Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal

By Nick Bilton

A New York Times bestseller

Ev instructed Jack he needed to “chill out” with the deluge of media he used to be doing. “It’s bad for the company,” Ev acknowledged. “It’s sending the inaccurate message.” Biz sat among them, watching like a spectator at a tennis match. “But I invented Twitter,” Jack said. “No, you didn’t invent Twitter,” Ev answered. “I didn’t invent Twitter both. Neither did Biz. humans don’t invent issues on the web. they only extend on an concept that already exists.”
Despite the entire insurance of Twitter’s upward thrust, Nick Bilton of The manhattan Times is the first journalist to inform the total story—a gripping drama of betrayed friendships and highstakes power struggles. The 4 founders—Evan Williams, Biz Stone, Jack Dorsey, and Noah Glass—made a dizzyingly quick transition from usual engineers to wealthy celebrities. They fought one another bitterly for funds, impact, exposure, and control as Twitter grew greater and extra strong. finally all of them misplaced their grip on it.

Bilton’s exceptional entry and exhaustive reporting have enabled him to put in writing an intimate portrait of 4 acquaintances who unintentionally replaced the area, and what they all realized alongside the way.

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Googled: The End of the World As We Know It

By Ken Auletta

"The fullest account but of the increase of 1 of the main ecocnomic, strongest, and oddest companies the area has ever seen."
-San Francisco Chronicle

simply 11 years previous, Google has profoundly reworked the best way we are living and work-we've all been Googled. Esteemed media author Ken Auletta makes use of the tale of Google's upward push to discover the way forward for media at huge. This publication relies at the so much large cooperation ever granted a journalist, together with entry to closed-door conferences and interviews with legends, together with Google founders Larry web page and Sergey Brin, Marc Andreessen, and media guru "Coach" invoice Campbell. Auletta's unequalled research, bright info, and wealthy anecdotes remove darkness from how the Google wave grew, the way it threatens to drown media associations, and the place it truly is taking us subsequent.

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Regulating the Web: Network Neutrality and the Fate of the Open Internet

By Zack Stiegler

Since its popularization within the mid Nineties, the net has impacted approximately each element of our cultural and private lives. Over the process twenty years, the net remained an unregulated medium whose attribute openness allowed a number of functions, providers, and internet sites to flourish. via 2005, web provider services started to discover replacement equipment of community administration that might allow them to discriminate the standard and velocity of entry to on-line content material as they observed healthy. In reaction, the Federal Communications fee sought to enshrine “net neutrality” in regulatory coverage as a way of protecting the Internet’s open, nondiscriminatory features. even if the FCC demonstrated a internet neutrality coverage in 2010, debate keeps as to who eventually must have authority to form and retain the Internet’s structure. Regulating the internet brings jointly a various choice of students who research the internet neutrality coverage and surrounding debates from numerous views. In doing so, the e-book contributes to the continuing discourse approximately web neutrality within the hopes that we may well proceed to paintings towards keeping a very open net constitution within the United States.

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Starting an eBay Business For Dummies (4th Edition)

By Marsha Collier

The ultimate for eBay clients who are looking to get desirous about selling

Want to show your eBay use right into a regular profit move? Come to the place each person starts off, with a duplicate of the newest variation of Starting an eBay enterprise For Dummies. EBay famous person writer Marsha Collier packs the fourth variation of her mega-selling booklet with every little thing you must understand, from the right way to faucet the explosive energy of social media for selling your corporation to the very most recent on eBay?s charges and cost constitution, tips to retain your personal customer support heart, how you can construct an viewers, and lots more and plenty extra.

• exhibits you the way to put the basis for a enterprise by way of establishing a shop and stories criminal standards and restrictions
• is helping you expense and resource your merchandise
• Explores the right way to allure an viewers utilizing social media via your individual site
• provides a short MBA in budgeting, cash transactions, customer support, transport, and more
• bargains perception on different who've been winning on eBay and what you could research from them

Kick-start your eBay enterprise and get ecocnomic with this must-have consultant from eBay megastar Marsha Collier.

