TheSunnyMag: Bangalore should NOT be the Silicon Valley of India. Let’s become the next big Bangalore

We recently started a new weekend section (TheSunnyMag) that will bring to you the interesting, the insightful, the happening and the strange from across the world wild web.

Here goes the second edition of TheSunnyMag.

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Bangalore should not be the next Silicon Valley: SAP Labs India MD: We should not be the next Silicon Valley. Let’s become the next big Bangalore. In the world of innovation the differentiators we have is very unique. So let’s use that as the advantage rather than copy Silicon Valley. The biggest advantage is our ecosystem which is based on the minimalistic things we have. We have a ‘jugaad’ mindset which is very unique to India. Read more here.

Elon Musk, the 21st Century Industrialist: On Fridays, Elon Musk gathers his engineers in an old hangar in Los Angeles. The building, next to a municipal airport a couple miles south of the Hollywood Park race track and casino, is now a research and development facility for Musk’s electric car company, Tesla Motors. Musk uses these meetings to check the team’s progress and give straightforward, often withering, design critiques. Read more here.

iPhone 5 landing page : Learn marketing from today’s most popular landing page: The most anticipated tech launch of the year happened last week. Apple Inc announced its phenomenally successful iPhone’s latest version– the iPhone 5. From the small aspects to the overall design, Apple did not miss out on any detail. What marketing lessons can you learn from the most popular landing page of last week? Read more here.

10 Sobering Lessons Learned After Teaching 88 Struggling Entrepreneurs For 6 Months: If you are an entrepreneur who loves to create value from thin air… this article is for you. Dane Maxwell creator of The Foundation talks about his experience mentoring a group of entrepreneurs to create a software company with 10 paying customers in 6 months [Read]

Facebook’s China problem : Priscilla Chan, wife of Facebook’s billionare CEO Mark Zuckerberg brings him to meet her extended family in Shanghai. “What do you do?” they ask him. “I run the most popular website in the world,” he responds. So they plug “Facebook” into a browser, and nothing pops up.  “You’re a fraud! This Facebook doesn’t exist!” they reply. CEO Mark Zuckerberg would like to reach the country’s 513 million Internet users. Too bad local entrepreneurs have beaten him to the punch, says The Fortune.

25 Beautiful Examples of Pricing Tables: When a web application or web service has several prices, they’ll often have a pricing page that displays the different plans or subscriptions you can get, typically laid out in a pricing table so that you can easily compare between the differences of each item. Check out this collection of pricing tables from various websites here.

We Are Now One Year Away From Global Riots, Complex Systems Theorists Say: What’s the number one reason we riot? The plausible, justifiable motivations of trampled-upon humanfolk to fight back are many—poverty, oppression, disenfranchisement, etc—but the big one is more primal than any of the above. It’s hunger, plain and simple. If there’s a single factor that reliably sparks social unrest, it’s food becoming too scarce or too expensive. So argues a group of complex systems theorists in Cambridge, and it makes sense. Read the whole story here.

Forces for Good: All Good is Not Created Equal:  To expand, I believe that Entrepreneurial Philanthropy is the absolute, most effective way to deliver long-term, sustainable philanthropic improvement, says Navin Jain, founder of Moon Express in Forbes. Read more here.

Screw the Black Swans: Ichiro is our role model, not Barry Bonds: There are probably better things for me to do today, however i feel compelled to respond to the Black Swan Farming post by Paul Graham, founding partner of Y Combinator. Maybe you can call this post “Grooming for Ugly Ducklings”. Read more by Dave McClure here.

David Pogue on iPhone5: Apple unveiled the new iPhone 5 today in San Francisco. As it turns out, most of the individual rumors about it were true — but even so, they didn’t describe the whole package. The new phone is the same width as the old one, but taller and thinner, as though someone ran over the old iPhone with a steamroller. Read the full review here.

Facebook’s Secret Strength: It’s the fact that Mark Zuckerberg can—and does—ignore shareholder complaints about the stock price.  The firm is publicly listed and you can buy and trade its shares on the stock market, but the company is Zuckerberg’s personal fiefdom, at least until he wants to cash out some of his voting shares. The current crisis in Facebook’s share price shows what a wise decision it was to preserve that personal control. Read more here.

BuzzFeed’s Social Media Editor on Why Twitter is the New Press Scrum: “Twitter is the new press scrum,” BuzzFeed’s social media editor told The Content Strategist. “It’s the place where news goes to break first.” He’s not wrong. Read more here.

Religion and Internet: Dear Muslims, Christians, Hindus, and Jews:You’re living in the age of the Internet. Your religion will be mocked, and the mockery will find its way to you. Get over it. If you don’t, what’s happening this week will happen again and again. A couple of idiots with a video camera and an Internet connection will trigger riots across the globe. They’ll bait you into killing one another. Read more here.

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