Fred Vogelstein in conversation with Yukari Kane

Tuesday, November 19, 7:30 p.m.

Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution

The rise of smartphones and tablets has altered the business of making computers. At the center of this change are Apple and Google, two companies whose philosophies, leaders, and commercial acumen have steamrolled the competition. These corporations are locked in a feud that will play out not just in the marketplace but in the courts and on screens around the world. 

Fred Vogelstein has reported on this rivalry for more than a decade and has rare access to its major players. In Dogfight, he takes us into the offices and board rooms where company dogma translates into ruthless business. Dogfight reads like a novel: vivid nonfiction with never-before-heard details. This is more than a story about what devices will replace our phones and laptops. It’s about who will control the content on those devices and where that content will come from—about the future of media in Silicon Valley, New York, and Hollywood.

Fred Vogelstein is a contributing editor at Wired magazine, where he writes about the world of high-tech business and finance. His writing has appeared in Fortune, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, and elsewhere.

Yukari Kane is a veteran journalist with nearly 15 years of experience covering the technology industry. As the Wall Street Journal's last reporter to cover Apple during Steve Jobs's reign, she broke many stories including news about his liver transplant and the iPad that he worked on when he returned to work. She is currently finishing up a book called, Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs, to be published March 2014.

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
94025-4349 Menlo Park