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Steven Levy: Why Alphabet is more conventional than Google ever was

From the bookshelves of Forbes India

Steven Levy has updated his book 'In the Plex' and now takes a look at how Google has changed over the last decade. In the middle of the decade, Larry Page decided to call the company Alphabet. Alpha meant Google and Bet means the new bets or the moonshine projects it will undertake. Levy believes this structure has made it tougher for these bets like the fibre optics business to succeed on their own and a lot of them have eventually failed. He says Google has become something the founders never wanted to be—Conventional


12 May 2021

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Overnight America

Steven Levy, author of “Facebook: The Inside Story,” joins host Ryan Wrecker to discuss his work, which is featured in the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival Spring Virtual Pop-Up on April 20th at 7pm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


20 Apr 2021

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CDL4 virtual gathering - Introduction by Steven Levy and Dan Beerens

Learning to Serve

Listen to our Welcome Session of the CDL4 virtual gathering, led by Steven Levy and Dan Beerens.   To learn more about Christian Deeper Learning, visit our website: christiandeeperlearning.org Read the white paper that dives even deeper into Christian Deeper Learning!


13 Mar 2021

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Dan Beerens & Steven Levy - The Backstory of Christian Deeper Learning

Learning to Serve

The three co-chairs for Christian Deeper Learning discuss how we connected to Deeper Learning, as well as the people who have influenced and inspired us on the journey.   A white paper that provides a definition of Christian Deeper Learning can be found here.  


21 Jan 2021

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TKC 637 Steven Levy

The Kindle Chronicles

Author of Facebook: The Inside Story Interview starts at 16:43 and ends at 53:31 Links “Amazon’s Prime Day Accelerates Shift to Online Shopping” by Sebastian Herrera at The Wall Street Journal - October 16, 2020 Kids Against Maturity: Card Game for Kids and Families - $29.99 at Amazon.com reMarkable 2 tablet Be Free Organizing in Boulder, CO Steven Levy’s home page “Does the House Antitrust Report Mean That Tech is Evil?” by Steven Levy at Wired - October 9, 2020 Facebook: The Inside Story by Steven Levy The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life by Jonathan Alter Insanely Great: The Life and Times or Mcintosh, the Computer that changed Everything by Steven Levy Artificial Life: A Report from the Frontier Where Computers Meet Biology (paperback) by Steven Levy The Unicorn’s Secret: Murder in the Age of Aquarius by Steven Levy “Does the House Antitrust Report Mean That Tech is Evil?” by Steven Levy at Wired - October 9, 2020 Click here to subscribe to Wired magazine for only $5 for the first year, including exclusive access to Steven Levy’s Plaintext email newsletter Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.


17 Oct 2020

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Episode 84: Steven Levy / The Doors

Political Beats

Scot and Jeff discuss The Doors with Steven Levy. Introducing the Band: Your hosts Scot Bertram (@ScotBertram) and Jeff Blehar (@EsotericCD) with guest Steven Levy. Steven is editor at large of Wired magazine and author of Facebook: The Inside Story. Follow him on Twitter at @StevenLevy. Steven’s Music Pick: The Doors It’s been oft-observed that the day destroys the night while the night divides the day, but no matter how much Political Beats tried to run and tried to hide, we could not avoid breaking on through to the other side with our episode about The Doors. In many ways The Doors are the most controversial artist that the show has ever covered, for the simple reason that they are so polarizing: People tend to either adore them or hate them with a fiery splenetic passion. Which makes this episode one of the most fun and interesting ones we have ever done, because you get three perspectives on Jim Morrison & company: a true super-fan who was there at time (indeed in the audience at several of their concerts) in Steven, an ex-fan who doesn’t hate them but definitely has criticisms in Jeff, and then . . . well then there’s Scot. Is this The End for Political Beats? No, we’ll be back at it again soon enough, but now that summer’s almost gone we figured we’d send it out with a bang, and keep at it until the music’s over and we’ve turned out the lights.

2hr 54mins

31 Aug 2020

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SPOS #729 - Steven Levy On Facebook And Tech's Greatest Challenges

Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

Welcome to episode #729 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #729 - Host: Mitch Joel. At the beginning of the commercialization of technology, Steven Levy was there and reporting on it. He still is. Steven is Wired’s editor at large. The Washington Post has called him “America’s premier technology journalist.” His previous positions include founder of Backchannel and chief technology writer and senior editor for Newsweek. Steven has written seven previous books and his work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, and everywhere in between. He is the author of incredibly insightful books like Hackers - Heroes of the Computer Revolution, Insanely Great - The Story of Macintosh, the Computer That Changed Everything, In the Plex - How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives and many others. Most recently, he published, Facebook - The Inside Story, where he had unprecedented access to Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg for three years. This book is the definitive history of one of the world’s most powerful and controversial companies, especially these days. How should we see Facebook and other technologies? What does the future have in store for us? Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 59:10. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at iTunes. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Seven Levy. Facebook - The Inside Story. In the Plex - How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives. Insanely Great - The Story of Macintosh, the Computer That Changed Everything. Hackers - Heroes of the Computer Revolution. Wired. Steven on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.


28 Jun 2020

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Another Look Inside Facebook with Steven Levy

Hemmer Time Podcast

Bill revisits his interview with tech journalist and author Steven Levy to discuss his book Facebook: The Inside Story. They discuss how Mark Zuckerberg views Facebook’s role in the world, the issue of Russian election interference, the many triumphs and failures of Facebook and more. Follow Bill on Twitter: @BillHemmer


25 Jun 2020

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EP 87 - Ira Einhorn Part 4: Interview with Steven Levy

Death By Champagne

Welcome back to Death by Champagne, the podcast here to keep you up at night! We have a super exciting episode for you guys this week with a very special guest. Join us as we have a chat with Steven Levy, the author of The Unicorn’s Secret: Murder in the Age of Aquarius. Our main source for our recent multi-part series covering Ira Einhorn and the murder of Holly Maddux. We discuss everything from why Levy chose to write this book to a few details we left out of the series, this was an amazing opportunity for us to have and we hope you enjoy.This episode contains foul language and discussions about murder. We’ll do our best to stay on track, but the bottles are popped!Sources The Unicorn’s Secret: Murder in the Age of Aquarius, Steven Levy, Jan 2, 1990 “Ira Einhorn’s Long Strange Trip”, Neil Gordon, Salon. Aug. 15, 2002 “For Ira Einhorn, A Fate Worse Than Death”, David Lindorff, Salon. Oct. 19, 2002 “The Killer Who Spared My Mother”, Diana Whitney, Longreads, August 2018 "Ira Einhorn Returns to U.S.”, ABC News, January 5, 2006 “Ronnie Polaneczky: The Ira Einhorn Interview”, Ronnie Polaneczky, October 14, 2010 "And Justice for All", Newsweek, Steven Levy"Getting Away with It", Newsweek, Steven Levy "The Trial of a Radical, Finally", Newsweek, Steven Levy

1hr 11mins

12 Jun 2020

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Steven Levy, author, "Facebook: The Inside Story" from May 25, 2020

Techtonic with Mark Hurst | WFMU

Veteran tech journalist Steven Levy discusses his new book "Facebook: The Inside Story." Tomaš Dvořák - "Gameboy Tune (SW remix)" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Steven Levy, Part 1" - "Interview with Steven Levy, Part 2" - "Mark's comments after the interview" Queen - "Another One Bites the Dust, but every other beat is missing" https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/93497

26 May 2020