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Imagining the Internet: Communication, Innovation, and Governance

By Robin Mansell

This booklet is a powerful survey of our collective and cumulative knowing of the evolution of electronic communique structures and the web. whereas the data societies of the twenty-first century will boost ever extra refined applied sciences, the web is now a well-recognized and pervasive a part of the area within which we are living, paintings, and converse. As such it is very important take inventory of a few primary questions--whether, for instance, it contributes to development, social harmony, democracy, and growth--and while to check the wealthy and sundry theories and views constructed via thinkers in quite a number disciplines during the last fifty years or more.

In this remarkably accomplished yet concise and worthy ebook, Robin Mansell summarizes key debates, and reports the contributions of significant thinkers in communique structures, economics, politics, sociology, psychology, and platforms theory--from Norbert Wiener to Brian Arthur and Manuel Castells, and from Gregory Bateson to William Davidow and Sherry Turkle. this can be an interdisciplinary and demanding research of how we event the web in entrance of the monitor, and of the advancements in the back of the reveal, all of that have implications for privateness ,security, highbrow estate rights, and the final governance of the web.

The writer provides relatively the tips of the celebrants and the sceptics, and reminds us of the continued want for cautious, severe, and educated research of the paradoxes and demanding situations of the net, delivering her personal perspectives on how we'd circulate to larger empowerment, and suggesting coverage measures and governance methods that transcend these typically debated.

This concise publication may be crucial examining for someone who desires to comprehend the demanding situations the net offers within the twenty-first century, and the debates and study which can tell that understanding.

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Culture Libre

By Lawrence Lessig

Unique identify : loose tradition - https://bibliotik.org/torrents/566

En ces temps d'Hadopi où les industries de l. a. tradition n'ont de cesse de broyer l. a. tradition, il nous a paru vital de vous proposer un livre militant, mais objectif, afin de vous aider à réfléchir à ces questions. Fabrice Epelboin vous suggest un first-class texte de présentation de ce livre à cette adresse : http://fr.readwriteweb.com/2009/02/05/a-la-une/culture-libre-free-culture-lawrence-lessig-ebook. Et je terminerai par le mot d'ordre qui a toujours été celui de notre groupe, inscrit dans notre nom : Vive los angeles tradition libre !

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Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom

By Rebecca MacKinnon

The net was once going to free up us, yet honestly it has now not. for each tale in regards to the web’s empowering function in occasions resembling the Arab Spring, there are numerous extra concerning the quiet corrosion of civil liberties via businesses and governments utilizing an analogous electronic applied sciences now we have come to depend on. In Consent of the Networked, journalist and web coverage expert Rebecca MacKinnon argues that it's time to struggle for our rights prior to they're bought, legislated, programmed, and engineered away. each day, the company sovereigns of our on-line world (Google and fb, between others) make judgements that impact our actual freedom—but with out our consent. but the conventional method to unaccountable company behavior—government regulation—cannot cease the abuse of electronic energy by itself, and occasionally even contributes to it.

A clarion name to motion, Consent of the Networked indicates that it's time to cease arguing over no matter if the net empowers humans, and tackle the pressing query of ways expertise could be ruled to aid the rights and liberties of clients round the world.

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A History of the Internet and the Digital Future

By Johnny Ryan

This e-book explores the developments which are shaping the companies, politics, and media of the electronic future. 
A nice adjustment in human affairs is underway. Political, advertisement and cultural existence is altering from the centralized, hierarchical and standardized buildings of the commercial age to anything greatly various: the financial system of the rising electronic era. 
A heritage of the net and the electronic destiny tells the tale of the advance of the web from the Fifties to the current, and explains how the web has revolutionized political campaigns; how the improvement of the area vast net enfranchised a brand new on-line inhabitants of assertive, area of interest shoppers; and the way the dot-com bust taught smarter organizations to capitalize at the strength of electronic artisans.

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The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google

By Nicholas Carr

“Magisterial. . . . attracts a chic and illuminating parallel among the late-19th-century electrification of the United States and today’s computing world.”―Salon

Hailed as “the such a lot influential ebook thus far at the cloud computing circulation” (Christian technology Monitor), The monstrous Switch makes an easy and profound assertion: Computing is popping right into a software, and the results of this transition will eventually switch society as thoroughly because the introduction of inexpensive electrical energy did. In a brand new bankruptcy for this variation that brings the tale up to date, Nicholas Carr revisits the dramatic new global being conjured from the circuits of the “World broad Computer.”

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