Interviewer: Fred Vogelstein, Contributing Editor, Wired; Author, Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution
Brent Weinstein, Head of Digital Media, United Talent Agency
Fred Vogelstein is a contributing editor for Wired in San Francisco. The reporting and insight in Dogfight reflect more than two decades of experience covering business and technology in San Francisco, New York, New Haven and Los Angeles.
For Wired he has written extensively about the bruising battles among Silicon Valley’s giant tech companies, reporting on Google’s continuing attempts to challenge Apple’s consumer cred with products like the Nexus Q or by leveraging the rising power of the Android ecosystem. The impact of Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook on the media industry has been a continuing focus.
Before joining Wired he was on staff at Fortune, chronicling the rise of Google amid the overall resurgence of Internet revenues and start-up activity in the first part of the last decade.
Prior to joining Fortune, Vogelstein wrote for US News & World Report about such topics as the rise of music file-sharing services, the high cost of college, and the deflating of the first Internet bubble.
Vogelstein earlier worked for the Wall Street Journal and New York Newsday. His work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.
Fred is a native of New York City. He studied political science at Pomona College in Los Angeles. He pursued a year-long program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business as a Knight-Bagehot Fellow.
Brent Weinstein is Head of the Digital Media at United Talent Agency, a leading talent and literary agency based in Beverly Hills, CA. Weinstein bridges the gap between agency clients and various forms of new media including interactive games, broadband, and mobile. Weinstein, along with a team of dedicated digital media agents, identifies and evaluates opportunities for the agency's actors, writers, directors, producers, and recording artists, in addition to numerous business-to-business and consumer-oriented technology and corporate clients.