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    Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal (Paperback) By (author) Nick Bilton

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    DescriptionA "New York Times" bestseller Ev told Jack he had to "chill out" with the deluge of media he was doing. "It's bad for the company," Ev said. "It's sending the wrong message." Biz sat between them, watching like a spectator at a tennis match. "But I invented Twitter," Jack said. "No, you didn't invent Twitter," Ev replied. "I didn't invent Twitter either. Neither did Biz. People don't invent things on the Internet. They simply expand on an idea that already exists." Despite all the coverage of Twitter's rise, Nick Bilton of "The New York Times" is the first journalist to tell the full story--a gripping drama of betrayed friendships and highstakes power struggles. The four founders--Evan Williams, Biz Stone, Jack Dorsey, and Noah Glass--made a dizzyingly fast transition from ordinary engineers to wealthy celebrities. They fought each other bitterly for money, influence, publicity, and control as Twitter grew larger and more powerful. Ultimately they all lost their grip on it. Bilton's unprecedented access and exhaustive reporting have enabled him to write an intimate portrait of four friends who accidentally changed the world, and what they all learned along the way.


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    Title
    Hatching Twitter
    Subtitle
    A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nick Bilton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781591847083
    ISBN 10: 1591847087
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.2
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: KNTX, UG
    LC classification: HF
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    Abridged Dewey: 338
    Libri: I-BE
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27870
    BISAC V2.8: BUS077000, BUS070030, BUS070060, COM060140, COM034000
    DC22: 006.754
    DC21: 006.754
    BIC subject category V2: UDBS, KJZ
    Thema V1.0: KNT, UG, KNTX, KJZ, UDBS
    Edition statement
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    Publisher
    PORTFOLIO
    Imprint name
    PORTFOLIO
    Publication date
    30 September 2014
    Author Information
    Nick Bilton is a columnist and reporter for "The New York Times, " where he explores the disruptive aspects of technology on business, culture and society. His columns span everything from the future of technology and privacy to the impact of social media on the Web. He is a regular guest on national TV and radio and is the author of "I Live in the Future & Here's How It Works." He lives in Los Angeles.
    Review quote
    "Fast-paced and perceptive." --The New York Times Book Review "Exhaustively researched...extensively detailed...unexpectedly addictive." --The Wall Street Journal "#Backstabbing, power struggles and profanity laid bare"- "It is breathless storytelling" --The New York Times "Deeply reported and deliciously written." --The Verge "A compelling read, more like espionage than a corporate history." --Fortune Magazine "With a cinematic approach befitting its eclectic cast of characters, the perceptive read...is rife with Byzantine-like intrigue, character clashes and broken dreams." --USA Today "Nick Bilton's impressively detailed fly-on-the-wall expose of the micro-blogging site's birth and evolution evokes all the titillating elements of a soap opera." -Success Magazine