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Silicon Valley
Part of the Series: American Experience
PBS
In 1957, decades before Steve Jobs dreamed up Apple or Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, a group of eight brilliant young men defected from the Shockley Semiconductor Company in order to start their own transistor business. Their leader was 29-year-old Robert…
Google and the World Brain
In 1937, the science fiction writer H. G. Wells imagined a "World Brain" containing all of the world's knowledge, accessible to all people, that would be "so compact in its material form and so gigantic in its scope and possible…
2 videos
Facebook Follies
With nearly a billion people all over the world having signed on, Facebook has fundamentally changed the way millions of people connect and communicate - but not without consequences. Facebook Follies looks at some of the unexpected results and impact,…
2 videos
Google: The Trouble with Success
Google has grown from nothing in 1998 to a multinational tech giant. We tell that story, we identify the drivers of success. Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin didn't want to sell advertising at first. Now Google search is a…
Media Moguls
Part of the Series: Advocates of Change
They have made a difference and revolutionized the world. They come from all walks of life and from all corners of the globe. These remarkable individuals have pioneered, developed and forever improved their industry and the world in which we…
Responsible Corporations? Google, Apple & News Corp
This film looks at three famous companies in the world of media and technology and explores the ethics of their approach to business. Clip #1: "Part 1 - Google" - Clip #2: "Part 2 - Apple" - Clip #3: "Part…
3 videos
Welcome To Macintosh
This film is the first documentary of its kind to mix history, criticism and an unapologetic revelry of all things Apple into a movie experience. The film explores the early years of Apple, the many challenges Apple has faced, and…