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(Bloomberg) -- It's finally happening. A decade after Uber started out as a black car service in San Francisco, it's going public in one of the largest IPOs of all time. This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg Technology's Eric Newcomer joins Brad Stone to discuss what it will take for Uber to become a profitable business, the potential of its other ventures, and what it would mean for Silicon Valley if Uber achieves the stratospheric valuation it’s seeking.

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To contact the authors of this story: Eric Newcomer in New York at enewcomer@bloomberg.netBrad Stone in San Francisco at bstone12@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Pia Gadkari at pgadkari@bloomberg.net, Anne VanderMeyLindsey Kratochwill

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