Erin Griffith, The New York Times

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Past articles by Erin:

Palantir Shares Go Up in Wall Street Debut

The Silicon Valley company leads a wave of tech outfits hoping to test the public markets in the busiest season for I.P.O.s in two decades. → Read More

Apple and Epic Games Spar Over Returning Fortnite to the App Store

The two companies argued in federal court over Apple’s power over apps, as their fight heads to trial next year. → Read More

To Fight Apple and Google, Smaller App Rivals Organize a Coalition

Spotify, Match Group, Epic Games and others have created a nonprofit alliance that they hope will amplify a protest against the power of the giants. → Read More

‘There’s No There There’: What the TikTok Deal Achieved

The agreement for the social media app falls short of President Trump’s promises. → Read More

Trump Approves Deal Between Oracle and TikTok

The approval delays President Trump’s threat to block a popular Chinese-owned social media app, while the American software giant, Walmart and others try to complete a deal to take control. → Read More

TikTok Accepts Deal Revisions as Trump Prepares to Review Proposal

The video app is also looking for a new chief executive and has talked to candidates including a founder of Instagram. → Read More

Snowflake More Than Doubles in Debut as Wall Street Embraces Tech IPOs

The data storage company is among several prominent start-ups going public this year as the tech industry thrives in the pandemic. → Read More

To Fight Apple and Google’s Grip, Fortnite Creator Mounts a Crusade

Tim Sweeney, chief executive of Epic Games, the maker of Fortnite, has railed against tech power. “The market is out of control,” he said. → Read More

Palantir, Tech’s Next Big I.P.O., Lost $580 Million in 2019

The Silicon Valley company could be the next in a string of tech outfits to go public long before they have turned a profit. → Read More

Airbnb, a ‘Sharing Economy’ Pioneer, Files to Go Public

The home rental company, which was privately valued at $31 billion, is trying to go public after its business was crushed by the pandemic. → Read More

Pinterest Employees Demand Gender and Race Equality

More than 200 said they stood in solidarity with three former co-workers who have accused the company of discrimination. → Read More

Fortnite Creator Sues Apple and Google After Ban From App Stores

Epic Games, the maker of the popular game, provoked the tech giants by violating their policies, then released a social media campaign and lawsuits to confront them. → Read More

Pinterest Accused of Gender Bias in Suit by Former No. 2 Executive

Françoise Brougher, Pinterest’s former chief operating officer, said she was fired after speaking up about mistreatment. → Read More

Start-ups braced for the worst, but the worst never came.

When the coronavirus pandemic first hit in March, many technology start-ups braced themselves for The End, as business dried up, venture capitalists warned of dark times ahead and restructuring experts predicted the beginning of a “great unwinding” after a decade-long boom. Five months later, those doomsday warnings have not translated into the drastic shakeout that many had expected. Funding… → Read More

Start-Ups Braced for the Worst. The Worst Never Came.

The doomsday warnings about tech start-ups failing in the pandemic have not yielded the shakeout that many expected a few months ago. → Read More

This Was Supposed to Be the Year Driverless Cars Went Mainstream

Perfecting the technology has taken longer than expected. The coronavirus pandemic has made it even more difficult. → Read More

The Results Are In for the Sharing Economy. They Are Ugly.

Lyft, Uber and Airbnb depend on travel, vacations and gatherings. That’s a problem when much of the world is staying home. → Read More

Zoom, Xoom, Züm: Why Does Every Start-Up Sound Fast Now?

An investigation into Zoomd, Zoomi, Zoomy and Zoomies. Also, Zoomin. And Zoomvy and Zoomly. And … → Read More

People Are Panic-Buying Meat, Toilet Paper

With gyms closed and nowhere to go, more people are shelling out $2,245 for the workout bike. → Read More

Start-Ups Pursue ‘Free Money’ With Relief Funds, Prompting Backlash

Some young companies have turned to the government loans not for day-to-day survival but simply to buy useful time. → Read More