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Erin Griffith

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Tech Writer, Fortune.com — Fortune
Covers:  business strategy, tech ipos, venture capital, apps, e-commerce companies, startups, new york city tech, adtech, social media, funding rounds, fundraising, investing trends, the occasional fun randomness, startup trends
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I'm a tech writer at Fortune. | My newsletter is Erin Griffith's Tribute to the Heroes of Business: tinyletter.com/eringriffith

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Not professionally...

What's the funniest news-related #hashtag you've seen?

Recently the #muslimrage backlash was fairly hilarious

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

Android (yes Android) phone, Macbook air, Google Docs, Skype, Wordpress

Data Sheet-Tuesday, August 23, 2016

fortune.com — Just over a month ago, I made a bet with a venture capitalist that Pokémon Go was a fad. I predicted it would begin falling in the app charts within the month. My rationale was that we've seen viral fad apps come and go many times before.

Pokémon Go Proves There's Still Hope for Consumer Internet Startups

fortune.com — Just over a month ago, I made a bet with a venture capitalist that Pokémon Go was a fad. I predicted it would begin falling in the app charts within the month. My rationale was that we've seen viral fad apps come and go many times before.

What Uber's Self-Driving Truck Deal Means

Today’s Internet Is a Toxic Wasteland

fortune.com — ?A Boom with a View? is a column about startups and the technology industry, written by Erin Griffith. Find them all here: fortune.com/boom. On ce upon a URL, the World Wide Web was a place of fantastic possibility. ­People went online to meet and befriend total strangers.

Staying Private Won't Hide Startups From Scrutiny

fortune.com — Last week, when I criticized the questionable " growth hacking " tactics of vegan mayonnaise startup Hampton Creek, I got some pushback from readers: "So what if they were buying their own product in stores to create the appearance of demand? The buybacks represented just 0.12% of the company's overall sales.

Q&A With Google, Uber, and Ford's Self-Driving Car Lobbyist

fortune.com — Tesla's revelation of the first known fatality from a self-driving car dominated the news cycle last month. Those that feared the technology used the death as proof that self-driving cars are dangerous. Those that support the technology worried this would set their efforts back.

How Expansive Ventures Fell Apart

fortune.com — Gather around the rosé bottle for a late summer tale of venture capital drama. Last week I received a copy of a legal settlement between the partners of a venture capital firm called Expansive Ventures. The early stage venture firm, which formed in 2014, has invested in four companies: Honest Dollar (sold to Goldman Sachs), Super Home, Park Jockey, and SixUp.

AngelList Investors Are Scoring Big

fortune.com — When Dollar Shave Club sold to Unilever, investors came out of the woodwork to remind us of their role in the success. In theory you only get one of those per fund, so hey, why not, take that victory lap. It's much rarer for a venture firm to experience three billion-dollar exits in a matter of five months.

Why Startups and Big Corporations Are Becoming Best Friends

fortune.com — For years corporations have tried to show off how innovative they are by adopting superficial markings of startup culture-open office floor plans, pingpong tables, and cold-brew coffee on tap. It became trendy to launch corporate-run startup accelerator programs, which I used to mock as "innovation by osmosis."

Jet.com's $3 Billion Failure?

fortune.com — This morning's big deal news is the official tie-up of Wal-Mart and Jet.com. Buying Jet "accelerates our progress" toward giving customers what they want, according to Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillan. Under this deal, "The seamless shopping experience we're pursuing will happen quicker." The debate over whether the deal is a failure for founder Marc Lore rages on.
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Aug 25, 2016

@helenbinchy true! still needs a more accurate name than “alt right”

Aug 25, 2016

@mg0rn that too. surprised to see clinton and MSM using that term today

Aug 25, 2016

@L1AD can we control alt delete the whole movement?

Aug 25, 2016

when did we start saying "alt right”? makes it sound like some kind of indie rock scene. correct term is "white supremacists"

Aug 25, 2016

how @danprimack responds to the “are they or aren’t they” reports of lyft’s sale: https://t.co/CLj3ZFjvXc

Aug 25, 2016

Also the answer to that question headline is no obviously


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