Digital Wars starts in 1998, when the Internet and computing business was about to be upended - by an antitrust case, a tiny start-up and a former giant rebuilding it. Charles Arthur here examines the differing strategies of the three best-known tech companies in their battle to win control of the exploding network connecting the world. Microsoft was a giant - soon to become the highest-valued company in the world - while Apple was a minnow and Google just a start-up. By February 2012, Apple was worth more than both Microsoft and Google combined. Through the voices of former and current staff, Arthur looks at the tumultuous battle between the three companies and what their various successes meant for us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Rashbrook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010533/bk_adbl_010533_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Battle of the Titans: How the Fight to the Death Between Apple and Google is Transforming our Lives (Previously Published as ´Dogfight´): Fred Vogelstein
Today´s copyright wars can seem unprecedented. Sparked by the digital revolution that has made copyright - and its violation - a part of everyday life, fights over intellectual property have pitted creators, Hollywood, and governments against consumers, pirates, Silicon Valley, and open-access advocates. But while the digital generation can be forgiven for thinking the dispute between, for example, the publishing industry and Google is completely new, the copyright wars in fact stretch back three centuries - and their history is essential to understanding today´s battles. The Copyright Wars - the first major trans-Atlantic history of copyright from its origins to today - tells this important story. Peter Baldwin explains why the copyright wars have always been driven by a fundamental tension. Should copyright assure authors and rights holders lasting claims, much like conventional property rights, as in Continental Europe? Or should copyright be primarily concerned with giving consumers cheap and easy access to a shared culture, as in Britain and America? The Copyright Wars describes how the Continental approach triumphed, dramatically increasing the claims of rights holders. The book also tells the widely forgotten story of how America went from being a leading copyright opponent and pirate in the 18th and 19th centuries to becoming the world´s intellectual property policeman in the late 20th. As it became a net cultural exporter and its content industries saw the advantage of the Continental ideology of strong authors´ rights, the United States reversed position on copyright, weakening its commitment to the ideal of universal enlightenment - a history that reveals that today´s open-access advocates are heirs of a venerable American tradition. Compelling and wide-ranging, The Copyright Wars is indispensable for understanding a crucial economic, cultural, and political conflict that has reignited in our own time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020673/bk_adbl_020673_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There´s nothing more interesting than the predictions of how the world will someday end. Many people have contributed various theories as to how this will come about, but none of them are pointing out the obvious: Google is going to be leading the charge toward our demise. In The Transhuman and Occult Apocalypse: How Google Will Solve the Problem of Humanity, author, podcast host, website publisher, and conspiracy theorist Isaac Weishaupt provides unique foresight into what he sees as what could be the tragic error in integrating too much technology into our daily lives. Something as seemingly innocuous as using a smartphone or search engine could have dastardly consequences as shadowy organizations collect personal data for purposes unknown to us. Isaac provides his theories on what precisely these NSA and other data-mining programs could be used for: the digital hell prepared for us by the occult. Learn about pop culture symbolism of this bizarre topic through Katy Perry´s PRISM links and Lil Wayne´s admission to being an alien. Find out why Lady Gaga, Facebook´s Mark Zuckerberg, and Google´s Sergey Brin were all groomed in the same environment. Discover the Google X secret society and mark of the beast symbolism that further justifies this peculiar theory. See how Ray Kurzweil will be the critical mastermind in building this immortal realm for the Illuminati and how they will fulfill their occult goals right under the noses of the apathetic and unsuspecting public. The Tower of Babel is being built right before our eyes, only most of the public is asleep in the wheelhouse and doesn´t see it. Listen to this mini book, and become aware of the battle for billions of souls worldwide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Isaac Weishaupt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059238/bk_acx0_059238_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Digital Wars:Apple Google Microsoft and the Battle for the Internet. 2. Auflage Charles Arthur
In this issue:´´Game Time for Twitter: Jack Dorsey´s Big Bet on Live Events´´: Can the company´s move to stream major events right inside its app, including Thursday night NFL games, woo the masses? ´´How Google Is Schooling Apple and Microsoft in the Battle for America´s Classrooms´´: It took the Chromebook just five years to become the country´s most popular education device. Here´s how Google won the classroom. ´´How Kanye, Alexa Chung, and Other Mavericks Are Changing Fashion Forever´´: It´s not just clothes they´re transforming, it´s how—and when and where—we consume them. ´´Adidas Makes a Play for Women´´: Can the sports brand counter sluggish sales and shrinking market share by reaching more female customers? ´´How David Adjaye Told the Story of the African-American Experience—With a Building´´: How the architect behind the new National Museum of African American History and Culture explains how he captured ´´an extraordinary journey. ´´Sam Adams´s Secret Weapon for Winning Back the American Craft Drinker´´: Jennifer Glanville is forever employing new techniques to create extraordinarily distinctive brews. ´´What the First Mac´s Failure Teaches Us about VR´´: Despite VR´s huge promise, here is why the technology has a long way to go. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/fast/161001/pe_fast_161001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dr. Eve Zachara, a smart, sexy, tech executive and expert in martial arts, is on a mission to save the world from total annihilation. In the future, the fight between Apple and Google has grown into a deadly world war. Corporate fighter jets roar over the deserts of Central Asia, machine guns blast in the jungles of Africa, and high above the planet, vast battles are waged by opposing space fleets. Google has vowed to nuke the Earth from their space based nuclear platform, right after Steve Job´s new Keynote speech. Eve, a personal protégé of Jobs, works as a super agent in Apple´s secretive Special Sales Division. As the clock ticks down, she must use all her amazing skills in international espionage, from assault and assassination to sabotage and seduction, in a final battle for the fate of mankind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tess Irondale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081497/bk_acx0_081497_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.