The Google Story

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Pan Macmillan, Jan 26, 2017 - Business & Economics
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The Google Story is the definitive account of one of the most remarkable organizations of our time. Every day over sixty-four million people use Google in more than one hundred languages, running billions of searches for information on everything and anything. Through the creative use of cutting-edge technology and a series of groundbreaking business ideas, Google's thirty-five year old founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, have in ten years taken Google from being just another internet start-up to a company with a market value of over US$80 billion. Based on scrupulous research and extraordinary access to the inner workings of Google, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, David A. Vise's extraordinary book takes you inside the creation and growth of a company that has become so familiar its name is used as a verb around the world.

But even as it rides high, Google wrestles with difficult challenges in a business that changes at lightning speed. In this updated edition to celebrate Google’s 10th birthday, David A. Vise has written a new preface and new final chapter which look at further developments since 2005 and how Google will continue to expand and innovate while trying to follow its founders' mantra: DO NO EVIL

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User Review  - LynleyS - LibraryThing

It took me ages to get through this audiobook because there were large swathes of legal/corporate explanations and I'm not really interested in that. I'd heard the author talk on RNZ and was more ... Read full review

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User Review  - lanewillson - LibraryThing

There is an old saying that probably should be updated. "Build a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door...right after it Google's you to find how to get there." The Google Story ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

David A. Vise is a Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter for The Washington Post. He has written several books including New York Times Bestseller The Bureau and The Mole: The Unmasking of Robert Philip Hanssen, The Most Dangerous Double Agent in FBI History. He has also received the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.