Thursday, November 5, 2015

Google Designs Low-Cost Degree On Building Startups, Gives Business Schools Competition - Gregory Ferenstein, Forbes

Next on Google todo list: teach everyone how to build a tech startup. The search giant recently announced a partnership with online course provider, Udacity, for a 4-month long curriculum on how to build, monetize, and manage their very own business. All of the courses are free, with project feedback and coaching for a monthly fee of $200. Why would Google get into the business of business school? Google is vying for the same “app economy” as Apple. It needs countless developers to build amazing applications for their smartphone software, Android, web browser, Chrome, and various other products. The more developers build for Google (as opposed to Apple or Facebook), the more attractive their native products are to users.

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