“Planet Google” by Randall Stross covers Google’s beginnings but also their latest actions and troubles. It’s a very good, highly readable, well-researched and up-to-date introduction to the subject and will also offer bits and pieces of interest to those following Google more closely for longer. Randall both talked to Google employees and was there at one of Google’s Thank-God-It’s-Friday meetings (where employees can ask questions), but he also apparently had his ears close to the web to write the book. For instance, you’ll find blog sources and Friendfeed comments among the material.
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