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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of May 28, 2017

  • 6.2.2017

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

WTF is an ICO?
ICO’s might be the crypto-currency world's song of the summer. TechCrunch dives into the new and interesting trend around initial coin offerings.

How to Stage an ICO (and Answers to Other Lingering Questions You Might Have)
Once you know WTF an ICO is, TechCrunch explains how to launch your own crypto-currency. For those interested, take a further look into the murky world of crypto-currency offerings and the regulatory uncertainty surrounding them.

What it is Really Like When Your Startup is Acquired
An exit remains the goal for any VC-backed startup. While an acquisition proves the light at the end of the tunnel, the actual M&A process can feel like the dark night of the soul. AlleyWatch examines what it is really like to be acquired.

Internships 101: Tips on Hiring Interns and Running a Successful Program
For many companies summertime means a bevy of fresh-faced 20 somethings wandering the halls. Entrepreneur provides advice on how to make an internship program successful and worth it.

US Supreme Court Decides That Patent Law Cannot be Used to Stop Companies From Reselling a Product
The Supreme Court teaches a lesson in learning to let go and is a good lesson for a startup who might sell products based on a patent it holds. Inc. looks at patent law and how ink, printer cartridges and recycling ended up on trial in the nation’s highest court.

Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report: All the slides, Plus Analysis
For startup nerds, aspiring VCs and slide-deck enthusiasts, Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report is like Christmas. Everything you need to know about the present and future of the startup world and tech all condensed into 355 slides.

Links compiled by Bill Warren.