The Google Guys

Inside the Brilliant Minds of Google Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Author: Richard L. Brandt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101535318

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 2081

How much do you really know about Google's founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin? The Google Guys skips past the general Google story and focuses on what really drives the company's founders. Richard L. Brandt shows the company as the brainchild of two brilliant individuals and looks at Google's business decisions in light of its founders' ambition and beliefs. Larry is the main strategist, with business acumen and practical drive, while Sergey is the primary technologist and idealist, with brilliant ideas and strong moral positions. But they work closely together, almost like complementary halves of a single brain. Through interviews with current and former employees, competitors, partners, and senior Google management, plus conversations with the founders themselves, Brandt demystifies the company while clarifying a number of misconceptions.

Google It

A History of Google

Author: Anna Crowley Redding

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1250148219

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 698

Think. Invent. Organize. Share. Don't be evil. And change the world. Larry Page and Sergey Brin started out as two Stanford college students with a wild idea: They were going to organize the world's information. From that one deceptively simple goal, they created one of the most influential and innovative companies in the world. The word “google” has even entered our vocabulary as a verb. Now, find out the true history of Google—from its humble beginnings as a thesis project made out of “borrowed” hardware and discount toys through its revolution of the world's relationship with technology to a brief glimpse of where they might take us next. In Google It, award-winning investigative reporter Anna Crowley Redding shares an inspiring story of innovation, personal and intellectual bravery, and most importantly, of shooting for the moon in order to change the world.

Surveillance Valley

The Secret Military History of the Internet

Author: Yasha Levine

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1785785052

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 1508

Featured as a Guardian Long Read in December 2018 EVERYTHING WE HAVE BEEN TOLD ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC NATURE OF THE INTERNET IS A MARKETING PLOY. As the Cambridge Analytica scandal has shown, private corporations consider it their right to use our data (and by extension, us) which ever way they see fit. Tempted by their appealing organisational and diagnostic tools, we have allowed private internet corporations access to the most intimate corners of our lives. But the internet was developed, from the outset, as a weapon. Looking at the hidden origins of many internet corporations and platforms, Levine shows that this is a function, not a bug of the online experience. Conceived as a surveillance tool by ARPA to control insurgents in the Vietnam War, the internet is now essential to our lives. This book investigates the troubling and unavoidable truth of its history and the unfathomable power of the corporations who now more or less own it. Without this book, your picture of contemporary society will be missing an essential piece of the puzzle.

Google, Making Information Accessible

The search engine that changed the world

Author: 50MINUTES.COM,


ISBN: 2808005792

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 84

View: 1122

Find out how Google became the most visited site in the world just 50 minutes! Google is one of the world’s most valuable brands, and currently has billions of users worldwide. From humble beginnings in the computer labs of Stanford University, the search engine’s innovative approach to organising and classifying pages on the internet quickly set it apart from its competitors, and before long the company began branching out into other products, such as its Chrome web browser, Gmail email service and applications such as Google Hangouts and Google Maps. In this concise and accessible guide, you will find out how Google’s founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page were able to develop a revolutionary search engine and make the World Wide Web’s incredible reserves of information accessible and easy to navigate for users everywhere. In 50 minutes you will: • Understand what made Google’s search engine stand out from its competitors • Learn about the wide range of products and services the company offers • Find out about Google’s spectacular growth and future prospects ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | BUSINESS STORIES The Business Stories series from the 50Minutes collection provides the tools to quickly understand the innovative companies that have shaped the modern business world. Our publications will give you contextual information, an analysis of business strategies and an introduction to future trends and opportunities in a clear and easily digestible format, making them the ideal starting point for readers looking to understand what makes these companies stand out.

Inside Larry and Sergey's Brain

Author: Richard L. Brandt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 159184276X

Category: Internet industry

Page: 244

View: 2777

In the fourth book of the Inside the Brain series, Brandt examines the groundbreaking founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin.