Jul 2nd 2014
This Week in Google 256
A Machete, A Shotgun, and a Votive Candle!
Hosted by Jeff Jarvis
Why does Google need to buy Songza?
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Mike Elgan, Gina Trapani, and Jeff Jarvis Google buys Songza, Google starts removing search results under 'Right to be Forgotten', Facebook's emotion manipulation study, and more! Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twig. We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Also, check out our transcripts. Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show. Running time: 1:19:20
- Google acquires music streaming service Songza for undisclosed amount, will keep product intact for now
- Facebook Doesn't Understand The Fuss About Its Emotion Manipulation Study
- Facebook data scientists manipulated News Feeds of more than 600K users for one week, found emotions are contagious online
- Even the Editor of Facebook's Mood Study Thought It Was Creepy
- With Android One, Google tries to gain control of the Android experience in developing markets
- Google Starts Removing Search Results Under Europe's ‘Right to be Forgotten'
- Related: Guardian articles among links thrown in with the bathwater
- Also: BBC article consigned to Google oblivion in Europe
- Android Wear review: Fast notifications, accurate voice commands, but still feels like a beta
- Does Android Wear make Google Glass obsolete?
- Android ‘L' developer preview now available for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7
- Developer preview test for Android L's Project Volta shows promise, 2 hours or 35% more battery life on Nexus 5
- Emoji support now in Google Voice
- Video Hangouts No Longer Require A Plugin On Desktop - If You're Running Chrome Dev Or Canary Channel
- Google Is Shutting Down Orkut
- Google Discontinues SMS for Hangouts; Might Integrate Google Voice Soon
- Supreme Court Won't Hear Google's Street View Appeal
- Short URL for Classic Google Maps
- Google offers free lessons in coding to thousands of women, minorities
- Google 8 for 8 in World Cup predictions