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The Uber IPO Is a Landmark

From the Atlantic: Here’s a deeply strange thing about Uber, which publicly filed for its IPO today: The company has lost $10 billion from operations, just since 2016, and while riders have paid $79.4 billion for rides, many drivers attest that they can barely scrape together a living. So no part of the operation is a[…]

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Initial public offering

From Wikipedia: Initial public offering (IPO) or stock market launch is a type of public offering in which shares of a company are sold to institutional investors[1] and usually also retail (individual) investors; an IPO is underwritten by one or more investment banks, who also arrange for the shares to be listed on one or more stock exchanges. Through this process, colloquially known as floating, or going public,[…]

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Cramer: Lyft IPO likely to surge, drawing investors back to whole stock market

From CNBC: Jim Cramer says the highly-anticipated IPO could open as high as $100 a share. Lyft increased its expected IPO share price range to between $70 and $72 per share from between $62 and $68, and Cramer expected the price to go up to $75. The successful event will turn the spotlight back on the[…]

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Palantir wins competition to build Army intelligence system

From Washington Post March 26, 2019: The Army has chosen Palantir Technologies to deploy a complex battlefield intelligence system for soldiers, according to Army documents, a significant boost for a company that has attracted a devoted following in national security circles but had struggled to win a major defense contract. Industry experts said it marked[…]

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Airbnb aims to be ‘ready’ to go public from June 30, 2019, creates cash bonus program for staff

From Tech Crunch July 2018: Airbnb, the accommodation rental business, has been building up a larger profile as a travel services powerhouse to fill out its $31 billion valuation, and now it’s putting some pieces in place inside the company — specifically aimed at employee compensation — to prepare for the next phase of its growth, which could include going public as[…]

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Pinterest Steps Up Planning for IPO, Aims to List Shares on NYSE in April

From the Wall Street Journal: Pinterest Inc. has sped up the timing of its initial public offering as the image-search company looks to tap into a red-hot market for new issues, according to people familiar with the matter. The startup, which submitted its IPO paperwork confidentially with the Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this year, is preparing[…]

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Docks With International Space Station After Successful Launch

From Zero Hedge: On Saturday, we reported about the “historic” launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket. It was an event which NASA called “a big night for United States of America”. Now, the Crew Dragon’s subsequent task of docking with the International Space Station has also been a success, with Bloomberg’s Dana[…]