Battle of the Titans: How the Fight to the Death Between Apple and Google is Transforming our Lives (Previously Published as ´Dogfight´): Fred Vogelstein
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) How to Optimize Your Website for Internet Search Engines (Google Yahoo! MSN Live AOL Ask AltaVista FAST GigaBlast Snap LookSmart and more): Samuel Blankson
The Myth of Capitalism tells the story of how America has gone from an open, competitive marketplace to an economy where a few very powerful companies dominate key industries that affect our daily lives. Digital monopolies like Google, Facebook and Amazon act as gatekeepers to the digital world. Amazon is capturing almost all online shopping dollars. We have the illusion of choice, but for most critical decisions, we have only one or two companies, when it comes to high speed Internet, health insurance, medical care, mortgage title insurance, social networks, Internet searches, or even consumer goods like toothpaste. Every day, the average American transfers a little of their pay check to monopolists and oligopolists. The solution is vigorous anti-trust enforcement to return America to a period where competition created higher economic growth, more jobs, higher wages and a level playing field for all. The Myth of Capitalism is the story of industrial concentration, but it matters to everyone, because the stakes could not be higher. It tackles the big questions of: why is the US becoming a more unequal society, why is economic growth anemic despite trillions of dollars of federal debt and money printing, why the number of start-ups has declined, and why are workers losing out.
Imagine a world where all the news you see is defined by your salary and who your friends are. Imagine a world where you can´t have secrets. Welcome to 2011. Google and Facebook are already feeding you what they think you want to see. This book reveals how this hidden web is starting to control our lives - and shows what we can do about it.
Visionary WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange brings together a small group of cutting-edge thinkers and activists to discuss whether electronic communications will emancipate or enslave. Among the topics addressed are: Do Facebook and Google constitute the greatest surveillance machine that ever existed,´ perpetually tracking people´s locations, contacts and lives? Far from being victims of that surveillance, are most people willing collaborators? Are there legitimate forms of surveillance? And does anyone have the ability to resist this tide?´