The Google Story

The Google Story
Author: David A. Vise,Mark Malseed
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780385342735

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A revised study of the billion-dollar enterprise reveals how the Internet icon grew from a concept to a social phenomenon with a bold mission: to organize all of the world's information and make it easily accessible to people in more than one hundred languages, with updated information honoring the tenth anniversary of the company. Simultaneous. 40,000 first printing.

The Google Story 2018 Updated Edition

The Google Story  2018 Updated Edition
Author: David A. Vise,Mark Malseed
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2005-11-15
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780440335702

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The definitive, bestselling account of the company that changed the way we work and live, updated for the twentieth anniversary of Google’s founding with analysis of its most recent bold moves to redefine the world—and its even more ambitious plans for the future. Moscow-born Sergey Brin and Midwest-born Larry Page dropped out of graduate school at Stanford University to, as they said, “change the world” through a powerful search engine that would organize every bit of information on the Web for free. The Google Story takes you deep inside the company’s wild ride from an idea that struggled for funding in 1998 to a firm that today rakes in billions in profits. Based on scrupulous research and extraordinary access to Google, this fast-moving narrative reveals how an unorthodox management style and a culture of innovation enabled a search-engine giant to shake up Madison Avenue, clash with governments that accuse it of being a monopoly, deploy self-driving cars to forever change how we travel, and launch high-flying Internet balloons. Unafraid of controversy, Google is surging ahead with artificial intelligence that could cure diseases but also displace millions of people from their jobs, testing the founders’ guiding mantra: DON’T BE EVIL. Praise for The Google Story “[The authors] do a fine job of recounting Google’s rapid rise and explaining its search business.”—The New York Times “An intriguing insider view of the Google culture.”—Harvard Business Review “An interesting read on a powerhouse company . . . If you haven’t read anything about one of today’s most influential companies, you should. If you don’t read The Google Story, you’re missing a few extra treats.”—USA Today “Fascinating . . . meticulous . . . never bogs down.”—Houston Chronicle

Google

Google
Author: Audrey Deangelis,Gina Deangelis
Publsiher: Essential Library
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2018-12-15
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781532159725

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Google studies how Sergey Brin and Larry Page, working out of a garage, created the world's most popular and powerful search engine that later grew into a multifaceted technology juggernaut. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Megacorporation

Megacorporation
Author: Glen Whelan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2021-04-08
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781108428026

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Through its many subsidiaries, the megacorporation Alphabet, Google's parent company, is fundamentally transforming our experience of the past, present and future. This novel philosophical perspective on corporate social influence will appeal to readers interested in big tech, business and society, political economy and organization studies.

Don t Be Evil

Don t Be Evil
Author: Rana Foroohar
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-02-09
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781984824004

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"'Don't be evil' was enshrined as Google's original corporate mantra back in its early days, when its cheerful logo still conveyed a utopian vision of a future in which technology would inevitably make the world better, safer, and more prosperous. Unfortunately, it's been quite a while since Google, or the majority of the Big Tech companies, lived up to that founding philosophy. Today, the utopia they sought to create is looking more dystopian than ever: from digital surveillance and data breaches, to conspiracy theories and fake news, to products designed to manipulate our desires. How did these once-scrappy and idealistic enterprises become rapacious monopolies with the power to corrupt our elections, co-opt our data, and control the largest single chunk of corporate wealth? Through her skilled reporting and unparalleled access, won through nearly thirty years of covering business and technology, Rana Foroohar tells the story of how Big Tech lost its soul--and ate our lunch. Finally, she lays out a plan for how we can protect ourselves from the dark side of digital technology while fostering the kind of innovation that benefits us all. In the wake of a global pandemic from which Big Tech has emerged the biggest beneficiary of the shift to all things virtual, these solutions are more urgent than ever."--

ICICKM 2018 15th International Conference on Intellectual Capital Knowledge Management Organisational Learning

ICICKM 2018 15th International Conference on Intellectual Capital Knowledge Management   Organisational Learning
Author: Prof. Shaun Pather
Publsiher: Academic Conferences and publishing limited
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-11-29
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781912764105

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The Story of the World Cup 2018

The Story of the World Cup  2018
Author: Brian Glanville
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2018-01-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9780571325573

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Brian Glanville's dramatic history of the world's most famous football tournament has become the most authoritative guide to the World Cup. His classic, bestselling account is a vivid celebration of the great players and legendary matches in the competition from Uruguay in 1930 to Brazil in 2014 - as well as a bold attack on those who have mismanaged the 'beautiful game'. Fully revised and updated in anticipation of Russia's hosting of the event in 2018, this is the definitive book on the World Cup for football fans and novices alike.

Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Author: Steven G. Koven
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2021-06-28
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781793649850

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Entrepreneurs drive economic development in the U.S. and elsewhere. Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: The People and their Environment argues that while individual talent is relevant, environments or "ecosystems" are of equal and perhaps more important value.

The Rise of Western Power

The Rise of Western Power
Author: Jonathan Daly
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2021-01-14
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781350066144

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In this second edition of The Rise of Western Power, Jonathan Daly retains the broad sweep of his introduction to the history of Western civilization as well as introducing new material into every chapter, enhancing the book's global coverage and engaging with the latest historical debates. The West's history is one of extraordinary success: no other region, empire, culture, or civilization has left so powerful a mark upon the world. Daly charts the West's achievements-representative government, the free enterprise system, modern science, and the rule of law-as well as its misdeeds: two World Wars, the Holocaust, imperialistic domination, and the Atlantic slave trade. Taking us through a series of revolutions, he explores the contributions of other cultures and civilizations to the West's emergence, weaving in historical, geographical, and cultural factors. The new edition also contains more material on themes such as the environment and gender, and additional coverage of India, China and the Islamic world. Daly's engaging narrative is accompanied by timelines, maps and further reading suggestions, along with a companion website featuring study questions, over 100 primary sources and 60 historical maps to enable further study.

