In the Plex

In the Plex

How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

Book - 2011
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Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes readers inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to show how Google works.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781416596585
1416596585
Characteristics: v, 424 p. ; 25 cm.

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WVMLStaffPicks Aug 29, 2014

I have sometimes wondered; who are the engineers behind the simple, but extraordinarily powerful Google search box, Gmail, Google Earth and YouTube? And furthermore, how exactly did Google’s technologies and engineers affect massive, almost global change in such a short time? Wired Magazine columnist Stephen Levy was embedded at the Googleplex for three years where he observed and interviewed many key players. He answers both my questions and, as a bonus, shares amusing anecdotes and insights about Google’s workplace culture.

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Jul 26, 2011

Fascinating history of Google and its creators. Have a much greater understanding of search engines and Silicon Valley ethos etc.

debwalker May 26, 2011

Levy was given full access to the company for two years and interviewed hundreds of current and former employees. Scary.

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