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Bengaluru — Roblox is set to join the ranks of the “meme stocks” — stocks driven up by online forums for small investors, causing short sales and short squeezes — such as GameStop at the centre of social media-fueled rallies that have gripped Wall Street when the gaming platform becomes a publicly traded company on Wednesday.

The California-based gaming site, with revenues that surged in 2020 as hundreds of millions of children were marooned in their homes by coronavirus shutdowns, has spent months preparing for its stock market launch...

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