Smooth Bourbon: An Education in Government, Google, and the CIA is the true story about one man´s fateful intersection between American government, one of the most elusive organizations in the world, and one of the most powerful corporations in existence today. It delves deep into the framework of US government and touches on sobering problems inherent within the Constitutional design, while at the same time interweaving stories that range from intriguing to humorous. Smooth Bourbon: An Education in Government, Google, and the CIA is intended for both high school- or college-level students who know very little about government and to better-informed listeners who are familiar with American government and are interested in hearing a fresh perspective. This audiobook is also intended for those interested in the intrigue around the CIA and for those interested in learning exactly what it´s like to work for Google. With college students in mind, this audiobook has easily accessible footnote citations to better facilitate research. It is organized in a binary fashion, with a chapter about the incredible experience of working for Google and going through the CIA´s very secretive interview processes, followed by chapters that detail different aspects of national governance. Every other chapter can best be characterized as a lecture. The real names and exact locations of all persons, except for the author, have been changed to protect the secrecy interests of the CIA and to provide confidentiality to all parties. To be sure, Smooth Bourbon is not intended to be a comprehensive account of government, Google, or the CIA. It is more of gripping story about my making sense of three very-misunderstood entities. The following audiobook represents personal arguments, many of them backed by scholars. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Giancarlo Maranzano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118866/bk_acx0_118866_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As enlightening as The Facebook Effect, Elon Musk, and Chaos Monkeys - the compelling, behind-the-scenes story of the creation of one of the most essential applications ever devised, and the rag-tag team that built it and changed how we navigate the world. Never Lost Again chronicles the evolution of mapping technology - the ´´overnight success 20 years in the making.´´ Bill Kilday takes us behind the scenes of the tech’s development, and introduces to the team that gave us not only Google Maps but Google Earth, and most recently, Pokémon Go. He takes us back to the beginning to Keyhole - a cash-strapped startup mapping company started by a small-town Texas boy named John Hanke, that nearly folded when the tech bubble burst. While a contract with the CIA kept them afloat, the company’s big break came with the first invasion of Iraq; CNN used their technology to cover the war and made it famous. Then Google came on the scene, buying the company and relaunching the software as Google Maps and Google Earth. Eventually, Hanke’s original company was spun back out of Google, and is now responsible for Pokémon Go and the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Kilday, the marketing director for Keyhole and Google Maps, was there from the earliest days, and offers a personal look behind the scenes at the tech and the minds developing it. But this book isn’t only a look back at the past; it is also a glimpse of what’s to come. Kilday reveals how emerging map-based technologies, including virtual reality and driverless cars, are going to upend our lives once again. Never Lost Again shows us how our worldview changed dramatically as a result of vision, imagination, and implementation. It’s a crazy story. And it all started with a really good map. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Shapiro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007505/bk_harp_007505_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Learn the Real Mechanics behind Search Engine Optimization So much has changed for Google SEO and the industry as a whole. If you´re just coming into the Search Engine Optimization field it´s important to note that if you´re looking for a guide to learn the real methods & techniques for ranking today, it had better be a recent guide. Why is that? The industry has changed and evolved so much because of the recent changes that Google has introduced into its algorithms. These changes have drastically affected rankings and how Google scores listings on its search engine results pages (SERPs). Here is what´s happened: Google Panda: Google released the Google Panda in February of 2011, and has sent out dozens of these modified ´´Panda Attacks´´ to kill off listings that have offered low quality content that did not abide by Google´s Webmaster Guidelines. This created a dramatic shift in SERPs. Google Penguin: In April of 2012 the search engine giant released the Google Penguin which set out to punish sites that tried to implement more evasive techniques for trying to quickly rank their Websites on SERPs. These are techniques that Webmasters and SEO specialists were using for years that can now backfire and not only see you drop in rankings, but worse, even see you face possible de-indexing. These algorithm changes shifted the entire SEO landscape in 2013…. It´s important that you understand what methods will work today and what won´t and The SEO Black Book offers you an intuitive approach to ranking with SEO in 2013 and beyond. The audiobook weaves together all of the complex components required to successfully SEO a site in 2013 while also providing you with real industry secrets & tips that you can implement to rank higher then your competition. The practical methods, tools, and techniques covered in The SEO Black Book stem fr 1. Language: English. Narrator: Smokey Rivers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009441/bk_acx0_009441_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Unlock Powerful Online Marketing Strategies and Principles! Learn how to Harness the Power of Marketing on the Web for any Business! The Internet is evolving at a remarkable pace and it is much more different today than it ever was all thanks to one company: Google. Google has shaped the Web and how we search and find the answers to all of our questions through its organic online search, an online search that has changed enormously in recent years. Google´s changes to its search have ushered in a new era of the Web, the Web 3.0 era. In this new era, you are only as good as you are relevant and to be relevant you must not only address the individual´s desire to find you through organic search, you must also address group aggregates through social recommendations. To be successful you must understand the online marketing strategies that work to effectively boost the visibility of any business on the Web. Today, without the right guide to effective online marketing strategies that work, most entrepreneurs are left scratching their head. While you can read about all the theory desired for launching a lean startup, this guide actually gives you the marketing tools and understanding for marketing any business on the very overcrowded Web. Without a guide like this many entrepreneurs are left suffering trying to understand all of the various disciplines that it takes to market a business in the Web 3.0 economy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Smokey Rivers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013914/bk_acx0_013914_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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