Alphabet

Alphabet
Author: Micky Lee
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2019-05-14
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780429516085

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Google is synonymous with searching, but in this innovative new research volume, Micky Lee explores how the Alphabet Corporation, now the parent company of Google, is more than just a search engine. Using a political economic approach, Lee draws on the concept of networks to investigate the growth of this key media player. The establishment of the parent company, Alphabet, shows the company is expanding to other industries from equity investment to self-driving cars. This book first examines this history of expansion, before delving into the economic, political, and cultural profiles of the corporation. Lee ultimately finds that what makes Google powerful is not one genius idea, but rather networks of people, places, and capital. Alphabet: The Becoming of Google is a compelling dive into the sometimes inscrutable world of Google, ideal for students, scholars, and researchers interested in the fields of digital media studies, the politics and economies of online media, and the history of the internet.

Boomers

Boomers
Author: Helen Andrews
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-01-12
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780593086766

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"Baby Boomers (and I confess I am one): prepare to squirm and shake your increasingly arthritic little fists. For here comes essayist Helen Andrews."--Terry Castle With two recessions and a botched pandemic under their belt, the Boomers are their children's favorite punching bag. But is the hatred justified? Is the destruction left in their wake their fault or simply the luck of the generational draw? In Boomers, essayist Helen Andrews addresses the Boomer legacy with scrupulous fairness and biting wit. Following the model of Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians, she profiles six of the Boomers' brightest and best. She shows how Steve Jobs tried to liberate everyone's inner rebel but unleashed our stultifying digital world of social media and the gig economy. How Aaron Sorkin played pied piper to a generation of idealistic wonks. How Camille Paglia corrupted academia while trying to save it. How Jeffrey Sachs, Al Sharpton, and Sonya Sotomayor wanted to empower the oppressed but ended up empowering new oppressors. Ranging far beyond the usual Beatles and Bill Clinton clichés, Andrews shows how these six Boomers' effect on the world has been tragically and often ironically contrary to their intentions. She reveals the essence of Boomerness: they tried to liberate us, and instead of freedom they left behind chaos.

Tales of Brexits Past and Present

Tales of Brexits Past and Present
Author: Nigel Culkin,Richard Simmons
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-12-11
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781787694378

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Three previous Brexits, each of which had a different cause and a different outcome, are analysed and contrasted to the current Brexit, begging the question "what happens next?"

How the Internet Happened From Netscape to the iPhone

How the Internet Happened  From Netscape to the iPhone
Author: Brian McCullough
Publsiher: Liveright Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-10-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781631493089

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A Library Journal Best Book of the Year Tech-guru Brian McCullough delivers a rollicking history of the internet, why it exploded, and how it changed everything. The internet was never intended for you, opines Brian McCullough in this lively narrative of an era that utterly transformed everything we thought we knew about technology. In How the Internet Happened, he chronicles the whole fascinating story for the first time, beginning in a dusty Illinois basement in 1993, when a group of college kids set off a once-in-an-epoch revolution with what would become the first “dotcom.” Depicting the lives of now-famous innovators like Netscape’s Marc Andreessen and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, McCullough also reveals surprising quirks and unknown tales as he tracks both the technology and the culture around the internet’s rise. Cinematic in detail and unprecedented in scope, the result both enlightens and informs as it draws back the curtain on the new rhythm of disruption and innovation the internet fostered, and helps to redefine an era that changed every part of our lives.

Leap 4 0 African Perspectives on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Leap 4 0  African Perspectives on the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Author: Zamanzima Mazibuko-Makena,Erika Kraemer-Mbula.
Publsiher: African Books Collective
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2021-04-09
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781928509172

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Leap 4.0: African Perspectives on the Fourth Industrial Revolution seeks to identify the challenges and opportunities the 4IR presents to South Africa and the rest of the African continent, especially to workers and marginalised sectors of society. Authors examine the prerequisites for the successful introduction of the 4IR, including infrastructure, skilled personnel and appropriate regulation. They underline the importance of inclusive innovation, with a deliberate objective to create net new jobs and reduce inequality. The 4IR is well established in many parts of the world, with technological advances driving profound social and economic change. However, for many developing countries, particularly countries in Africa, the 4IR may not offer the anticipated 'leap' forward. There is a danger that the continent may find itself dictated to by experiences that are not in tune with its social contexts.

Becoming Utopian

Becoming Utopian
Author: Tom Moylan
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-11-26
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781350133358

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A dream of a better world is a powerful human force that inspires activists, artists, and citizens alike. In this book Tom Moylan – one of the pioneering scholars of contemporary utopian studies – explores the utopian process in its individual and collective trajectory from dream to realization. Drawing on theorists such as Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway and Alain Badiou and science fiction writers such as Kim Stanley Robinson and China Miéville, Becoming Utopian develops its argument for sociopolitical action through studies that range from liberation theology, ecological activism, and radical pedagogy to the radical movements of 1968. Throughout, Moylan speaks to the urgent need to confront and transform the global environmental, economic, political and cultural crises of our time.