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.
Become the applicant Google can´t turn down. Cracking the Tech Career is the job seeker´s guide to landing a coveted position at one of the top tech firms. A follow-up to The Google Resume, this audiobook provides new information on what these companies want and how to show them you have what it takes to succeed in the role. Early planners will learn what to study, and established professionals will discover how to make their skillsets and experiences set them apart from the crowd. Author Gayle Laakmann McDowell worked in engineering at Google and interviewed more than 120 candidates as a member of the hiring committee - in this book, she shares her perspectives on what works and what doesn´t, what makes you desirable, and what gets your resume saved or deleted. Apple, Microsoft, and Google are the coveted companies in the current job market. They field hundreds of resumes every day and have their pick of the cream of the crop when it comes to selecting new hires. If you think the right alma mater is all it takes, you need to update your thinking. Top companies, especially in the tech sector, are looking for more. This book is the complete guide to becoming the candidate they just cannot turn away. Discover the career paths that run through the top tech firms. Learn how to craft the prefect resume and prepare for the interview. Find ways to make yourself stand out from the hordes of other applicants. Understand what the top companies are looking for and how to demonstrate that you´re it. These companies need certain skillsets, but they also want a great culture fit. Grades aren´t everything, experience matters, and a certain type of applicant tends to succeed. Cracking the Tech Career reveals what the hiring committee wants and shows you how to get it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carly Robins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021421/bk_adbl_021421_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Google Resume is the only book available on how to win a coveted spot at Google, Microsoft, Apple, or other top tech firms. Gayle Laakmann McDowell worked in Google Engineering for three years, where she served on the hiring committee and interviewed over 120 candidates. She interned for Microsoft and Apple, and interviewed with and received offers from 10 tech firms. If you’re a student, you’ll learn what to study and how to prepare while in school, as well as what career paths to consider. If you’re a job seeker, you’ll get an edge on your competition by learning about hiring procedures and making yourself stand out from other candidates. Covers key concerns like what to major in, which extra-curriculars and other experiences look good, how to apply, how to design and tailor your resume, how to prepare for and excel in the interview, and much more Author was on Google’s hiring committee; interned at Microsoft and Apple; has received job offers from more than 10 tech firms; and runs CareerCup.com, a site devoted to tech jobs Get the only comprehensive guide to working at some of America’s most dynamic, innovative, and well-paying tech companies with The Google Resume. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Hart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004866/bk_adbl_004866_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over the last 30 years a host of new technologies have begun to change every industry, driving us into a new era of human existence. The companies who have been most able to tap into these new innovations have become the most highly valued companies in the world. To do so, they have created a new approach to corporate innovation. In Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era, Silicon Valley insiders Matthew C. Le Merle and Alison Davis share the lessons they have learned from two decades of interaction with Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft as well as other leading companies. The authors describe this new approach so that every company can be ready as we enter the Fifth Era. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Phillips. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090531/bk_acx0_090531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook talks about the hidden secrets of Google. Everything you do not want to know about Google: the development of Google, the fight with Apple, Microsoft Aiders, the age of Open Source, iPhone vs. Android vs. others, cyber dares, cyber security, a leap into the future, the future of the Internet with Google. Listen to it; share it. Dare Google. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry Earnhart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033646/bk_acx0_033646_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Google Assistant is a digital helper that understands audio commands or questions. Other companies have their digital assistants. For example, Apple has Siri and Amazon has the Alexa assistant. Microsoft also owns the Cortana smart digital assistant. The unique aspect about the Google Assistant is its ability to hold a conversation. Other assistants give answers to a single question without answering follow up questions. Google Assistant has the ability to hold a conversation. You can ask about specific searches or questions and get answers. Google Assistant has the ability to store questions if you are offline, until you can access the Internet. Other Online assistants do not have this ability. They work only if you are Online. Google assistant also requires the Internet to function. But, it can store queries until there is access to the Internet. Google Home is designed with a feature called My Day. The feature gives you news, weather forecast, traffic, your calendar events, reminders, and also any future flight status that you might have. The good news is you are able to customize the My Day feature at any time. When you just get your Google Home device, it only supports a few streaming music services. You can either listen to YouTube Music, Google Play Music, Pandora, or Spotify. Your device will use Google Play Music by default to stream your favorite songs. But if you prefer other available options, you can quickly make the changes under settings on the smart speaker device. This user guide will cover everything there is to know about Google Home devices. