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Overdrive: Bill Gates and the Race to Control Cyberspace by [Wallace, James]

Overdrive: Bill Gates and the Race to Control Cyberspace 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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Language: English

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While Microsoft was occupied with the largest, most expensive consumer marketing effort in history, the launch of Windows 95, Netscape was equally busy capturing the Web browser market. By mid-1995 it looked as if Bill Gates and company had missed the paradigm shift created by the Internet, and many pundits doubted Microsoft could recover. Meanwhile, the Justice Department was aggressively investigating claims of unfair practices levied by Microsoft's competitors. Suddenly the company found itself in the unfamiliar role of lumbering corporate giant--and underdog. James Wallace's Overdrive, his sequel to Hard Drive, is the story of Microsoft's response to this challenge. A veteran investigative reporter, the author paints a vivid portrait of Gates's determination and competitive ferocity, with a host of revealing anecdotes and details as backdrop. The battle for control of cyberspace is far from over, but Microsoft is clearly not to be trifled with. The tale of how the company repositioned itself in the race makes for fascinating reading.

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Wallace, coauthor of Harddrive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire (1992), reports on Bill, ex-nerd with excess 'tude, Gates' latest venture: making mincemeat of Netscape and other Internet companies.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2765 KB
  • Print Length: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (2 May 1997)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J348MXG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Lew Harrison.
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5.0 out of 5 starsHave to read this book to know more about Bill Gates.
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