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Daily Crunch: Rackspace is going public again

Daily Crunch: Rackspace is going public again

We take a look at Rackspace’s funds, a Facebook code change causes quite a few app points and electrical car firm Rivian raises $2.5 billion. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 10, 2020.

The large story: Rackspace goes public once more

The cloud computing firm first went public in 2008, earlier than accepting a $4.Three billion provide to go non-public from Apollo Global Management. Rackspace says it can use the proceeds from the IPO to decrease its debt load.

Alex Wilhelm took a deep dive into Rackspace’s funds, concluding that the right valuation is a “puzzle”:

The firm is tech-ish, which suggests it can discover some curiosity. But its sluggish development charge, heavy money owed and lackluster margins make it laborious to pin a good a number of onto.

The tech giants

New report outlines potential roadmap for Apple’s ARM-based MacBooks — Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo mentioned {that a} 13.3-inch MacBook powered by Apple’s new processors will arrive within the fourth quarter of this yr.

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Facebook code change precipitated outage for Spotify, Pinterest and Waze apps — Looks like Facebook was chargeable for some crashing apps this morning.

California reportedly launches antitrust investigation into Google — This makes California the 49th state to launch an antitrust investigation into the search large, in keeping with Politico.

Startups, funding and enterprise capital

Rivian raises $2.5 billion because it pushes to deliver its electrical RT1 pickup, R1S SUV to market — The firm plans to deliver its electrical pickup truck and SUV, in addition to supply vans for Amazon, to market in 2021.

A glint of hope for India’s meals supply market as Zomato tasks month-to-month money burn of lower than $1 million — “We’ll solely lose $1 million this month” doesn’t really feel like an enormous accomplishment, however a minimum of issues appear to be headed in the correct path.

Advice and evaluation from Extra Crunch

How Thor Fridriksson’s ‘Trivia Royale’ earned 2.5 million downloads in Three weeks — The newest sport from the QuizUp founder was (briefly) the highest app within the App Store. We discuss to Fridriksson about how he did it.

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COVID-19 pivot: Travel unicorn Klook sees leap in staycations — With bookings for abroad experiences plummeting, Klook started providing do-it-yourself kits for stay-at-home tasks and partnered with landmark websites to supply digital excursions.

Operator Collective brings range and inclusion to enterprise investing — The agency, based final yr, mentioned it at the moment has 130 operator LPs, 90% of them ladies and 40% of them folks of coloration.

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Everything else

NASA indicators settlement with Japan to cooperate throughout Space Station, Artemis and Lunar Gateway tasks — Japan first expressed its intent to take part within the Lunar Gateway program in October 2019, making it one of many first international locations to take action.

Equity: Silicon Valley is constructed on immigrant innovation — The newest episode of Equity discusses how latest visa adjustments will have an effect on Silicon Valley.

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Five causes to attend TC Early Stage on-line — July 21 and 22! I will probably be there!

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