This Week in Google with Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt

Oct 30th 2019

This Week in Google 532

Gravitas with Purple Hair

Twitter Bans Political ads, Google to Buy FitBit, Free Amazon Fresh
Records live every Wednesday at 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.
Guests: Andrew Allemann
Category: News

This Week's Stories

  •  Should Jason Howell delete all his old emails?
  •  Breaking News: Twitter bans political ads
  •  Google struggling with transparency issues
  •  Google will buy Fitbit: will this save WearOS?
  •  Moto 360 will relaunch in 2019
  •  Apple gains in wearables, loses in iPhones
  •  Advances in hearing aids
  •  Google earnings
  •  Amazon Fresh makes grocery delivery free for Prime Members
  •  Stacey explains Google's BERT “Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers”
  •  Carriers gang up to serve RCS
  •  Jason Howell's Pixel 4 Review
  •  Google brings .new to the web
  •  Andrew explains .new
  •  Ant's modeling pictures
  •  Google Maps the Kincade fire
  •  Google finally kills flash
  •  Facebook News tab includes Breitbart
  •  Netflix tests variable speed
  •  Hellvetica is the evilest font

Picks of the Week

  •  Stacey's Thing: Twinkly lights
  •  Ant's Inspirations: Breast Cancer Awareness Month and North Carolina Central University's Nothing But the Arts
  •  Jeff's Numbers: The Internet at 50, How much time @Jack spends on Twitter, and The Precautionary Principle
  •  Jason's Tool: Google Messages trick enables RCS on any Android phone and carrier

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