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The Search: How Google & Its Rivals Rewrote the...
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What does the world want? According to John Battelle, a company that answers that question can unlock the most intractable riddles of both business and culture. And for the past few years, that´s exactly what Google has been doing. Jumping into the game long after Yahoo, Alta Vista, Excite, Lycos, and other pioneers, Google offered a radical new approach to search, redefined the idea of viral marketing, survived the dotcom crash, and pulled off the largest and most talked about initial public offering in the history of Silicon Valley. But The Search offers much more than the inside story of Google´s triumph. It´s also a big-picture book about the past, present, and future of search technology, and the enormous impact it is starting to have on marketing, media, pop culture, dating, job hunting, international law, civil liberties, and just about every other sphere of human interest. More than any of its rivals, Google has become the gateway to instant knowledge. Hundreds of millions of people use it to satisfy their wants, needs, fears, and obsessions, creating an enormous artifact that Battelle calls ´´the Database of Intentions´´. Combined with the databases of thousands of other search-driven businesses, large and small, it all adds up to a goldmine of information that powerful organizations (including the government) will want to get their hands on. No one is better qualified to explain this entire phenomenon than Battelle, who co-founded Wired and founded The Industry Standard. Perhaps more than any other journalist, he has devoted his career to finding the holy grail of technology. And he has finally found it in search. For anyone who wants to understand how Google really succeeded, The Search is an eye-opening and indispensable read. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Battelle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000038/bk_adbl_000038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Dave Gorman´s Googlewhack Adventure, Hörbuch, D...
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If someone called you a ´´googlewhack´´, what would you do? Would you end up playing table tennis with a nine year-old boy in Boston? Would you find yourself in Los Angeles wrangling snakes, or would you go to China to be licked by a performance artist? If your name is Dave Gorman, then all of these things could be true. Fuelled by a lust for life and a desperate desire to do anything except what he´s supposed to be doing (writing that novel and growing up), Dave falls under the spell of an obscure internet word game, Googlewhacking. Addicted to the game, and gripped by obsession, Dave travels three times round the world, visiting four continents and the unlikeliest cast of real life eccentrics you´ll ever meet in what becomes an epic challenge, a life-changing, globe-trotting Googlewhack adventure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Gorman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000015/bk_rhuk_000015_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Audible Fast Company, March 2012, Hörbuch, Digi...
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In this special issue: Fast Company´s report on the 50 most innovative companies. Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are transformational firms, obsessions of the business world and deservedly so. But if you had to pick, which one would you say is the most innovative--literally, the most innovative company in the world? (And then who´s No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4?) The four we chose were featured on our cover last November. Since then, they have jostled for the No. 1 title--with Amazon´s Kindle Fire tablet, Apple´s Siri voice assistant, Facebook´s Timeline interface, and Google´s reinvention of YouTube as a niche-programming powerhouse. Yet each company has fallen victim to hubris, causing public-relations firestorms and some sloppy products. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/fast/120301/pe_fast_120301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Im Bann der Plattformen
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Die digitale Welt im Post-Snowden-Zeitalter: Wir wissen, dass wir unter Überwachung stehen, aber machen weiter, als ob es nichts zu bedeuten hätte. Obwohl Unternehmen wie Facebook, Google und Amazon unsere Privatsphäre immer stärker infiltrieren, bleibt die Nutzung der sozialen Medien ungebrochen - unterstützt durch immer kleinere Geräte, die sich fest in unseren Alltag eingenistet haben. Wir sind hin- und hergeworfen zwischen Angst vor Abhängigkeit und verdeckter Obsession. Mit diesem fünften Teil seiner laufenden Untersuchungen zur kritischen Internetkultur taucht der niederländische Medientheoretiker Geert Lovink in die paradoxe Welt der neuen digitalen Normalität ein: Wohin bewegen sich Kunst, Kultur und Kritik, wenn sich das Digitale immer mehr in den Hintergrund des Alltags einfügt? Der Band behandelt u.a. die Selfie-Kultur, die Internet-Fixierung des amerikanischen Schriftstellers Jonathan Franzen, das Internet in Uganda, die Ästhetik von Anonymous und die Anatomie der Bitcoin-Religion: Wird die Geldschaffung durch Cyber-Währungen und Crowdfunding zu einer Neuverteilung des Reichtums beitragen oder die Kluft zwischen reich und arm eher vergrößern? Was wird in diesem Zeitalter des Freien das Einkommensmodell der 99% sein? Geert Lovink zeichnet nicht einfach ein düsteres Bild der leeren Wirklichkeit einer 24/7-Kommunikation, sondern zeigt auch radikale Alternativen hierzu auf.

