Twenty-one years after its incorporation and 16 years after its stock peak, Yahoo sold for 96% less than its value on January 3, 2000, when it had closed at an all-time high of $118.75 per share, resulting in a market capitalization of $120 billion. Wall Street valued Yahoo!, at that time in business less than six years, higher than it did Disney, News Corporation, and Comcast combined. At the end of 2016, the top seven businesses on the list of the highest-valued companies in the world by market capitalization include Apple at #1, Alphabet (Google´s Parent Company) at #2, Amazon.com at #5, and Facebook at #7. Those companies combined are valued in excess of $2 trillion more than the price Verizon paid to acquire Yahoo! Yahoo!´s story is one of missed strategies, failed opportunities, and poor execution. Early decisions to de-emphasize search features, undervalue Google, and overplay Yahoo´s hand in the Facebook negotiations haunted the rest of the company´s existence. In addition, factors outside of Yahoo´s control - most notably how irrational expectations of Wall Street created an environment where short-term decisions were made at the expense of the long-term good. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marguerite Gavin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002842/bk_gdan_002842_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you struggling to find a way you can boost your sales? Do you want to see your business grow like crazy, starting today? Then, my friend, you´re in the right place. Finally revealed: the most profitable social media marketing secrets and strategies! Nowadays, you need to develop your social media marketing skills in order to get over your competition. That´s a fact: Your competitors know how to use social media marketing to boost their sales! The most popular sites on the web are social media sites: Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter. People can also use them on their smartphones! Imagine how huge of an opportunity this is for your business and for your future! In the olden times, advertising a product or service was very limited. Depending on the media you used, the scope and coverage was obviously limited. Now, in a span of an hour, your post can go viral and get millions of views. As of January 2014, 74 percent of online adults in North America used social networking sites, and that number leaps to 89 percent for the 18 to 29 age range. See the power of social media in today’s marketing? Getting to know the features of these platforms will help you ease your tactics in to win your business customers. In a survey conducted by Hubspot, 92 percent of the businesses in 2014 have acknowledged the importance of social media in their growth. Do you want to be left behind? Do you want to keep biting the dust of other´s success? Now it´s time for you to be successful! In this audiobook, you´ll learn: A step-by-step guide on how to use Facebook for social media marketing. The power of Instagram and YouTube: Visual content is getting popular in social media because it can immediately attract people! Twitter for social media marketing: a step-by-step formula. Tumblr- and blog-marketing strategies! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Meysenburg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118672/bk_acx0_118672_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Never before has so much been known about so many. CCTV cameras, TSA scanners, NSA databases, big data marketers, predator drones, ´´stop and frisk´´ tactics, Facebook algorithms, hidden spyware, and even old-fashioned nosy neighbors - surveillance has become so ubiquitous that we take its presence for granted. While many types of surveillance are pitched as ways to make us safer, almost no one has examined the unintended consequences of living under constant scrutiny and how it changes the way we think and feel about the world. In Under Surveillance, Randolph Lewis offers a highly original look at the emotional, ethical, and aesthetic challenges of living with surveillance in America since 9/11. Lewis explores the growth of surveillance in surprising places, such as childhood and nature. He traces the rise of businesses designed to provide surveillance and security, including those that cater to the Bible Belt´s houses of worship. And he peers into the dark side of playful surveillance, such as eBay´s Online guide to ´´Fun with Surveillance Gadgets.´´ A worried but ultimately genial guide to this landscape, Lewis helps us see the hidden costs of living in a ´´control society´´ in which surveillance is deemed essential to governance and business alike. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114092/bk_acx0_114092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Using Google Super Vote to Create The Super States of America is all about how to use the latest Internet Voting technology to save this country and later the world. Google Super-Vote is used currently to choose the viewer´s favorite contestants to be the next American Idol. We can use this same Internet Technology to select from a wider range of candidates and a wider range of ideas. I became interested in real democracy in America when I was asked by President Nixon to join his highly immoral and unethical and highly destructive military machine and participate in the horror known as Viet Nam. It was this most perplexing moment in his life that made me realize there had to be a better way to conduct the affairs of what I and many millions of other people all over the world considered to be the greatest country of all time. This book is a product of that life-long quest to make this country honor the promise of Real Democracy. Everyone