This Week in Google with Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Paris Martineau

This Week in Google

It's not just Google. This Week in Google hosts, Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Paris Martineau, cover all of Big Tech every Wednesday. Listeners tune in for thought-provoking and entertaining conversations about AI, Internet memes, the future of media, and the latest emerging tech. You won't want to miss a minute.

Records live every Wednesday at 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 21:00 UTC.

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Get a big-picture view and detailed analysis of technology topics with This Week in Google. A diverse and opinionated panel dissects Big Tech's products and services, corporate leadership and competition, policies and internal workings, emerging tech, global impacts, and what they all mean to individuals and communities. Google's reach extends well into every facet of our connected world, and everything technology touches is open for discussion. Join hosts Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Paris Martineau to hear thought-provoking conversations. This Week in Google records Wednesday afternoons and is available for download within 12 hours.

This Week in Google Podcast's Growth

It was 2009 when smartphones became the standard and app downloads exploded. Facebook gobbled up the global and multi-generational markets, Twitter rose to social importance, and books went digital. It was the dawn of the mobile computing era, and Google expanded and shifted to fuel it.

It was with that background that This Week in Google (TWiG) was born. TWiT already had a Mac/Apple show, MacBreak Weekly, and a Windows/Microsoft show, Windows Weekly, but not a show about Google and the cloud.

This Week in Google (TWiG) premiered in August 2009 with Leo Laporte, Gina Trapani, and Jeff Jarvis as hosts. The show quickly gained prominence in the tech podcasting field; it was named Best of 2010 in Podcasts by iTunes Rewind. Many Google products have come and gone as This Week in Google stood witness. As the company and the tech industry as a whole continue to evolve, topics of discussion expand. Gina left the show in 2015 to focus on other projects.

Currently, Leo, Jeff, and Paris host the show. Leo is a veteran media personality and founder of the TWiT podcast network. Jeff is Director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, City University of New York. Paris Martineau is an investigative journalist at The Information.

Google Topics Discussed on this Technology Podcast

This Week in Google now covers much more than Google and cloud computing. Every week, panelists discuss everything from headline technology news to obscure topics related to Big Tech, regulations, ethics, social impacts, and more. They dissect Google's products, services, and corporate leadership, plus workforce issues, national and international regulations, legal developments, politics, consumer privacy issues, and more. Besides Google, panelists examine influential companies like Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Tesla, and TikTok. Social media and misinformation issues are also frequent topics of debate.

The panelists bring their diverse and sometimes contrarian perspectives for an always lively discussion. Conversations may occasionally turn provocative, but the panelists never take themselves too seriously and always brighten up the show with their senses of humor.

In the Google Change Log segment, the panel covers changes in Google's products and services with critical and humor-tinged commentary. The panelists also share their tech-related recommendations as their Picks of the Week, featuring streaming shows, services, connected devices, and more.

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