Synopses & Reviews
In her acclaimed AOL.COM, Kara Swisher chronicled the unlikely ascent of a group of underdog entrepreneurs and their influence on American net culture. This book picks up where the previous one left off, investigating AOL's merger with Time Warner and its aftermath. Journalists Swisher and Dickey have an ear for the comic and an appreciation for the larger-than-life personalities that propel the drama. After the merger, a troubled journey lies ahead both for AOL Time Warner and for its competitors. Microsoft, Yahoo, Disney, and AT&T all circle for position, hoping for the worst. But like the little boy who searches through a pile of horse manure looking for the pony, the companies are vigorously scooping their way forward - often without a clue.
From the Cassette edition.
About the Author
is a technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal and the author of the acclaimed 1998 book on the rise of America Online, AOL.com. In 1999, she was named the “Internet economy’s most influential journalist” by The Industry Standard. She lives in San Francisco.
Lisa Dickey is a freelance writer and editor who most recently worked on The Woman Who Wouldn’t Talk with Susan McDougal and Pat Harris. She lives in Washington, D.C.