By Ken Auletta
A revealing, forward-looking exam of the outsize impression Google has had at the altering media Landscape.
There are businesses that create waves and people who trip or are drowned by means of them. As merely he can, bestselling writer Ken Auletta takes readers for a experience at the Google wave, telling the tale of the way it shaped and crashed into conventional media businesses—from newspapers to books, to tv, to video clips, to phones, to ads, to Microsoft. With exceptional entry to Google's founders and bosses, in addition to to these in media who're suffering to maintain their heads above water, Auletta unearths how the is being disrupted and redefined.
Using Google as a stand-in for the electronic revolution, Auletta takes readers inside of Google's closed-door conferences and paints graphics of Google's notoriously inner most founders, Larry web page and Sergey Brin, in addition to those that paintings with—and against—them. In his narrative, Auletta offers the fullest account ever informed of Google's upward push, stocks the "secret sauce" of Google's luck, and indicates why the worlds of "new" and "old" media frequently speak as though citizens of other planets.
Google engineers commence from an assumption that the outdated methods of doing issues may be more desirable and made extra effective, an strategy that has yielded amazing results—Google will generate approximately $20 billion in advertisements sales this yr, or greater than the mixed prime-time advert sales of CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX. And with its possession of YouTube and its cell phone and different projects, Google CEO Eric Schmidt tells Auletta his corporation is poised to develop into the world's first $100 billion media corporation. but there are numerous stumbling blocks that threaten Google's destiny, and competition from media businesses and executive regulators could be the least of those. Google faces inner threats, from its burgeoning dimension to wasting concentration to hubris. In coming years, Google's religion in mathematical formulation and in slide rule common sense should be verified, simply because it has been on Wall Street.
Distilling the data amassed from a profession of overlaying the media, Auletta will supply insights into what we all know, and don't comprehend, approximately what the longer term holds for the imperiled undefined.
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