Erin Griffith, The New York Times

Erin Griffith

The New York Times

New York, NY, United States

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  • Los Angeles Times
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Recent articles by Erin:

Judge presses Epic on the impact of its antitrust suit against Apple.

She asked whether the chief executive understood the economics of apps for food, maps, dating and other nongame uses. “I personally do not,” he replied. → Read More

Coinbase’s valuation soars in first public listing of a major cryptocurrency company.

The listing is a sign of how cryptocurrencies have become mainstream. → Read More

Pinterest Is Said to Be in Talks to Acquire the Photo App VSCO

The discussions between the digital pin board company and the app that inspired the “VSCO girls” trend are ongoing. → Read More

Robinhood files initial plan to go public.

The exact timing or price of the offering has not been set and the filing is still confidential. Private market investors have valued Robinhood at roughly $12 billion and some have speculated its initial public offering could top $20 billion. → Read More

Still Don’t Get What an NFT Is?

If you still find NFTs hard to wrap your head around, you’re not alone. Here’s what you need to know. → Read More

Discord and Microsoft Said to Discuss Deal That Could Top $10 Billion

An acquisition of Discord, a chat app for gamers, would buttress Microsoft’s gaming business. → Read More

‘The Market Seems Crazy’: Start-Ups Wrestle With Flood of Offers

As a deal frenzy mounts, propelled by financial vehicles known as SPACs, start-ups have become the prey. → Read More

Airbnb posts a $3.9 billion loss in its first report as public company.

Airbnb, which has faced sky-high expectations since its blockbuster initial public offering in December, posted declining revenue and a whopping $3.9 billion loss on Thursday in its first earnings report as a publicly traded company. The company brought in $859 million in revenue in the last three months of the year, down 22 percent from a year earlier. Its loss was driven by $2.8 billion in… → Read More

Robinhood, in Need of Cash, Raises $1 Billion From Its Investors

The no-fee trading app, which is popular with young investors, has been strained by the high volume of trading this week in stocks such as GameStop. → Read More

Pinterest Settles Gender Discrimination Suit for $22.5 Million

The suit had been brought by Françoise Brougher, Pinterest’s former chief operating officer, who said she was fired after speaking up about mistreatment. → Read More

DoorDash to price its public offering at $102 a share, valuing it at $39 billion.

DoorDash had already raised its price range amid demand from potential shareholders as it prepares to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange. → Read More

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