The Search: Book summary and reviews of The Search by John Battelle

The Search

How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture

by John Battelle

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The Search by John Battelle
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2005
    320 pages
    Genre: Biography/Memoir

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Jumping into the game long after Yahoo, Alta Vista, Excite, Lycos, and other pioneers, Google offered a radical new approach to search, redefined the idea of viral marketing, survived the dotcom crash, and pulled off the largest and most talked about initial public offering in the history of Silicon Valley....But The Search offers much more than the inside story of Google's triumph. It's also a big-picture book about the past, present, and future of search technology, and the enormous impact it is starting to have on marketing, media, pop culture, dating, job hunting, international law, civil liberties, and just about every other sphere of human interest.

"This book ought to be called 'The Answer.' As usual, John Battelle delivers insightful, thought-provoking, and essential reading."' - Seth Godin, author of All Marketers Are Liars and Purple Cow.

See also, The Google Story - to be published next month, which is described below.

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