The company so famous that its name is in common use as a verb is about to get a biography. Pulitzer Prize—winning Washington Post business reporter David Vise has signed with Ann Harris at Bantam Dell to write The Google Story, which traces the search engine from its founding by a pair of graduate students in 1998 to its global reach and multibillion-dollar revenues today. Vise will tell the story as a chronological narrative that also embraces the populist style of the company, its technological expertise and the challenges success has brought. The world rights sale was made by agent Ronald Goldfarb.
Volume 251 Issue 51 12/20/2004