Read the Google Story tonight
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⚽ It’s a light day today ahead of an epic day in UEFA Champions League tomorrow: The Premier League is wrapping up its sixth week with Crystal Palace and Brighton hitting the field at 9 pm, with the latter might leading the league with a single point over Liverpool in case the team wins.
Meanwhile, Celta Vigo and Granada face each other in La Liga at 9 pm tonight.
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Performance art theatre irtigalia is celebrating its third anniversary tonight at 9 pm at the Tap West in Sheikh Zayed with an improv comedy performance by Ramsi Lehner. After that, DJ Nakhla will take on the decks for the rest of the night.
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Remember when Google’s motto was “Don’t be Evil''? With Google celebrating its 23rd birthday this week (thanks Doodle), we thought it would be a good idea to catch up on the early years of the tech giant with The Google Story by David A Vise. This biography of the company charts its early history and the trials and tribulations of founders Sergei Brin and Larry Page and how the world’s most reliable was born out of a simple solution to the chaos of the emerging web.
This is a story of a different era in tech, back when tech founders and corporations were hailed as a force of positive change with altruism being the primary motive. It really makes a point to remind the reader of the company’s old motto and the founders’ roots as Burning Man enthusiasts. While it does touch on some of its later controversies (the privacy backlash of Gmail), it presents these as necessary problems that can be solved through engineering — a far cry from their current reputations as all-powerful, anti-competitive, invasive, advertising revenue pursuing machines whose algorithms are basically destroying human culture.