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Googled: The End of the World as We Know It

Googled: The End of the World as We Know It is a book published in 2009 by American writer and media critic Ken Auletta. It examines the evolution of Google as a company, its philosophy, business ethics, future plans and impact on society, the world of business and the Internet. For his book, Auletta interviewed one hundred and fifty people related to Google and an equal number of persons unrelated to the company, including top media company executives. Auletta uses Edgar Allan Poe's short story The Purloined Letter to describe the attitude of the executives of the traditional media companies toward Google, illustrate the belated recognition of Google's power by mainstream media, he suggests that in a similar fashion to the prefect in Poe's story who could not locate the letter although it was in plain sight, it took the media company executives until 2004, when Google issued its initial public offering, to first realise the magnitude of Google's digital power. Auletta uses the term "frenemies" to describe the attitude of the traditional media companies as well as Microsoft toward Google, as they try to cooperate with the company despite their adversarial and mistrustful relationship.

Nicholson Baker in his book review for the New York Times writes that he obtained a lot of information from Auletta's book regarding Google's adversarial relationship with various companies such as Facebook and Viacom. Google's involvement in the Yahoo-Microsoft case is explored as well as the deteriorating relationship between Google and Apple. Baker finds that one of the strengths of Auletta's book are his interviews with a large number of media company executives, during which they express their criticism of Google; the review mentions Auletta's use of military terminology when he refers to privacy concerns about Google which he compares to a predator drone which could destroy the company. The Globe and Mail's book review mentions that although Auletta was granted access to Google's executives, his book does not reveal many unexpected details; the review mentions that Auletta explains adequately how Google's black box algorithms work and that the author describes the impact Google's innovations have had on the media industry in the advertising sector.

The Christian Science Monitor writes that Auletta throughout his book breaks from the historical narrative documenting Google's success story to contextualise it and juxtapose it to a business environment where traditional media companies face a crisis due to their difficulty in adopting innovation. Despite that, Auletta is not negative about the future of the traditional media and allows that there is still demand for journalism and information; the Los Angeles Times reviewer remarks that whereas "Google" has become a common word in the English language synonymous to online searching, the term "Googled", as used in Auletta's book title, is more synonymous to "outsmarted", "slamdunked", "left for dead", when applied to traditional media companies. The review in The Observer calls the book "superbly balanced" but it remarks that despite its balance, Auletta's work does not show Google has a real understanding of the media whose operations it is disrupting; the review cites the example of a conversation between Sergei Brin.

After Brinn suggested that "people don't buy books" and "you might as well put it online", Auletta asked Brinn how does he propose book authors get funding for expenses incurred while writing their books without getting an advance from a publisher. According to the review, Brinn did not reply to the question; the book critique on Business Insider comments on the contrast which exists between Google's advocacy of free access to information and intellectual property and their own policies related to disclosure of their business practices and data processing algorithms


Brugherio is a comune in the Province of Monza and Brianza in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 12 kilometres northeast of Milan. It was established December 9, 1866 unifying the suppressed municipalities of Baraggia, San Damiano and Moncucco, together with the villages of Bindellera, Gelosa, San Paolo, Torazza and Increa. Brugherio borders the following municipalities: Monza, Agrate Brianza, Sesto San Giovanni, Cologno Monzese, Cernusco sul Naviglio. Brugherio received the title of city with a presidential decree on January 27, 1967; the name Brugherio is said to derive from Il Brugo, Italian for Common Heather. This plant is common on the clay-type soil in the region and it features on the town's coat-of-arms; the first written memory of Brugherio dates back to the Roman Empire when Noxiate, Sanctus Damianus and Octavum were designated as the first settlements in the territory. Noxiate corresponded to the current town center split, during the Carolingian period, between Monza and Cologno Monzese.

