Steven Levy

1 In The Plex

Author : Steven Levy
Genre :  Business & Personal Finance  Books  Management & Leadership  Biographies & Memoirs  Industries & Professions 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2011-04-12
Description :  Written with full cooperation from top management, including cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, this is the inside story behind Google, the most successful and most admired technology company of our time, told by one of our best technology writers.<br /><br />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.<br /><br /> While they were still students at Stanford, Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin revolutionized Internet search. They followed this brilliant innovation with another, as two of Google’s earliest employees found a way to do what no one else had: make billions of dollars from Internet advertising. With this cash cow, Google was able to expand dramatically and take on other transformative projects: more efficient data centers, open-source cell phones, free Internet video (YouTube), cloud computing, digitizing books, and much more.<br /><br /> The key to Google’s success in all these businesses, Levy reveals, is its engineering mind-set and adoption of such Internet values as speed, openness, experimentation, and risk taking. After its unapologetically elitist approach to hiring, Google pampers its engineers—free food and dry cleaning, on-site doctors and masseuses—and gives them all the resources they need to succeed. Even today, with a workforce of more than 23,000, Larry Page signs off on every hire.<br /><br /> But has Google lost its innovative edge? With its newest initiative, social networking, Google is chasing a successful competitor for the first time. Some employees are leaving the company for smaller, nimbler start-ups. Can the company that famously decided not to be evil still compete?<br /><br /> No other book has ever turned Google inside out as Levy does with <i>In the Plex</i>.

2 Hackers

Author : Steven Levy
Genre :  Programming  Books  Computers & Internet  Computers 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2010-05-19
Description :  This 25th anniversary edition of Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers -- those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Stallman, and Steve Wozniak, <i>Hackers</i> is a fascinating story that begins in early computer research labs and leads to the first home computers.<br /><br />Levy profiles the imaginative brainiacs who found clever and unorthodox solutions to computer engineering problems. They had a shared sense of values, known as "the hacker ethic," that still thrives today. <i>Hackers</i> captures a seminal period in recent history when underground activities blazed a trail for today's digital world, from MIT students finagling access to clunky computer-card machines to the DIY culture that spawned the Altair and the Apple II.

3 The Unicorn's Secret

Author : Steven Levy
Genre :  True Crime  Books  Nonfiction  Biographies & Memoirs  Social Science 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-11-08
Description :  <b>The true story of Ira Einhorn, the Philadelphia antiwar crusader, environmental activist, and New Age guru with a murderous dark side.</b><br /><br /> During the cultural shockwaves of the 1960s and ’70s, Ira Einhorn—nicknamed the “Unicorn”—was the leading radical voice for the antiwar movement at the University of Pennsylvania. At his side were such noted activists as Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. A brilliantly articulate advocate for peace in a turbulent era, he rallied followers toward the growing antiestablishment causes of free love, drugs, and radical ecological reform.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In 1979, when the mummified remains of his girlfriend, Holly Maddux, a Bryn Mawr flower child from Tyler, Texas, were found in a trunk in his apartment, Einhorn claimed a CIA frame-up. Incredibly, the network of influential friends, socialites, and powerful politicians he’d charmed and manipulated over the years supported him. Represented by renowned district attorney and future senator Arlen Specter, Einhorn was released on bail. But before trial, he fled the country to an idyllic town in the French wine region and disappeared. It would take more than twenty years—and two trials—to finally bring Einhorn to justice.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Based on more than two years of research and 250 interviews, as well as the chilling private journals of Einhorn and Maddux, prize-winning journalist Steven Levy paints an astonishing and complicated portrait of a man motivated by both genius and rage. The basis for 1998 NBC television miniseries <i>The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer</i>, <i>The Unicorn’s Secret </i>is a “spellbinding sociological/true crime study,” revealing the dark and tragic dimensions of a man who defined an era, only to shatter its ideals (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>).<br /><br /> Steven Levy is editor in chief of the online tech publication <i>Backchannel</i>. Former senior staff writer for <i>WIRED</i> and former chief technology correspondent for <i>Newsweek</i>, he is the author of seven books, including <i>Hackers</i>,<i> Insanely Great</i>,<i> Artificial Life</i>,<i> The Perfect Thing</i>, and<i> Crypto</i>. His most recent book is the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives.</i>

