CHAPTER 6 – CHIEFS | SEARCH | CONTEXT
Information about Marisa Mayer and her career history can be found here.
Mayer’s quote comes from Bernard Girard’s book The Google Way: How One Company Is Revolutionizing Management as We Know It (San Francisco: No Starch Press, 2009).
Information on the history of Yahoo! can be found on their website or on Wikipedia. The Wall Street Journal also has a nice timeline and infographic called “Yahoo: A Changing Internet Pioneer” published on July 17, 2012.
Wikipedia has by far the most comprehensive overview of Google Search, with a litany of references. For history buffs and tech geeks, an original article on Google PageRank can be found at Stanford.
The full bibliographies for the books noted in this section are: Terry Winograd, Understanding Natural Language (Academic Press, 1972); Language as a Cognitive Process (Boston: Addison-Wesley, 1983); and Understanding Computers and Cognition (Boston: Addison-Wesley, 1987).
Irina Slutsky reported that 358 out of approximately 3,600 Facebook employees used to work at Google in her June 1, 20011 article in AdAge, “Meet the Ex-Googlers Running Facebook.”
For more on what happened with Facebook’s Beacon, check out PC Magazine’s November 2007 article “Facebook’s Beacon More Intrusive Than Previously Thought.” You can also view Mark Zuckerberg’s mea culpa when the company agreed to take down the service as a result of the backlash.
Kevin Kelly’s quote comes from the above referenced 2007 TED talk “The Next 5,000 Days of the Web.”
Mayer’s quote comes from an article in the November 2009 PCWorld article entitled “Google VP Mayer Describes the Perfect Search Engine”