Erin Griffith, The New York Times

Erin Griffith

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Past articles by Erin:

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

SoftBank’s Troubles Deepen With Warning of $16.7 Billion Writedown

The Japanese conglomerate, which bet big on tech start-ups with its $100 billion Vision Fund, also expects its first annual loss in 15 years. → Read More

The Art (and Awkwardness) of a Virtual Haircut

My husband’s hair was looking shaggy. So were my bangs. A hairstylist came to our rescue — or did she? — over video chat. → Read More

Airbnb Raises $1 Billion to Stockpile Cash in Pandemic

The home rental company raised new funding as its business has been roiled by the coronavirus. → Read More

Notion, Maker of Collaboration Software, Raises $50 Million

While many start-ups grapple with the fallout from the pandemic, this San Francisco company raised more cash to survive. → Read More

The Week in Tech: Gigs at Home, but Not What Start-Ups Intended

Many tech employees have the luxury of working from home in an emergency. But companies like Uber, Airbnb and WeWork could end up hurting. → Read More

Silicon Valley Leaders’ Plea to Democrats: Anyone but Sanders

Their tech employees are a different story. → Read More

As the Start-Up Boom Deflates, Tech Is Humbled

Layoffs. Shutdowns. Uncertainty. After a decade of prosperity, many hot young companies are facing a reckoning. → Read More

Casper, the Mattress Start-Up, Goes Through With Lackluster I.P.O.

The company became the latest in a string of money-losing outfits that have received a cool greeting by Wall Street investors. → Read More

G.M.’s Cruise Unveils a Self-Driving Car. Don’t Look for It on Roads.

The futuristic Origin, which seats six passengers and lacks a steering wheel, will require intensive testing and regulatory scrutiny before it can hit the streets. → Read More

This Company Says It Will Fix Your Smile. It May Shush You if It Doesn’t.

SmileDirectClub, which sells teeth aligners online, has worked to limit information about customer dissatisfaction. → Read More

Oyo Scales Back as SoftBank-Funded Companies Retreat

The Indian hospitality start-up is losing hotel rooms and has stepped back from more than 200 cities as part of a broader pullback by firms financed by SoftBank. → Read More

SoftBank Takes Loss in Sale of Wag, Dog-Walking Start-Up

The technology investment powerhouse sold its shares as its pushes the companies it bets on to seek profits and long-term stability. → Read More

WeWork Takes Key Step Toward I.P.O., Citing Heady Growth and Huge Losses

A public offering by the company, which leases shared office space, will be a major test of investors’ appetite for fast-growing but unprofitable start-ups. → Read More

Buy Low-Tops, Sell High-Tops: StockX Sneaker Exchange Is Worth $1 Billion

StockX is one of several online marketplaces that have turned resales of shoes into a big — and highly valued — business. → Read More

Lyft and Uber Were Duds, but the I.P.O. Market Is Having a Great Year

Despite all the hype and excitement, questions have hung over these I.P.O.s: What would the appetite be among investors? → Read More