By David A. Vise, Mark Malseed
"Here is the tale in the back of essentially the most notable net successes of our time. according to scrupulous learn and impressive entry to Google, the ebook takes you contained in the construction and progress of an organization whose identify is a favourite model and a regular verb well-known around the globe. Its inventory is worthy greater than basic Motors' and Ford's mixed, its employees eats at no cost in a eating room that used to berunby the thankful Dead's former chef, and its staff traverse the firm's colourful Silicon Valley campus on scooters and inline skates.
THE GOOGLE STORY is the definitive account of the populist media corporation powered via the world's such a lot complicated expertise that during a number of brief years has revolutionized entry to information regarding every little thing for everyone all over the place.
In 1998, Moscow-born Sergey Brin and Midwest-born Larry web page dropped out of graduate institution at Stanford college to, of their personal phrases, "change the world" via a seek engine that might set up every piece of data on the net for free.
While the corporate has performed precisely that during a couple of hundred languages, Google's quest maintains because it seeks so as to add thousands of library books, tv announces, and extra to its searchable database.
Readers will know about the superb enterprise acumen and desktop wizardry that begun the corporate on its awesome direction; the key community of desktops providing lightning-fast seek effects; the unorthodox method that has enabled it to problem Microsoft's dominance and shake up Wall highway. at the same time it rides excessive, Google wrestles with tricky offerings that might allow it to proceed increasing whereas maintaining the guiding imaginative and prescient of its founders' mantra: DO NO EVIL."
From the Hardcover edition.
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