Digital Wars

  • by Charles Arthur
  • Narrated by Stephen Rashbrook
  • 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Digital Wars starts in 1998, when the Internet and computing business was about to be upended - by an antitrust case, a tiny start-up and a former giant rebuilding it. Charles Arthur here examines the differing strategies of the three best-known tech companies in their battle to win control of the exploding network connecting the world. Microsoft was a giant - soon to become the highest-valued company in the world - while Apple was a minnow and Google just a start-up. By February 2012, Apple was worth more than both Microsoft and Google combined. Through the voices of former and current staff, Arthur looks at the tumultuous battle between the three companies and what their various successes meant for us.

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Different Perspective of a well documented period

A better look at whole these companies competed in a very similar space, and how they choose not to compete.

It really defined what the companies products are, and why they launched what seemed like bad products.
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- Rob

Interesting History of Tech Giants

What did you love best about Digital Wars?

The wide coverage of story regarding technological advancement in software and hardware involving Google, Microsoft, and Apple.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Digital Wars?

I realized it's also a good supplement to Walter Isaacson's work on Steve Jobs


Which character – as performed by Stephen Rashbrook – was your favorite?

Steve Ballmer. It's... quite apt.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No. I was focus and eager to go through all the details.


Any additional comments?

Anyone interested in Information Technology should give this a chance.

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- Ken Makita "When in doubt: do it yourself."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-21-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios