Erin Griffith, The New York Times

Erin Griffith

The New York Times

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Recent articles by Erin:

Lifestyles of the Rich and Gullible: Theranos and Ozy Edition

Average investors were not able to get in on the last decade’s start-up boom in private markets. Once that seemed unfair. Now it looks lucky. → Read More

James Mattis, who sat on Theranos board, ‘didn’t know what to believe,’ he says in Elizabeth Holmes trial.

Mr. Mattis, the former defense secretary, testified that Ms. Holmes had not been forthcoming with the board about her start-up’s problems. → Read More

Theranos Whistle-Blower Erika Cheung Concludes Her Testimony in Elizabeth Holmes Trial

Erika Cheung, who raised issues about how the company conducted its blood tests, spent three days on the stand in the trial of Elizabeth Holmes. → Read More

Theranos whistle-blower testifies she was alarmed by company’s blood tests.

Erika Cheung worked as a lab assistant at Theranos for six months in 2013 and 2014 before reporting lab testing problems to federal agents. → Read More

Pinterest Accused of Not Paying Female ‘Co-Creator’

In a lawsuit, a woman who said she had helped create Pinterest claimed the founders had agreed to compensate her but never did. → Read More

Opening statements begin in the trial of Theranos’s Elizabeth Holmes.

A jury will decide whether Ms. Holmes, who founded Theranos in 2003 and hawked a mission of revolutionizing health care, lied to investors about her company’s technology. → Read More

If You Never Met Your Co-Workers in Person, Did You Even Work There?

As the pandemic drags on, more people are beginning and leaving new jobs without once seeing their colleagues face-to-face, leading to an easy-come, easy-go attitude toward workplaces. → Read More

A Jury for the Elizabeth Holmes Trial Has Been Selected

For two days, a judge, federal prosecutors and defense lawyers questioned roughly 100 potential jurors before whittling the list down to 12 jurors and five alternates. → Read More

They Still Live in the Shadow of Theranos’s Elizabeth Holmes

Female entrepreneurs said they were constantly compared to Ms. Holmes, the disgraced founder of Theranos, who faces trial soon. → Read More

Robinhood’s revenue more than doubled even as it lost money last quarter.

Robinhood lost $502 million, compared with a profit of $58 million a year prior. → Read More

Coinbase rides cryptomania to a $1.6 billion quarterly profit.

Coinbase has shown that a large, profitable and legal business can be built to service the growing groups of people who want to use the digital currencies. → Read More

How the World Learns About Bosses Behaving Badly

One firm is guiding employees through the process of going public with stories that companies go to great lengths to keep private. → Read More

In Antitrust Trial, Tim Cook Argues Apple Doesn’t Hurt App Makers

The chief executive of Apple, which was sued by the gaming company Epic, said his company had invested heavily on security and had lowered some fees in its App Store. → Read More

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