Baragia stretched north, including Sanctus Damianus, south, where there is the present city center. Octavum corresponded to the current San Cristoforo and it was located at mile No. 8 of the Roman road leading from Milan to Monza. An 853 document recorded the presence of "a hospice or a hospital for pilgrims...". During the fourth century, the current Via dei Mille was a portion of Via Burdigalense and this area belonged to Ambrose, Bishop of Milan; this land was occupied by a monastery of the Benedictine nuns in 1098. Ambrose donated the property, the convent, there established, to his sister Marcellina, who had chosen to retire to contemplative life. Between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries, the monastery and its territories went to other religious orders. Up to 1362 it was still nuns who kept the administration of land assets after the transfer in the monastery of Saint Bartolo in Rancate; the fourteenth century saw the political struggles between Torriani and Visconti for the domain of Milan and the cities under its government.

Such strife were felt in Brugherio: in 1282 it is said that in Octavum rose a castrum, contended between the two families. Up to these events, the current municipal area was divided in three parishes: the current historic center and Moncucco belonged to Monza. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Brugherio suffered anarchy due to the wars between the French and the Spanish, endured the economic crisis that characterized the Spanish Lombardy at that time and was afflicted by repeated episodes of plague: the worsts were the one called "the plague of Saint Charles" and one called the "plague of Manzoni", because it was described by Alessandro Manzoni in The Betrothed. In the sixteenth century the territory of the town was split: a portion with Monza, another with Vimercate and many other local farmhouses. Despite the years of decline, it was in 1578 that Brugherio found its first communal identity, when Saint Charles Borromeo established the parish of St. Bartholomew, unifying beneath the church the territories that were politically divided.

The eighteenth century brought big political changes in Lombardy: in 1714, at the end of the War of the Spanish Succession, the Italian territories, belonging to Spain, went to the Austrian Habsburgs, who took back order in administration and wise economic measures. The Enlightenment, the social reforms and the government of Maria Theresa led to prosperity, stimulating the development of handicraft and farming. Common cultivations were vines and mulberry trees, that were used to feed the silk worms, which were given by the owner to the tenant farmers. Women and children worked on the breeding of silkworms. Where the ancient castra stood, Milanese families built their summer residences: since 1600, Brugherio was a appreciated holiday destination by local aristocrats. In this way the main villas in the area were constructed: Villa Fiorita, Palazzo Ghirlanda-Silva, Villa Sormani are just a few examples, it was in the Villa Sormani where one of the most important events of the century took place: Count Paolo Andreani demonstrated the first public balloon flight on Italian soil, in 1784.

After the brief Napoleonic season in Italy, the coalition forces of Austria, Prussia and Great Britain succeeded to overthrow the Emperor of the French and to begin, following the Congress of Vienna, the period of Restoration. Lombardy, along with Veneto, were united in the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia, part of the Austrian Empire. In 1816, landowners of Brugherio tried to merge their own territories into a single municipality, but the project failed due to the resistance of the Austrian bureaucrats of Milan, who did not want to waste time in unifying such a fragmented land. During the same years, Gian Mario Andreani and the architect Giocondo Albertolli succeeded in a memorable enterprise: they moved the Anthony of Padua's chapel built in Lugano, Switzerland, to Villa Sormani. In order to transport the chapel from Lugano to Moncucco, Albertolli first disassembled it he rebuilt it near count Gian Mario's villa. After it had been dismantled, he had the pieces shipped over Lake Lugano and transported by land to Como.

The pieces travelled over ten kilometers through the Naviglio Martesana arriving at the river port of Mattalino Bridge, where they were unloaded near Count Andreani's property. The work took from 1815–16 until after 1832