4 The Perfect Thing

Author : Steven Levy
Genre :  Business & Personal Finance  Books  Nonfiction  Social Science 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2006-10-23
Description :  On October 23, 2001, Apple Computer, a company known for its chic, cutting-edge technology -- if not necessarily for its dominant market share -- launched a product with an enticing promise: You can carry an entire music collection in your pocket. It was called the iPod. What happened next exceeded the company's wildest dreams. Over 50 million people have inserted the device's distinctive white buds into their ears, and the iPod has become a global obsession. <i>The Perfect Thing</i> is the definitive account, from design and marketing to startling impact, of Apple's iPod, the signature device of our young century. <br /><br /> Besides being one of the most successful consumer products in decades, the iPod has changed our behavior and even our society. It has transformed Apple from a computer company into a consumer electronics giant. It has remolded the music business, altering not only the means of distribution but even the ways in which people enjoy and think about music. Its ubiquity and its universally acknowledged coolness have made it a symbol for the digital age itself, with commentators remarking on "the iPod generation." Now the iPod is beginning to transform the broadcast industry, too, as podcasting becomes a way to access radio and television programming. Meanwhile millions of Podheads obsess about their gizmo, reveling in the personal soundtrack it offers them, basking in the social cachet it lends them, even wondering whether the device itself has its own musical preferences. <br /><br /> Steven Levy, the chief technology correspondent for <i>Newsweek</i> magazine and a longtime Apple watcher, is the ideal writer to tell the iPod's tale. He has had access to all the key players in the iPod story, including Steve Jobs, Apple's charismatic cofounder and CEO, whom Levy has known for over twenty years. Detailing for the first time the complete story of the creation of the iPod, Levy explains why Apple succeeded brilliantly with its version of the MP3 player when other companies didn't get it right, and how Jobs was able to convince the bosses at the big record labels to license their music for Apple's groundbreaking iTunes Store. (We even learn why the iPod is white.) Besides his inside view of Apple, Levy draws on his experiences covering Napster and attending Supreme Court arguments on copyright (as well as his own travels on the iPod's click wheel) to address all of the fascinating issues -- technical, legal, social, and musical -- that the iPod raises. <br /><br /> Borrowing one of the definitive qualities of the iPod itself, <i>The Perfect Thing</i> shuffles the book format. Each chapter of this book was written to stand on its own, a deeply researched, wittily observed take on a different aspect of the iPod. The sequence of the chapters in the book has been shuffled in different copies, with only the opening and concluding sections excepted. "Shuffle" is a hallmark of the digital age -- and <i>The Perfect Thing</i>, via sharp, insightful reporting, is the perfect guide to the deceptively diminutive gadget embodying our era.

5 Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh, the Computer that Changed Everything

Author : Steven Levy
Genre :  Computers  Books  Computers & Internet 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2013-09-30
Description :  The creation of the Mac in 1984 catapulted America into the digital millennium, captured a fanatic cult audience, and transformed the computer industry into an unprecedented mix of technology, economics, and show business. Now veteran technology writer and Newsweek senior editor Steven Levy zooms in on the great machine and the fortunes of the unique company responsible for its evolution. Loaded with anecdote and insight, and peppered with sharp commentary, Insanely Great is the definitive book on the most important computer ever made. It is a must-have for anyone curious about how we got to the interactive age.

6 Crypto

Author : Steven Levy
Genre :  Computers  Books  Computers & Internet 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2001-01-08
Description :  If you've ever made a secure purchase with your credit card over the Internet, then you have seen cryptography, or "crypto", in action. From <b>Stephen Levy</b>—the author who made "hackers" a household word—comes this account of a revolution that is already affecting every citizen in the twenty-first century. <b>Crypto</b> tells the inside story of how a group of "crypto rebels"—nerds and visionaries turned freedom fighters—teamed up with corporate interests to beat Big Brother and ensure our privacy on the Internet. Levy's history of one of the most controversial and important topics of the digital age reads like the best futuristic fiction.

7 Google

Author : Steven Levy
Genre :  Children's Fiction  Books  Children & Teens 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2013-04-16
Description :  Poucas corporações na história jamais foram tão bem-sucedidas e admiradas quanto o Google, empresa que transformou a internet e que se tornou parte indispensável de nossas vidas. Como o Google fez isso? O veterano jornalista de tecnologia Steven Levy conseguiu acesso sem precedentes à empresa e, neste livro revelador, leva os leitores para dentro dos escritórios do Google – o Googleplex – e mostra como essa organização funciona.

8 Hackers, Heroes of the Computer Revolution / Chapters 1 and 2

Author : Steven Levy
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2017-08-26
Description :  This book is perfectly adapted for a pleasant reading on a digital reader.

9 Rivoluzione Google

Author : Steven Levy
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Business & Personal Finance 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2012-09-06
Description :  Il mondo secondo Google. Biografia di un motore di ricerca - Googlenomics. Sfondare la barriera della redditività di Internet - Non essere cattivo. Come Google ha costruito la sua cultura - La Google Cloud. La costruzione di data center contenenti lo scibile umano - Oltre la ricerca. Google Phone e la Google TV - GuGe. Il dilemma morale di Google in Cina - Google.gov. Ciò che è bene per Google è bene anche per il Governo. E per la gente?



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