Google co-founders Sergey Brin, left, and Larry Page (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
In his new book, IN THE PLEX: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives, technology reporter and Hackers author Steven Levy provides an inside look at the company that has irreversibly transformed the World Wide Web and the way we obtain and perceive information.
Levy takes his readers inside the Googleplex, Google's Silicon Valley headquarters, to reveal what drives -- as well as sets back -- the company whose name has worked its way into the Oxford English Dictionary as a transitive verb. From Google's future plans to previously inaccessible details about Chinese Web censorship, Levy dishes out the inside scoop for the first time, as told by the top guns of the company, including its legendary co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona's Maricopa County has created a collection of 30 private planes to track illegal immigrants and drug smugglers in what he calls Operation Desert Sky. Private pilots have been flying over central Arizona for two weeks, and though arrests have yet to be made, Sheriff Joe (above) says it will act as a deterrent.