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Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remak...
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Hello, world. Facebook´s algorithms shaping the news. Self-driving cars roaming the streets. Revolution on Twitter and romance on Tinder. We live in a world constructed of code - and coders are the ones who built it for us. From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson comes a brilliant anthropological reckoning with the most powerful tribe in the world today, computer programmers, in a book that interrogates who they are, how they think, what qualifies as greatness in their world, and what should give us pause. They are the most quietly influential people on the planet, and Coders shines a light on their culture. In pop culture and media, the people who create the code that rules our world are regularly portrayed in hackneyed, simplified terms, as ciphers in hoodies. Thompson goes far deeper, dramatizing the psychology of the invisible architects of the culture, exploring their passions and their values, as well as their messy history. In nuanced portraits, Coders takes us close to some of the great programmers of our time, including the creators of Facebook´s News Feed, Instagram, Google´s cutting-edge AI, and more. Speaking to everyone from revered ´´10X´´ elites to neophytes, back-end engineers, and front-end designers, Thompson explores the distinctive psychology of this vocation - which combines a love of logic, an obsession with efficiency, the joy of puzzle-solving, and a superhuman tolerance for mind-bending frustration. Along the way, Coders thoughtfully ponders the morality and politics of code, including its implications for civic life and the economy. Programmers shape our everyday behavior: When they make something easy to do, we do more of it. When they make it hard or impossible, we do less of it. Thompson wrestles with the major controversies of our era, from the ´´disruption´´ fetish of Silicon Valley to the struggle for inclusion by marginalized groups.In his accessible, erudite styl 1. Language: English. Narrator: René Ruiz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004395/bk_peng_004395_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Coders (eBook, ePUB)
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Hello, world. Facebook´s algorithms shaping the news. Self-driving cars roaming the streets. Revolution on Twitter and romance on Tinder. We live in a world constructed of code--and coders are the ones who built it for us. From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson comes a brilliant anthropological reckoning with the most powerful tribe in the world today, computer programmers, in a book that interrogates who they are, how they think, what qualifies as greatness in their world, and what should give us pause. They are the most quietly influential people on the planet, and Coders shines a light on their culture. In pop culture and media, the people who create the code that rules our world are regularly portrayed in hackneyed, simplified terms, as ciphers in hoodies. Thompson goes far deeper, dramatizing the psychology of the invisible architects of the culture, exploring their passions and their values, as well as their messy history. In nuanced portraits, Coders takes us close to some of the great programmers of our time, including the creators of Facebook´s News Feed, Instagram, Google´s cutting-edge AI, and more. Speaking to everyone from revered ´´10X´´ elites to neophytes, back-end engineers and front-end designers, Thompson explores the distinctive psychology of this vocation--which combines a love of logic, an obsession with efficiency, the joy of puzzle-solving, and a superhuman tolerance for mind-bending frustration. Along the way, Coders thoughtfully ponders the morality and politics of code, including its implications for civic life and the economy. Programmers shape our everyday behavior: When they make something easy to do, we do more of it. When they make it hard or impossible, we do less of it. Thompson wrestles with the major controversies of our era, from the ´´disruption´´ fetish of Silicon Valley to the struggle for inclusion by marginalized groups. In his accessible, erudite style, Thompson unpacks the surprising history of the field, beginning with the first coders -- brilliant and pioneering women, who, despite crafting some of the earliest personal computers and programming languages, were later written out of history. Coders introduces modern crypto-hackers fighting for your privacy, AI engineers building eerie new forms of machine cognition, teenage girls losing sleep at 24/7 hackathons, and unemployed Kentucky coal-miners learning a new career. At the same time, the book deftly illustrates how programming has become a marvelous new art form--a source of delight and creativity, not merely danger. To get as close to his subject as possible, Thompson picks up the thread of his own long-abandoned coding skills as he reckons, in his signature, highly personal style, with what superb programming looks like. To understand the world today, we need to understand code and its consequences. With Coders, Thompson gives a definitive look into the heart of the machine.

