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About the Author

Bud E. Smith is one of the leading authors of technology books writing today. He has written more than 20 books about computer hardware, software, and the Internet with more than a million copies sold. Bud’s recent books include Teach Yourself Facebook for Business in 10 Minutes and Teach Yourself iPad in 10 Minutes. He is also the author of the upcoming Using Google Sketchup 8.

Starting out as a technical writer and journalist, Bud then moved into marketing and product management for technology companies. He worked at Apple Computer as a senior product manager; at Google competitor AltaVista as a group product manager; and at GPS navigation company Navman as a global product manager.

Bud holds a BA in information systems management from the University of San Francisco and an MSc in information systems from the London School of Economics. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, participating in environmental causes when he’s not working on one of his many technology-related projects.

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