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Top of the Wave

A book about the history of communication and the IT industry, Top of the Wave has received glowing reviews from readers and critics. Published in August 2011, it quickly entered many Chinese bookstores’ bestseller charts. On douban.com, a major cultural portal in China, the book received a score of 9.4 out of 10, as voted for by more than 2,000 readers by mid-November 2011, a higher score than Steve Jobs: A Biography, which scored 8.7 from roughly the same number of readers. Its author Dr Wu worked at Google from 2002 to 2010, and then joined Tencent, one of the leading Internet companies in China, to become its vice-president, supervising the company’s search engine business. Besides detailing the ups and downs of the IT industry over the past hundred years, the book also received plaudits for its analysis of the relationship between the development of technology and commerce, and the reasons behind the trials and triumphs of the industry’s major players.

Tags: internet, IT Industry, Telecommunications

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