The Google Story

The Google Story
  • Author : David A. Vise,Mark Malseed
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 330
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 9780385342735

The Google Story Book Review:

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
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2005-11-15
  • ISBN : 9780440335702

The Google Story (2018 Updated Edition) Book Review:

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
  • Publisher : Essential Library
  • Pages : 112
  • Relase : 2018-12-15
  • ISBN : 9781532159725

Google Book Review:

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
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 200
  • Relase : 2021-04-08
  • ISBN : 9781108428026

Megacorporation Book Review:

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.

How the Internet Happened: From Netscape to the iPhone

How the Internet Happened: From Netscape to the iPhone
  • Author : Brian McCullough
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2018-10-23
  • ISBN : 9781631493089

How the Internet Happened: From Netscape to the iPhone Book Review:

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.

Don't Be Evil

Don't Be Evil
  • Author : Rana Foroohar
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2021-02-09
  • ISBN : 9781984824004

Don't Be Evil Book Review:

"'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
  • Publisher : Academic Conferences and publishing limited
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2018-11-29
  • ISBN : 9781912764105

ICICKM 2018 15th International Conference on Intellectual Capital Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning Book Review:

Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
  • Author : Steven G. Koven
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 258
  • Relase : 2021-06-28
  • ISBN : 9781793649850

Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Book Review:

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
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 696
  • Relase : 2021-01-14
  • ISBN : 9781350066144

The Rise of Western Power Book Review:

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
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 118
  • Relase : 2019-05-14
  • ISBN : 9780429516085

Alphabet Book Review:

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.

Digital Finance

Digital Finance
  • Author : Perry H. Beaumont
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2019-09-10
  • ISBN : 9780429626678

Digital Finance Book Review:

The internet is dramatically transforming the way business is done, particularly for financial services. Digital Finance takes a thoughtful look at how the industry is evolving, and it explains how to integrate concepts of digital finance into existing traditional finance platforms. This book explores what successful companies are doing to maximize their opportunities in this context and offers suggestions on how to introduce digital finance into a firm’s structure. Specific strategies for a digital future are presented, alongside numerous case studies that explore key attributes of success. In recognition of the rapidly evolving nature of finance today, Digital Finance is accompanied by a website maintained by the author (PerryBeaumont.com), as well as links to other content with insightful articles, analyses, and opinions. For both practitioners and students of finance, Digital Finance provides a rich context for a better understanding of the landscape of finance today, and lays the foundation for us to process and create the financial innovations of tomorrow.

Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2018

Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2018
  • Author : Rachel Randall
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 512
  • Relase : 2017-09-14
  • ISBN : 9781440352799

Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2018 Book Review:

The best resource for getting your fiction published! Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2018 is the only resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. This edition of NSSWM features hundreds of updated listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more, and each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. Inside Novel & Short Story Writer's Market, you'll find valuable tips for: • How to take your readers on a roller-coaster ride by mastering the art of the unexpected • Weaving foreshadowing and echoing into your story • Discovering the DNA--dialogue, narrative, and action--dwelling inside all memorable characters • Gaining insight from best-selling and award-winning authors, including Steve Berry, Liane Moriarty, Junot Diaz, and more You will also receive a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com's searchable online database of fiction publishers (comes with print version only). Includes exclusive access to the webinar "Say What? Create Dialogue to Hook Readers and Make Your Story Pop" by best-selling author Jennifer Probst.

Boomers

Boomers
  • Author : Helen Andrews
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2021-01-12
  • ISBN : 9780593086766

Boomers Book Review:

"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
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2018-12-11
  • ISBN : 9781787694378

Tales of Brexits Past and Present Book Review:

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?"

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.
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Pages : 444
  • Relase : 2021-04-09
  • ISBN : 9781928509172

Leap 4.0. African Perspectives on the Fourth Industrial Revolution Book Review:

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
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2020-11-26
  • ISBN : 9781350133358

Becoming Utopian Book Review:

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.

AI for the Good

AI for the Good
  • Author : Stefan H. Vieweg
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2021-04-24
  • ISBN : 9783030669133

AI for the Good Book Review:

While technology advances at a high pace in the age of machine learning, there is a lack of clear intent and framing of acceptable ethical standards. This book brings together the complex topic of "good" technology in a cross-functional way, alternating between theory and practice.The authors address the ever-expanding discussion on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ethics by providing an orientation. Pragmatic and recent issues are especially taken into account such as the collateral effects of the COVID19 pandemic. An up-to-date overview of digitization - already a very broad field in itself - is presented along with an analysis of the approaches of AI from an ethical perspective. Furthermore, concrete approaches to consider appropriate ethical principles in AI-based solutions are offered. The book will be appealing to academics, from humanities or business or technical disciplines, as well as practitioners who are looking for an introduction to the topic and an orientation with concrete questions and assistance.

