Stealing MySpace

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Julia Angwin

Narrated By: Paul Michael Garcia

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: March 2009

Duration: 11 hours 21 minutes

Summary:

Barely funded, technologically inept, conceptually derivative, and driven by rivalries, the company that was to morph into the biggest Internet site in the world had an unlikely beginning. This is the fascinating and surprising story that includes all the elements of a great business narrative: obsessive characters from co-founders Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe to Rupert Murdock, relentless and unlikely innovation, and dizzying back room deal-making; all centered around an epic battle for control.Angwin had unparelleded access to all the necessary sources to reveal never-before-told accounts about Rupert Murdoch and Viacom Chief Executive Tom Freston.

"[A] well-written, entertaining, and drama-filled chronicle....This engrossing look at how MySpace became a media powerhouse will find a solid audience of business history, technology, and entrepreneurship readers."-Publishers Weekly

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