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Planet Google by Randall E. Stross
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Jan 24, 10

Read in January, 2010

After starting this book and learning about how google got started and what they were trying to accomplish, my main comment was "I had no idea!"

Unlike Microsoft, whose products I have used for 20 years and some of which I like and some I think are OK, and whose new products you are pretty much forced to use when you get a new computer, Google has been in the background, never charging for their services, and constantly improving.

This book faithfully recounts Google' histoy, its hits and misses, and its interaction with other software companies, the government, and the media companies. As a specific event unfolds, you say to yourself "I remember that". For example, once upon a time, Yahoo dominated searches, now Google does. Several years ago, I switched from yahoo to google for my searches because they produced better results, and this book tells how this happened.

If you are not interested in the software industry, this book is not for you.
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