I enjoyed this book and it gives a good account of the founding members, how they started the company, what it came from and all the major incidents the company has undergone since then, up to 2006 for my addition - no Crome or the PC operating system. The writing was easy to follow and set in a logical sequence.
Covers their interests, getting initial money for the company, how they started to generate money from the search engine, floating, legal problems and Microsoft. Their products are covered, the search engine, gmail, Google print (books) and much more including were it might go with biological/genetic research in the form of data mining.
What it doesn't do is give much away about the technical side of the company. Surprisingly the search works on a grid of custom built, or rather stripped down, PC's linked together the "google way". They run the Lunix operating system, customized of course, and that's about it from a technical perspective, bar numbers and distribution of computer rooms. Nothing about the techniques used or even if a programming language is used, so that was a bit disappointing for me. I would have thought they could find out a bit more, perhaps he couldn't print more.
One chapter explains the concerns some people expressed on how Google searches could be linked to gmail accounts. A fair bit of details was discussed on how Google reacted to this, who they talked too, but didn't really say what, if anything, was done.
The overall point of view is pretty positive on Google, problems are covered but not judged.
A great read with excellent coverage of how such a large company became so big so quickly. It missed out on five stars for the lack of technical content.