Random House presents the audiobook edition of Talk to Me, written and read by James Vlahos. The next great technological disruption is coming.The titans of Silicon Valley are racing to build a single world-changing piece of software. They know that whoever gets there first will revolutionise our relationship with technology - and make billions of dollars in the process. They call it voice computing.Computers that can speak and think just as clearly as humans may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but they are mere years away from becoming a reality. In Talk to Me, veteran tech journalist James Vlahos meets the researchers at Google, Amazon and Apple who are leading the way to a voice computing revolution. He explores how voice tech will transform every sector of society, handing untold new powers to businesses, and fundamentally altering the way we understand human consciousness. And he even tries to understand the significance of the AI revolution firsthand - by building a robotic version of his terminally ill father. Vlahos’ research leads him to one fundamental question: what happens when our computers become as articulate, as compassionate and as creative as we are? 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Vlahos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/004120/bk_rhuk_004120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Twenty-one years after its incorporation and 16 years after its stock peak, Yahoo sold for 96% less than its value on January 3, 2000, when it had closed at an all-time high of $118.75 per share, resulting in a market capitalization of $120 billion. Wall Street valued Yahoo!, at that time in business less than six years, higher than it did Disney, News Corporation, and Comcast combined. At the end of 2016, the top seven businesses on the list of the highest-valued companies in the world by market capitalization include Apple at #1, Alphabet (Google´s Parent Company) at #2, Amazon.com at #5, and Facebook at #7. Those companies combined are valued in excess of $2 trillion more than the price Verizon paid to acquire Yahoo! Yahoo!´s story is one of missed strategies, failed opportunities, and poor execution. Early decisions to de-emphasize search features, undervalue Google, and overplay Yahoo´s hand in the Facebook negotiations haunted the rest of the company´s existence. In addition, factors outside of Yahoo´s control - most notably how irrational expectations of Wall Street created an environment where short-term decisions were made at the expense of the long-term good. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marguerite Gavin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002842/bk_gdan_002842_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.
Social Media Influencer:Social media has brought a massive change to the marketing industry; if you want to sell a product or service - you better be present online. However, online presence is just the start of things. You’d want to be active in social media and elevate your status to that of an influencer.Back in the day, only big-name brands with billions of dollars could make themselves so visible that it would be hard to ignore them. Through social media, however, the competition more or less evens out as you can make yourself noticeable through proper strategies.With this audiobook, you should have a working outline on how to excel in social media marketing, specifically with powerful sites like Facebook and Instagram.Instagram Marketing:There is so much to Instagram, especially since its features are updated so often.Explore ways to genuinely gain followers, collaborate and build relationships with other Instagram users, and expand completely on your own platform.This audiobook will give you everything you need to know about producing the best photos/videos, making your profile stand out, finding the right people to follow, and navigating your way through Instagram completely. It will discuss the time and effort required to cultivate a following associated with and linked to your blog. This audiobook is not only for business owners, but also applies to everyday Instagram users; it is here to guide you through practical ways to find the right audience for your blog, ways of trending, techniques for growing followers, and a variety of other useful tips.SEO Google:Do you want more customers? Do you want to increase the sale of your online products? Then you need to learn how search engine optimization works.This audiobook will teach you the best SEO strategies to help you rank on Google and provide you with unparalleled insight that will help you take your bu 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Tingle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145920/bk_acx0_145920_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In many ways, Google is the prototype of a successful 21st-century company. It uses technology in new ways to make information universally accessible; promotes a corporate culture that encourages creativity among its employees; and takes its role as a corporate citizen very seriously, investing in green initiatives and developing the largest corporate foundation in the U.S. Following in the footsteps of her best-selling Warren Buffett Speaks - written in a conversational style that successfully captures the essence of these business leaders - Janet Lowe reveals the amazing story behind one of the most important new companies of our time by exploring the people and philosophies that have made Google a global phenomenon in less than 15 years. She offers an engaging look at how its founders transformed their vision of a better Internet search engine into a business colossus with about $16 billion in annual revenue. Lowe discusses the values that drive Brin and Page - both living fairly modest lives despite each having a net worth of over $15.9 billion - and details how they have created a culture that fosters fun, yet keeps Google at the forefront of technology through relentless R&D investments and imaginative partnerships with organizations such as NASA. Examining Google´s breakthrough business strategies, which transformed online advertising and changed the way we look at corporate responsibility and employee relations, we see why Google may be a harbinger of where corporate America is headed. Also addressed are controversies surrounding Google, such as copyright infringement, antitrust concerns, and personal privacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000268/bk_gdan_000268_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the age of seven Ryan Richmond dreamed about going to Space. Now Ryan Richmond has $3 billion to play with, he is in his forties; and still wants to go to space. His only enemy; the U.S. Government who doesn´t have its own space program-and wants his new spaceship; AMERICA ONE. He sold his first company at 19 and employed the remnants of the Russian Space Program; a couple of the best Russian space brains in the world. Ryan founded, and sold two more companies in his twenties, and then hired most of the European Space Authority. In his thirties he invested over $100 million into internet start-ups and Google, netting billions. Then he waited until NASA´s Shuttle Program came to a sad end and employed the best brains in the U.S. Space Program. Now he is in his forties, still wants to go to space - the only problem is that The U.S. government doesn´t have a current space program of their own - and wants his! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Carlson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012046/bk_acx0_012046_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: ´´Rebooting YouTube´´: Susan Wojcicki built google into a 5 billion dollar advertising giant. Now she’s running YouTube. Her job – do it again. ´´The Multimillion Dollar Quest to Brew the Perfect Cup of Coffee´´: Coffee crusaders, backed by caffeine-buzzed venture capitalists, are taking aim at Starbucks with a seven-dollar cup of joe. ´´How Flashy Hotelier Sam Nazarian Is Shaking Up Las Vegas´´: A nightclub impresario has teamed up with a series of big names in an effort to rethink the hospitality business. ´´Back to Square One´´: An update on a startup that promised to transform the credit and finance industry with a sweeping, digitized vision of the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/fast/140901/pe_fast_140901_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ryan Richmond has dreamed about going to space since the age of seven. Reading space updates-and seeing pictures of Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface in National Geographic-was the ignition of this dream. At nineteen he sold his first company and employed the remnants of the Russian Space Program, three of the best space brains in the world. In his twenties he founded and sold two more companies and hired the most outstanding scientists and engineers from the European Space Authority. During his thirties, after selling his third company, he invested heavily in Internet start-ups, like Google, netting billions. Then he patiently waited until NASA´s shuttle program came to an end and contracted the best brains in the U.S. Space program. Now, Ryan Richmond is in his forties, and still wants to go to space. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Carlson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013919/bk_acx0_013919_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: ´´The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google´s Newest Star Outsmart Apple?´´: Google is betting big on Nest CEO Tony Fadell. ´´Why Wendy´s Wants to Conquer the Fast Food World With BBQ´´: Wendy´s new artery-prodding menu stars BBQ pulled pork. ´´How Reebok Is Tackling One of the Sports World´s Trickiest Problems´´: Reebok is on a quest to mitigate head injuries in young athletes. ´´Now Everyone Can Know What´s in Their DNA´´: Counsyl is making genetic testing affordable, fast, and friendly. ´´Comedy is Getting Weirder´´: Tim and Eric are quietly redefining mainstream America´s sense of humor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/fast/141001/pe_fast_141001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.