THE COMPELLING, BEHIND-THE-SCENES STORY OF THE CREATION OF ONE OF THE MOST ESSENTIAL APPLICATIONS EVER DEVISED, AND THE RAG-TAG TEAM THAT BUILT IT AND CHANGED HOW WE NAVIGATE THE WORLD.
NEVER LOST AGAIN ,FROM HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS, CHRONICLES THE EVOLUTION OF MAPPING TECHNOLOGY—THE “OVERNIGHT SUCCESS TWENTY YEARS IN THE MAKING.” BILL KILDAY GIVES US THE INSIDE LOOK AT THE TECH’S DEVELOPMENT, AND INTRODUCES US TO THE TEAM THAT GAVE US NOT ONLY GOOGLE MAPS AND GOOGLE EARTH, BUT ALSO POKÉMON GO AND THE UPCOMING HARRY POTTER WIZARDS UNITE.”Never Lost Again is an entertaining and inspiring story of perseverance and determination.”
“Every would-be founder should take advantage of the hours saved by map technology and read this book. It is an epic of tradeshow demo hell, cash flow struggles, engineering brilliance and sheer perseverance that delivered one of the miracles of our age. It’s a captivating yarn with insider details and story-telling other start-up books rarely seem to capture and bring to life.”
- Bing Gordon, partner, Kleiner Perkins
“Kilday offers colorful details on life inside the Googleplex (turf wars, pool and dart games, and walk-ons by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, etc.), where the Keyhole team realized only gradually that "Google was launching a moonshot mapping effort to transform how we find our way in the world." In recounting the effort, he describes the technology's role in saving lives during Hurricane Katrina and in the advent of self-driving cars, and he offers accessible descriptions of satellite imagery and the operation of Google's hundreds of Street View vehicles. Writing with warmth and humor, the author has great fun recalling life as a state-college alum working among intense Stanford graduates.Informative, entertaining reading for nontechies.”
- Kirkus Reviews
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