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Move fast and break things: how Facebook, Google, and Amazon cornered culture and undermined democracy by Jonathan Taplin

Overview: A stinging polemic that traces the destructive monopolization of the Internet by Google, Facebook and Amazon, and that proposes a new future for musicians, journalists, authors and filmmakers in the digital age. Move Fast and Break Things is the riveting account of a small group of libertarian entrepreneurs who in the 1990s began to …
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Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work for

Google is the No. 1 place to work for the eighth time in 11 years. Wegmans Food Markets and strategy consultants the Boston Consulting Group follow up in second and third place, respectively. To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in …
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Marissa Mayer and the fight to save Yahoo! by Nicholas Carlson.

Overview: A page-turning narrative about Marissa Mayer’s efforts to remake Yahoo as well as her own rise from Stanford University undergrad to CEO of a $30 billion corporation by the age of 38. When Yahoo hired star Google executive Mayer to be its CEO in 2012 employees rejoiced. They put posters on the walls throughout …
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The Companies of the Year

Alphabet (Google), Facebook and Amazon are among the 2016’s companies of the year, according to Fortune. This year, 34 names showed up on at least four of the seven most rigorous annual rankings—the Fortune 500, ­Global 500, Best Companies to Work For, Change the World list, World’s Most Admired Companies, 100 Fastest-Growing Companies, and Businessperson of the Year. …
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100 best companies to work for 2016 by Fortune

For the seventh consecutive year, Google heads Fortune’s annual list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”. Six newcomers include Veterans United at No. 30, Hilton Hotels at No. 56, and Slalom Consulting at No. 100. IKEA’s U.S. division returns to the list, along with GoDaddy and Sheetz. Companies in the list can be sorted by rank, …
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The Googlization Of Everything (And Why We Should Worry) by Siva Vaidhyanathan. (University of California Press, 2011)

Synopsis In the beginning, the World Wide Web was exciting and open to the point of anarchy, a vast and intimidating repository of unindexed confusion. Into this creative chaos came Google with its dazzling mission – “To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible” – and its much-quoted motto, “Don’t be Evil.” In …
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