Open Library logo
Last edited by Darby
November 1, 2018 | History

Googled: the end of the world as we know it 3 editions

Cover of: Googled | Ken Auletta
About the Book

A revealing, forward-looking examination of the outsize influence Google has had on the changing media Landscape.There are companies that create waves and those that ride or are drowned by them. As only he can, bestselling author Ken Auletta takes readers for a ride on the Google wave, telling the story of how it formed and crashed into traditional media businesses—from newspapers to books, to television, to movies, to telephones, to advertising, to Microsoft. With unprecedented access to Google's founders and executives, as well as to those in media who are struggling to keep their heads above water, Auletta reveals how the industry is being disrupted and redefined.Using Google as a stand-in for the digital revolution, Auletta takes readers inside Google's closed-door meetings and paints portraits of Google's notoriously private founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, as well as those who work with—and against—them. In his narrative, Auletta provides the fullest account ever told of Google's rise, shares the "secret sauce" of Google's success, and shows why the worlds of "new" and "old" media often communicate as if residents of different planets.Google engineers start from an assumption that the old ways of doing things can be improved and made more efficient, an approach that has yielded remarkable results— Google will generate about $20 billion in advertising revenues this year, or more than the combined prime-time ad revenues of CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox. And with its ownership of YouTube and its mobile phone and other initiatives, Google CEO Eric Schmidt tells Auletta his company is poised to become the world's first $100 billion media company. Yet there are many obstacles that threaten Google's future, and opposition from media companies and government regulators may be the least of these. Google faces internal threats, from its burgeoning size to losing focus to hubris. In coming years, Google's faith in mathematical formulas and in slide rule logic will be tested, just as it has been on Wall Street.Distilling the knowledge accrued from a career of covering the media, Auletta will offer insights into what we know, and don't know, about what the future holds for the imperiled industry.


Library of Congress HD9696.8.U64 G6623 2008
Dewey 338.7/6102504

3 editions First published in 2009

Edition Read Locate Buy
Cover of: Googled
2009, Penguin USA, Inc.
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: Googled
Googled: the end of the world as we know it
2009, Penguin Press
in English
Cover of: Googled
Googled: the end of the world as we know it
2009, Penguin Press
in English


Download catalog record: RDF / JSON
November 1, 2018 Edited by Darby Edited without comment.
April 30, 2017 Edited by Darby thx ImportBot!!
June 17, 2010 Edited by ImportBot add details from OverDrive
April 28, 2010 Edited by Open Library Bot Linked existing covers to the work.
March 12, 2010 Edited by WorkBot update details