The Google Story

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The Google Story is the entertaining and definitive account of the most compelling innovation since the creation of the internet. Used in over 100 countries by more than 65 million users a day, Google is the most well known global brand to emerge in decades. It has become so popular that its name has become a verb. Based on scrupulous research and extraordinary access to the founders of Google, this book takes you inside the creation and growth of a company that has transformed how we access information about everything and everybody. Readers will learn about the amazing network of thousands of computers that store over four billion web documents and which are kept in specially chilled, secretly located rooms. They will discover the creative ways Google makes money while it provides a free service to millions and they will experience something of the world of ‘Googleplex’, the company’s colourful Silicon Valley headquarters, where staff receive free massages at the end of the day.

But even as it rides high, Google wrestles with difficult challenges in a busines that changes at lighting speed. Can it continue to compete while sustaining the guiding vision of 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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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 (2006)

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.

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