice a familiar byline on the front page of The Wall Street Journal today, don't be surprised.

Being a huge fan of A-heds, I couldn't pass up on the opportunity of writing one. Hope you'll enjoy it as much as I've enjoyed working on it.

That's the pinnacle of my summer journey with the Journal in San Francisco: from purely online stories, to print articles on B4, B2, then B1, and, finally, A1.

All in all, it's been an incredible ride - challenging, rewarding and fun.

Quoting a former colleague's editor: “How do you know if we think your work is any good? You know when we publish it in the Wall Street Journal.” I feel humbled – and proud – to have been part of the awesome WSJD team in San Francisco.

It's been truly amazing. I was blessed with the opportunity to work with all these wonderful, talented people, and couldn't possibly be more grateful. Now, it's time for the next challenge. It's time to move on.

Back in Print!
20:16 22.07.14

After years of online journalism, it feels so good to be back in print. Especially if it is the print version of The Wall Street Journal, the largest newspaper in the US and one of the most reputable media outlets in the world. I'm happy and humbled to be a part of it.

Check out my story in the today's Journal (page B4) or online.

P.S. If I recall correctly, I had stopped writing for print publications on a regular basis in 2007 - that's seven years ago. Wow.

Check-in Bar
07:02 02.07.14

The "Check-in Bar" in Kiev, Ukraine, won't take your money - only "social currency."

It means that you can get complimentary cocktails for selfies, check-ins, posts and photos - 11 items total on the menu.
Check out my story for more.

The Wall Street Journal
22:44 02.06.14

Super excited to join the awesome WSJD team in San Francisco as a summer intern!

UPD: Check out my stories.
UPD2: For business inquiries please use this email: mikalai (dot) shchatsko [at] wsj {dot} com

Coast to Coast
20:59 23.05.14

This is the Pacific. We made it all the way – coast to coast. ~4400mi.

But LA is not our final destination; heading north.

Spotted: BSOD in Beverly Center
14:40 23.05.14


@ Beverly Center, LA

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