I knew, millions of Americans, were protesting against this war. Yet, one man, Lyndon Johnson and then his successor Richard Nixon defied the will of the vast majority of American people and decided to have his little war despite public opinion, citing ´The Silent Majority´.According to Nixon, most people supported him by their silence. Until the invention of the Internet, we had no voice, so they could consider us a ´Silent Majority´ and much of the evil in this world is perpetrated even today under this banner. With Google Super-Vote and the rest of the Internet´s wonderful technology the MAJORITY need not, nor can be silent any longer. Voting on the Internet is an idea whose time has come. Let´s allow Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, FaceBook, Twitter, etc. put together the best type of democracy we can have. In History, there are moments like this only once in a lifetime. If the vast majority of the reading public can support this idea, the vast majority of the American people will always be the winners. Google is perha 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Mathiesen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018895/bk_acx0_018895_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
WARNING! The content in this book is controversial and may be considered offensive or disturbing to digital liberals. Listener discretion is advised. The Election of 2016 was a wakeup call to intolerant digital liberals. They got what they deserved because they were delusional enough to not even see Donald Trump´s victory coming. The results made nearly half the country laugh, smile and proud. Through real Facebook posts and thorough primary and secondary research, Trumpbook explains how President Trump´s haters were actually his biggest supporters. If you have felt bullied by political posts on Facebook and other social media, or if you think your friends hate you just because you voted for President Trump, then Trumpbook is for you. Hopefully, this book will resonate with your situation and give you the vote of support that you´re not alone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Bahl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099026/bk_acx0_099026_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A young man’s moving story of war, friendship, and hope in which he recounts his harrowing escape from a brutal civil war in Yemen with the help of a daring plan engineered on social media by a small group of interfaith activists in the West. Born in the Old City of Sana’a, Yemen, to a pair of middle-class doctors, Mohammed Al Samawi was a devout Muslim raised to think of Christians and Jews as his enemy. But when Mohammed was 23, he secretly received a copy of the Bible, and what he read cast doubt on everything he’d previously believed. After connecting with Jews and Christians on social media, and at various international interfaith conferences, Mohammed became an activist, making it his mission to promote dialogue and cooperation in Yemen. Then came the death threats: first on Facebook, then through terrifying anonymous phone calls. To protect himself and his family, Mohammed fled to the southern port city of Aden. He had no way of knowing that Aden was about to become the heart of a north-south civil war, and the battleground for a well-funded proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia. As gunfire and grenades exploded throughout the city, Mohammed hid in the bathroom of his apartment and desperately appealed to his contacts on Facebook. Miraculously, a handful of people he barely knew responded. Over 13 days, four ordinary young people with zero experience in diplomacy or military exfiltration worked across six technology platforms and 10 time zones to save this innocent young man trapped between deadly forces - rebel fighters from the north and Al Qaeda operatives from the south. The story of an improbable escape as riveting as the best and most addictive thrillers, The Fox Hunt reminds us that goodness and decency can triumph in the darkest circumstances. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Assaf Cohen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006613/bk_harp_006613_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While Laura Ingraham was walking through a Northern Virginia shopping mall one Saturday afternoon, it all became clear to her. Everywhere she turned, she saw signs of the impending disaster: zombie teens texting each other across a café table; a man having his eyebrows threaded at a kiosk; a 50ish woman shoe-horned into a tube top and skinny jeans; and a storefront ad featuring a Victoria´s Secret model spilling out of her push-up bra and into the faces of young passersby. Ingraham wondered to herself, ´´Is this it? Is this what our forefathers fought for? What my parents struggled for? I wonder if Victoria´s Secret is still having that two-for-one sale?