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The Bling Ring: How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Tee...
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The true story that inspired the Sofia Coppola film. Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, Rachel Bilson: robbed. More than $3 million in stolen clothing, jewelry, shoes, and handbags reported missing. Who is behind one of the most brazen string of crimes in recent Hollywood history? Meet the Bling Ring: a band of club-hopping teenagers from the Valley with everything to lose. Over the course of a year, the members of the now infamous Bling Ring allegedly burglarized some of the biggest names in young Hollywood. Driven by celebrity worship, vanity, and the desire to look and dress like the rich and famous, these seven teenagers made headlines for using Google maps, Facebook, and TMZ to track the comings and goings of their targets. Many of the houses were unlocked. Alarms disabled. A ´´perfect´´ crime - celebrities already had so much, why shouldn´t the Bling Ring take their share? As the unprecedented case unfolded in the news, the world asked: How did our obsession with celebrities get so out of hand? Why would a group of teens who already had so much, take such a risk? Acclaimed Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales found the answer: they did it because each stolen T-shirt or watch brought them closer to living the Hollywood dream... and because it was terrifyingly easy. For the Bling Ring the motivation was something deeper than money - they were compelled by a compulsion to be famous. Gaining unprecedented access to the group of teens, Sales traces the crimes minute by minute and details the key players´ stories in a shocking look at the seedy, and troubling, world of the real young Hollywood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen Mary Carthy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003443/bk_harp_003443_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Memory Box , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 669min
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What would you do if you googled yourself and uncovered something shocking? In this gripping psychological thriller, a group of privileged suburban moms amuse themselves by googling everyone in town, digging up dirt to fuel thorny gossip. Caroline Thompson, devoted mother of two, sticks to the moral high ground and attempts to avoid these women. She´s relieved to hear her name appears only three times, citing her philanthropy. Despite being grateful that she has nothing to hide, a delayed pang of insecurity prods Caroline to google her maiden name - which none of the others know. The hits cascade like a tsunami. Caroline´s terrified by what she reads. An obituary for her sister, JD? That´s absurd. With every click the revelations grow more alarming. They can´t be right. She´d know. Caroline is hurled into a state of paranoia, upending her blissful family life, desperate to prove these allegations false before someone discovers they´re true. The disturbing underpinnings of The Memory Box expose a story of deceit, misconceptions, and an obsession with control. With its twists, taut pacing, and psychological tenor, Natiello´s pause-resisting suspense cautions: Be careful what you search for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008671/bk_blak_008671_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Bling Ring: How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Tee...
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Published alongside the 2013 film The Bling Ring, directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Emma Watson, this is the explosive true story of the seven celebrity-obsessed teens who became the most audacious burglary gang in Hollywood history. It’s 19 September, 2010, and 21-year-old Rachel Lee has emerged from Los Angeles Superior Court, having just been sentenced to four years behind bars. A few months earlier, she had been running the Bling Ring: a gang of rich, beautiful, wild-living Valley teens who idolised celebrity, designer labels, and luxury brands, who, in 2009, became the most audacious thieves in recent Hollywood history. In a case that has shocked the nation, the seven school friends stole millions of dollars’ worth of clothing, jewellery, and possessions from the sprawling mansions of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom, among others - using gossip Web sites, Google Earth, and Twitter to aid their crimes. But what made these kids - all of whom already enjoyed designer clothes, money, cars, and social status - gamble with their lives at such high stakes? Journalist Nancy Jo Sales, the author of Vanity Fair’s acclaimed exposé of the Bling Ring, gained unprecedented access to the group to answer that question. In the process she uncovered a world of teenage greed, obsession, arrogance, and delusion that surpassed her wildest expectations. Now, for the first time, Sales tells their story in full. Publishing to tie into Sofia Coppola’s film of the same name, this is a fascinating look at the dark and seedy world of the real young Hollywood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen Mary Carthy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001323/bk_hcuk_001323_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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