The Social, Cultural and Environmental Costs of Hyper-Connectivity

The Social, Cultural and Environmental Costs of Hyper-Connectivity
  • Author : Mike Hynes
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Pages : 232
  • Relase : 2021-08-17
  • ISBN : 9781839099786

The Social, Cultural and Environmental Costs of Hyper-Connectivity Book Review:

The ebook edition of this title is Open Access, thanks to Knowledge Unlatched funding, and freely available to read online. This book investigates the profound effects 21st century digital technology is having on our individual and collective lives and seeks to confront the realities of a new digital age.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Defense

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Defense
  • Author : Stephan De Spiegeleire,Matthijs Maas,Tim Sweijs
  • Publisher : The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
  • Pages : 140
  • Relase : 2017-05-17
  • ISBN : 9789492102546

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Defense Book Review:

Artificial intelligence (AI) is on everybody’s minds these days. Most of the world’s leading companies are making massive investments in it. Governments are scrambling to catch up. Every single one of us who uses Google Search or any of the new digital assistants on our smartphones has witnessed first-hand how quickly these developments now go. Many analysts foresee truly disruptive changes in education, employment, health, knowledge generation, mobility, etc. But what will AI mean for defense and security? In a new study HCSS offers a unique perspective on this question. Most studies to date quickly jump from AI to autonomous (mostly weapon) systems. They anticipate future armed forces that mostly resemble today’s armed forces, engaging in fairly similar types of activities with a still primarily industrial-kinetic capability bundle that would increasingly be AI-augmented. The authors of this study argue that AI may have a far more transformational impact on defense and security whereby new incarnations of ‘armed force’ start doing different things in novel ways. The report sketches a much broader option space within which defense and security organizations (DSOs) may wish to invest in successive generations of AI technologies. It suggests that some of the most promising investment opportunities to start generating the sustainable security effects that our polities, societies and economies expect may lie in in the realms of prevention and resilience. Also in those areas any large-scale application of AI will have to result from a preliminary open-minded (on all sides) public debate on its legal, ethical and privacy implications. The authors submit, however, that such a debate would be more fruitful than the current heated discussions about ‘killer drones’ or robots. Finally, the study suggests that the advent of artificial super-intelligence (i.e. AI that is superior across the board to human intelligence), which many experts now put firmly within the longer-term planning horizons of our DSOs, presents us with unprecedented risks but also opportunities that we have to start to explore. The report contains an overview of the role that ‘intelligence’ - the computational part of the ability to achieve goals in the world - has played in defense and security throughout human history; a primer on AI (what it is, where it comes from and where it stands today - in both civilian and military contexts); a discussion of the broad option space for DSOs it opens up; 12 illustrative use cases across that option space; and a set of recommendations for - especially - small- and medium sized defense and security organizations.

Openness to Creative Destruction

Openness to Creative Destruction
  • Author : Arthur M. Diamond, Jr.
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 310
  • Relase : 2019
  • ISBN : 9780190263669

Openness to Creative Destruction Book Review:

Life improves under the economic system often called "entrepreneurial capitalism" or "creative destruction," but more accurately called "innovative dynamism." Openness to Creative Destruction: Sustaining Innovative Dynamism shows how innovation occurs through the efforts of inventors and innovative entrepreneurs, how workers on balance benefit, and how good policies can encourage innovation. The inventors and innovative entrepreneurs are often cognitively diverse outsiders with the courage and perseverance to see and pursue serendipitous discoveries or slow hunches. Arthur M. Diamond, Jr. shows how economies grow where innovative dynamism through leapfrog competition flourishes, as in the United States from roughly 1830-1930. Consumers vote with their feet for innovative new goods and for process innovations that reduce prices, benefiting ordinary citizens more than the privileged elites. Diamond highlights that because breakthrough inventions are costly and difficult, patents can be fair rewards for invention and can provide funding to enable future inventions. He argues that some fears about adverse effects on labor market are unjustified, since more and better new jobs are created than are destroyed, and that other fears can be mitigated by better policies. The steady growth in regulations, often defended on the basis of the precautionary principle, increases the costs to potential entrepreneurs and thus reduces innovation. The "Great Fact" of economic history is that after at least 40,000 years of mostly "poor, nasty, brutish, and short" humans in the last 250 years have started to live substantially longer and better lives. Diamond increases understanding of why.