´´ A menacing force surrounds us. We see it, we feel it, we know it. The country we love is in grave peril. While politicians and ´´experts´´ prattle on about the debt crisis at home, and terrorism abroad, a more insidious homegrown threat is emerging. It endangers our future and undermines our present. The uncomfortable truth: We have become our own worst enemy. The culture we have created is now turning on us. We´re on the verge of drowning in our ignorance, arrogance, gluttony… can you believe there are only three shots of vanilla in a Caramel Macchiato?!? Now, in an act of patriotic intervention, the most-listened-to woman in talk radio casts her satirical eye upon all that ails American society. In this sharp-witted, comic romp, Laura Ingraham takes you on a guided tour through 10 levels of our cultural hell. You know we´re in trouble when: Airplane seats shrink - just as the passengers expand. Celebrity baby names go from the peculiar (Apple, Stetson, and Daisy Boo) to the pathetic (Bamboo, Blanket, and Bronx). People meticulously tend their virtual crops on Farmville, while their children eat takeout. ´´Breaking News´´ usually means it happened yesterday. The weddings last longer than the marriages. Facebook ha 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Ingraham, Raymond Arroyo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005589/bk_sans_005589_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Higher Standard takes a candid look at the exciting military career of US Army General Ann Dunwoody, who received her fourth star - a rank never before reached by a woman - in her fourth decade of service. From her first command leading 200 soldiers to her final one leading 69,000, Dunwoody reveals the challenges she faced and the changes she initiated by sharing both the smallest moments and the most pivotal events in her career. With a foreword by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, author of the bestseller Lean In, this book offers sound leadership principles, insight into critical issues facing our nation, and applicable lessons for achieving success in any field. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patricia Santomasso. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001603/bk_gdan_001603_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Award Nominee, Humor, 2013 The United States Constitution promised a ´´More Perfect Union´´. It’s a shame no one bothered to write a more perfect Constitution - one that didn’t trigger more than two centuries of arguments about what the darn thing actually says. Until now. Perfection is at hand. A new, improved Constitution is here. And you are about to listen to it. But first, some historical context: In the 18th century, a lawyer named James Madison gathered his friends in Philadelphia and over four long months, wrote four short pages: the Constitution of the United States of America. Not bad. In the 19th century, a president named Abraham Lincoln freed an entire people from the flaws in that Constitution by signing the Emancipation Proclamation. Pretty impressive. And in the 20th century, a doctor at the Bethesda Naval Hospital delivered a baby - but not just any baby. Because in the 21st century, that baby would become a man, that man would become a patriot, and that patriot would rescue a country ... by single-handedly rewriting that Constitution. Why? We think of our Constitution as the painstakingly designed blueprint drawn up by, in Thomas Jefferson’s words, an ´´assembly of demigods” who laid the foundation for the sturdiest republic ever created. The truth is, it was no blueprint at all but an Etch A Sketch, a haphazard series of blunders, shaken clean and redrawn countless times during a summer of petty debates, drunken ramblings, and desperate compromise - as much the product of an ´´assembly of demigods” as a confederacy of dunces. No wonder George Washington wished it ´´had been made more perfect.” No wonder Benjamin Franklin stomached it only ´´with all its faults.” The Constitution they wrote is a hot mess. For starters, it doesn’t mention slavery, or democracy, or even Facebook; it plays favorites among the states; it has typos, smudges, and misspelli 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Bleyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003053/bk_rand_003053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Girls are being stalked, beaten, raped, abused, and murdered by strangers…and by the men in their lives. No girl is safe from harm, particularly in today´s world where social media makes it too easy to connect with people she barely knows. There are many dangerous people out there who aren´t behind bars, and parents of teen girls need to be more proactive than ever about keeping their daughters safe. That´s the message veteran criminal profiler Pat Brown wants parents of young women to understand. In this no-holds-barred book, Brown, who is a frequent go-to expert on Nancy Grace and other shows on HLN, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, and NBC, shouts loud and clear that every young woman is vulnerable to a plethora of unforeseen dangers. Brown has provided crime commentary and profile and forensic analysis in more than 2,000 television and radio appearances across the globe, and she knows what is really going on in the world. She wants parents and their daughters to understand how predators choose victims, and how to avoid becoming a target. In How to Save Your Daughter´s Life, Brown covers all of the dangers that today´s young women face and arms parents with information they rarely get from professionals, including the truth about what behaviors might get their daughters abused, raped, or killed - careless actions and attitudes no one usually talks about. It may not be pretty, but neither is being a victim. How to Save Your Daughter´s Life will teach parents how to: Understand the world of psychopaths and criminals - how they think, where they lurk, and how they lure and grab their victims Discuss the dangers of cell phones, texting, sexting, Facebook, Craigslist, and the Internet Spot relationships that are dangerous and potentially fatal, including those with teachers, coaches, uncles, bosses, boyfriends, and the fathers of the kids their daughters babysit Help their daughters stay safe by pre 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamara Marston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010999/bk_adbl_010999_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.