Steven Levy joins us to talk about his new book “In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives.” We also get his opinion on some of the latest Google news and where Google is going in the future.
Steven Levy is a senior writer for Wired, former chief technology writer for Newsweek, and author of seven books, most recently IN THE PLEX: HOW GOOGLE THINKS, WORKS, AND SHAPES OUR LIVES.
1. Book/Google History Discussion
Steven talks about why he wrote a book about Google and a gave a little bit of Google history.
2. Motorola Patents
We talk about Google’s recent purchase of Motorola Mobility and what impact it will have on future Nexus phones.
3. Google Propeller coming?
Google is working on a FlipBoard competitor. Possibly integrating existing features of Google Reader.
4. Google Search Percentage dropping
Bing and Yahoo have been (very) slowly gaining on Google for the last few months. Though, Google still accounts for almost 65% of all internet searches.
5. Where is Google going from here?
We talk with Steven about where he thinks Google is going in the future