Daily Crunch: Uber goes public

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. Uber opens at a disappointing $42 per share At long last, it’s lift-off for Uber . After pricing its initial public offering at $45 per share — at the bottom end of the range it set previously — to raise $8.1 billion, the transportation company began trading today on the New York Stock Exchange, and the shares opened at $42. 2. Jeff Bezos aims Blue Origin at the Moon Bezos took the stage in front of select members of the media, executives, government officials and a gaggle …

Daily Crunch: Airbnb is acquiring HotelTonight

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Airbnb agrees to acquire last-minute hotel-booking app HotelTonight Once the deal is complete, the HotelTonight app and website will continue to operate independently, with co-founder and CEO Sam Shank reporting to Airbnb’s president of homes, Greg Greeley. “Together, HotelTonight and Airbnb can give guests more choices and the world’s best boutique and independent hotels a genuine partner to connect them with those guests,” Shank said in a statement. 2. Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Google, Amazon and Facebook The Massachusetts senator and presidential hopeful is …