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A Rising Number of Startups Reckon They'll Never Go Public

Becoming a public company isn't as coveted as it used to be.

While high-flying unicorns such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Airbnb Inc. are largely expected to enter the public market in the months and years to come, a number of entrepreneurs in attendance at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival last week believe their own companies will remain private “indefinitely," according to a new survey.

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