The Google Story

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In 1998, Moscow-born Sergey Brin and Midwest-born Larry Page dropped out of graduate school at Stanford University to, in their own words, "change the world" through a search engine that would organize every bit of information on the Web for free. While the company has done exactly that, Google's quest continues as it seeks to add millions of library books, television broadcasts, and more to its searchable database. Readers will learn about the business acumen and computer wizardry that started the company on its astonishing course; the secret network of computers delivering lightning-fast search results; the unorthodox approach that has enabled it to challenge Microsoft's dominance and shake up Wall Street. Even as it rides high, Google wrestles with difficult choices that will enable it to continue expanding while sustaining the guiding vision of its founders' mantra: Do no evil.--From publisher description.

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This is very well written book, about one of the most sucessfull companies of modern times. It tells the story of the rise of google, as well as some great short stories about how it all came to be. Great for business minded readers or those interested in tech.. Read full review

Contents

Introduction I
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A Healthy Disregard for the Impossible
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When Larry Met Sergey
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Copyright

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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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