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elaine J. Sepani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115065/bk_acx0_115065_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Behind the bitter rivalry between Apple and Google - and how it´s reshaping the way we think about technology. The rise of smartphones and tablets has altered the business of making computers. At the center of this change are Apple and Google, two companies whose philosophies, leaders, and commercial acumen have steamrolled the competition. In the age of Android and the iPad, these corporations are locked in a feud that will play out not just in the marketplace but in the courts and on screens around the world. Fred Vogelstein has reported on this rivalry for more than a decade and has rare access to its major players. In Dogfight, he takes us into the offices and board rooms where company dogma translates into ruthless business; behind outsize personalities like Steve Jobs, Apple´s now lionized CEO, and Eric Schmidt, Google´s executive chairman; and inside the deals, lawsuits, and allegations that mold the way we communicate. Apple and Google are poaching each other´s employees. They bid up the price of each other´s acquisitions for spite, and they forge alliances with major players like Facebook and Microsoft in pursuit of market dominance. Dogfight moves like a novel: Vivid nonfiction with never-before-heard details. This is more than a story about what devices will replace our phones and laptops. It´s about who will control the content on those devices and where that content will come from - about the future of media in Silicon Valley, New York, and Hollywood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. P. Demont. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001706/bk_aren_001706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Using Google Super Vote to Create The Super States of America is all about how to use the latest Internet Voting technology to save this country and later the world. Google Super-Vote is used currently to choose the viewer´s favorite contestants to be the next American Idol. We can use this same Internet Technology to select from a wider range of candidates and a wider range of ideas. I became interested in real democracy in America when I was asked by President Nixon to join his highly immoral and unethical and highly destructive military machine and participate in the horror known as Viet Nam. It was this most perplexing moment in his life that made me realize there had to be a better way to conduct the affairs of what I and many millions of other people all over the world considered to be the greatest country of all time. This book is a product of that life-long quest to make this country honor the promise of Real Democracy. Everyone I knew, millions of Americans, were protesting against this war. Yet, one man, Lyndon Johnson and then his successor Richard Nixon defied the will of the vast majority of American people and decided to have his little war despite public opinion, citing ´The Silent Majority´.According to Nixon, most people supported him by their silence. Until the invention of the Internet, we had no voice, so they could consider us a ´Silent Majority´ and much of the evil in this world is perpetrated even today under this banner. With Google Super-Vote and the rest of the Internet´s wonderful technology the MAJORITY need not, nor can be silent any longer. Voting on the Internet is an idea whose time has come. Let´s allow Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, FaceBook, Twitter, etc. put together the best type of democracy we can have. In History, there are moments like this only once in a lifetime. If the vast majority of the reading public can support this idea, the vast majority of the American people will always be the winners. Google is perha 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Mathiesen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018895/bk_acx0_018895_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is the story behind one of the most remarkable Internet successes of our time. Based on scrupulous research and extraordinary access to Google, the book takes you inside the creation and growth of a company whose name is a favorite brand and a standard verb recognized around the world. Its stock is worth more than General Motors´ and Ford´s combined, its staff eats for free in a dining room run by the Grateful Dead´s former chef, and its employees traverse the firm´s colorful Silicon Valley campus on scooters and inline skates. The Google Story is the definitive account of the populist media company powered by the world´s most advanced technology that in a few short years has revolutionized access to information about everything for everybody everywhere. In 1998, Moscow-born Sergey Brin and Midwest-born Larry Page dropped out of graduate school at Stanford University to, in their own words, ´´change the world´´ through a search engine that would organize every bit of information on the Web for free. While the company has done exactly that in more than one hundred languages, Google´s quest continues as it seeks to add millions of library books, television broadcasts, and more to its searchable database. Listeners will learn about the amazing business acumen and computer wizardry that started the company on its astonishing course; the secret network of computers delivering lightning-fast search results; and the unorthodox approach that has enabled it to challenge Microsoft´s dominance and shake up Wall Street. Even as it rides high, Google wrestles with difficult choices that will enable it to continue expanding while sustaining the guiding vision of its founders´ mantra: DO NO EVIL. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Grupper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000722/bk_rand_000722_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.