The rise of smartphones and tablets has altered the industry 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. In the age of Android and the iPad, these corporations are locked in a feud that will play out not just in the mobile 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; behind outsize personalities like Steve Jobs, Apple's now-lionized CEO, and Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman; and inside the deals, lawsuits, and allegations that mold the way we communicate. Apple and Google are poaching each other's employees. They bid up the price of each other's acquisitions for spite, and they forge alliances with major players like Facebook and Microsoft in pursuit of market dominance.
Dogfight reads like a novel: vivid nonfiction with never-before-heard details. This is more than a story about what devices will replace our cell 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 and the Internet in Silicon Valley, New York, and Hollywood.
Leander Kahney offers a detailed portrait of the English art school student with dyslexia who became the most acclaimed tech designer of his generation. Drawing on interviews with Ive’s former colleagues and Apple insiders, Kahney “takes us inside the creation of these memorable objects.” (The Wall Street Journal)
Steve Jobs's death raised one of the most pressing questions in the tech and business worlds: Could Apple stay great without its iconic leader? Many inside the company were eager to prove that Apple could be just as innovative as it had been under Jobs. Others were painfully aware of the immense challenge ahead. As its business has become more complex and global, Apple has come under intense scrutiny, much of it critical. Maintaining market leadership has become crucial as it tries to conquer new frontiers and satisfy the public's insatiable appetite for "insanely great” products.
Based on over two hundred interviews with current and former executives, business partners, Apple watchers and others, Haunted Empire is an illuminating portrait of Apple today that offers clues to its future. With nuanced insights and colorful details that only a seasoned journalist could glean, Kane goes beyond the myths and headlines. She explores Tim Cook’s leadership and its impact on Jobs’s loyal lieutenants, new product development, and Apple’s relationships with Wall Street, the government, tech rivals, suppliers, the media, and consumers.
Hard-hitting yet fair, Haunted Empire reveals the perils and opportunities an iconic company faces when it loses its visionary leader.
Apple vs Google merupakan salah satu pertarungan korporat terlama, terpanas, dan paling buka-bukaan pada dekade ini. Melalui buku ini, Fred Vogelstein merekam ide-ide besar yang dilecut di tengah kerasnya kompetisi tanpa akhir. Kedua perusahaan besar yang berebut pasar platform yang sama, mulai dari industri musik, film, iklan online, game, buku, hingga media massa. Apple vs Google bukanlah percekcokan klise antara dua perusahaan kaya biasa, namun perseteruan yang menentukan siapa pengontrol gaya hidup generasi masa depan.
"Jika Anda penasaran mengapa Silicon Valley menjadi pusat inovasi global, mulailah dari buku ini." --Nature
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O jornalista Fred Vogelstein acompanhou essa rivalidade desde o começo. Ele nos leva aos escritórios e salas de reunião das gigantes da tecnologia e descreve um mundo de alianças obscuras onde funcionários são sistematicamente pressionados além do limite e o único objetivo é vencer. Vogelstein mostra o que está por trás das acusações de plágio, dos acordos controversos e dos processos judiciais que determinarão a maneira como nos comunicamos. Ele relata, por exemplo, que o atual presidente executivo do Google, Eric Schmidt, foi desligado do conselho de administração da Apple por suspeita de espionagem em 2007, que o protótipo do iPhone 4 já foi esquecido num bar e que Jobs tentou algumas manobras para frear o uso da tecnologia multitoque pelo Google.
Em Briga de cachorro grande, uma obra repleta de detalhes inéditos e surpreendentes, o autor revela que não importa saber qual aparelho substituirá nossos celulares e laptops, mas quem controlará o conteúdo nos dispositivos móveis que passaram a fazer parte do nosso dia a dia. Esta não é uma simples história de batalha corporativa; é um relato de amizades desfeitas, traições e trapaças, e o que está em jogo é o futuro da informação e da mídia.