VOYA, February 2014 (Vol. 36, No. 6) - Ursula AdamsThe Internet Biographies series chronicles the successes of several online businesspeople and their widely popular Internet sites. Many companies have taken advantage of the Internet’s innovative way to communicate with customers and showcase their products. This series delves into the beginnings of some of the most successful online businesses and services. Readers will be fascinated to learn about the people behind these websites. They will learn how their ideas, imagination, hard work, and struggles eventually became the familiar and widely used sites of today. The books focus on Skype, Pandora, Tumblr, Google, and Facebook, just to name a few. The road to their mammoth successes was not always easy. The biographies detail how hard work, perseverance, and innovation combined to create their ultimate achievements. For young readers who are intrigued by the power of the Internet, these volumes are inspiring. They are clearly written and well researched. Each volume is enhanced by the inclusion of fact sheets, time lines, and a glossary. The Internet Biographies series will be an excellent resource for libraries. (Internet Biographies) Reviewer: Ursula Adams; Ages 11 to 15.
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