Snacktime! is a children's-themed studio album by Canadian band Barenaked Ladies released on May 6, 2008 by Desperation Records. A companion book was written with artwork by multi-instrumentalist Kevin Hearn, who contributed artwork for the album, it is the final Barenaked Ladies album to include Steven Page, who departed the band on February 25, 2009. He was subsequently quoted, saying of the album, "t was a lot of fun to do. I was along for the ride."Snacktime! reached No. 10 on the Canadian charts and peaked at No. 61 on the Billboard 200. It won a 2009 Juno Award for the Children's Album of the Year; the first song in the Canadian Snacktime Trilogy, entitled "Snacktime", features numerous guest callers stating their favourite snack. Some of these callers are celebrities; some of the celebrities and children with their respective snacks of choice are listed below, in order of appearance. Geddy Lee, barbecue potato chips Jonah Page, marshmallows Harland Williams, blueberry pie* Ben Page, 3 lb lobster Martin Tielli, olives Hannah Robertson, salt & vinegar chips David Suzuki, sembei Jason Priestley, macaroni & cheese Arden Robertson, popcorn Finn Creeggan, crackers Lyle Lovett, watermelon Hazel Stewart, nori Sarah McLachlan, chocolate Gord Downie, peanut butter & crackers Isaac Page, ice cream Mike Smith, pickled eggs Mili Stewart, Cheezies "Weird Al" Yankovic, honey roasted peanuts Lyle Robertson, jellybeans Janeane Garofalo, microwaved chocolate doughnuts Kevin Hearn, microchips Gordon Lightfoot, pastaThe trilogy concept is influenced by the song "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" by Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot

Simon Tookoome

Simon Tookoome was an Utkusiksalingmiut Inuk artist. In his youth and other Utkusiksalingmiut lived along the Back River and in Gjoa Haven on King William Island. Here he was influenced by the Netsilik Inuit, he moved to Baker Lake, Canada in the 1960s when his Inuit band was threatened with starvation. After the arrival of arts advisors in 1969, Tookoome carve stones, he was a founding member of the Sanavik Co-op. Tookoome died in Baker Lake, Nunavut on 7 November 2010, he was the author, with Sheldon Oberman, of the children's book Shaman's Nephew: A Life in the Far North, which won the $10,000 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian children's non-fiction in 2000. This autobiographical book deals with Tookoome's youthful experiences of the traditional Inuit way of life, including experiences with hunting and encountering non-Inuit culture for the first time, he was included in Irene Avaalaaqiaq Myth and Reality: In the winter of 1957 to 1958, the caribou took a different route to the calving grounds.

We could not find them. All the animals were scarce. We were left waiting and many of the people died of hunger. My family did not suffer as much as others. None of us died. We kept looking. We survived on fish. We had thirty dogs. All but four died but we only had to eat one of them; the rest we left behind. We did not feel it was right to feed them to the other dogs. My father and his brothers had gone ahead to hunt. We had lost a lot of weight and were hungry. I left the igloo and I knelt and prayed at a great rock; this was the first time I had prayed. Five healthy caribou appeared on the ice and they did not run away. I thought; the land was flat without a rock for cover. However, I was able to kill them with little effort. I was so grateful, that I shook their hooves as a sign of gratitude because they gave themselves up to my hunger. I gave them each a drink. I was careful in removing the sinews so as to ease their spirits' pain; this is the traditional way to show thanks. Because of what those caribou did, I always hunted in this way.

I respected the animals. In addition to being an accomplished artist, Tookoome was renowned as a master whipper. Nasby and Irene Avaalaaqiaq Tiktaalaaq. Irene Avaalaaqiaq Myth and Reality. Montreal: MQUP, 2002. ISBN 0-7735-2440-1 Tookoome's work at the Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art

Sergei Yashin (footballer)

Sergei Sergeyevich Yashin is a former Russian footballer. Sports School alumnus CYSS Torpedo. First coach Mikhail Ivanovich Strykov. Yashin professional football career began at the Moscow Dynamo; the first 3 years he played for the reserves. Since 2001 began to play for the first team. Debuted June 24, 2001, in a match of the 14th round of the championship of Russia against the Voronezh Fakel. June 28, 2006 joined the Moscow region Saturn. Since 2008, played in Shinnik. In 2010, he moved to Nizhny Novgorod Volga. In 2012, he signed a contract with Daugava Daugavpils, which became the first foreign club in his career. In 2013, he was released. From August 2014 a player of FC Dolgoprudny. Since 2015 of FC Domodedovo, he has a daughter, Mila. Idols in football - Zinedine Zidane and Lionel Messi. Player page on the official FC Shinnik Yaroslavl website Sergei Yashin at Russian Premier League