The upstarts : how Uber, Airbnb and the killer companies of the new silicon valley are changing the world (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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The upstarts : how Uber, Airbnb and the killer companies of the new silicon valley are changing the world

Author: Brad Stone
Publisher: London : Bantam Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The world is changing right before our eyes. Technology has escaped the confines of our computers and mobile devices and has oozed into the real world. We now press a button and summon a cab. We can rent the spare rooms and spare time of others, any time of day. We don't just buy books and movies on-line but groceries, prepared dinners, laundry and babysitting services. This great wave, sparked by the ubiquity of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brad Stone
ISBN: 9780593076347 0593076346 9780593076354 0593076354
OCLC Number: 972169511
Description: 1 volume ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Side projects. The trough of sorrow : the early years of Airbnb --
Jam sessions : the early years of Uber --
The nonstarters : SeamlessWeb, Taxi Magic, Cabulous, Couchsurfing, Zimride --
The growth hacker : How Airbnb took off --
Blood, sweat, and ramen : how Uber conquered San Francisco --
Part II: Empire building. The wartime CEO : Airbnb fights on two fronts --
The playbook : Uber's expansion begins --
Travis's law : The rise of ridesharing --
Too big to regulate : Airbnb's fight in New York City --
Part III: The trial of the upstarts. God view : Uber's rough ride --
Escape velocity : Fights and fables with Airbnb --
Global mega-unicorn death match! : Uber versus the world.
Responsibility: Brad Stone.

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New York Times bestselling author of The Everything Store Brad Stone takes us deep inside the new Silicon Valley.Ten years ago, the idea of getting into a stranger's car, or walking into a stranger's  Read more...

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Readers will find plenty of food for thought in Brad Stone's The Upstarts, the most detailed investigation yet into the early years of these Silicon Valley prodigies. It's an entertaining and Read more...

 
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