We are back with this week’s must reads, the articles you should not miss out on. Let’s have a look at some of the interesting article we curated for you from around the web.
AngelPad: Story Of 2 Master Yodas And Yin Yang
The same quote applies for AngelPad. Unlike its other counterparts, very little information is available about the US’ no. 1 accelerator program. Entrepreneurs aiming to get into the program are often left out wondering about it and what to expect once they make it through the rigorous selection process. Ashish, cofounder and designer of Mammoth, takes you through his 12 weeks over at the Angelpad and discusses what happens behind the walls of the Angelpad Accelerator.
4 Types Of Startups That Never Succeed
Though an idea might be the driving force for the initiation of yet another startup, but the underlying bitter truth is that not all startups can survive and succeed. Though the reasons for failure might vary for them, but a large number of startups fail. Though no one can exactly predict if a startup is going to be a success, but it is easier to point out if a startup is bound to fail.
From around the web:
Microsoft Just Took Android’s Future Out of Google’s Hands
Android is not just for google anymore. Yes, you read it right!
Microsoft has announced that it would partner with Android-based Cyanogen OS. On one side, Microsoft won’t have to depend anymore upon its mobile devices, whereas, on the other side, the announcement comes as an alarm bell for Google as the tech giant’s apps might face competition from Microsoft.
No Internet, No Credit Card, No Problem: How Airbnb Launched In Cuba
In Cuba, a country where internet penetration is way less than of its other markets and people prefer cash transactions over bank transfers, bed and breakfast listing app Airbnb managed to launch successfully, inspite of the many norms and restrictions from both the US and the Cuban Govt.
The Rise Of Micro Startup Acquisitions
While technology companies earlier used to focus on acquiring tech firms with hundreds of employees, the trend of taking over smaller startups is picking up some speed nowadays. With time, the acquisitions are getting smaller in size and more and more companies are focusing on micro-acquisitions.