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

Mar 4th 2020

This Week in Google 549

Google's Fishal Recognition

Coronavirus Craziness, Stadia Failure, Google Tidal
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Category: News

This Week's Stories

  •  Coronavirus: Should SXSW be canceled? Should Seattle be quarantined?
  •  Coronavirus: Don't touch your face. Don't shake hands. Don't lick your ballot envelope.
  •  King County Official Coronavirus Guidance Recommendations
  •  Stadia is failing because Google is Google
  •  Fishal recognition: Google Tidal is a new moonshot tracking fish migration patterns
  •  Google re-invests in Waymo
  •  Android One is in shambles
  •  Pixel Drop March update: new gestures, emoji, AR effects, and more
  •  Twitter under siege: activist investor wants Jack Dorsey out
  •  Twitter is testing "Fleets," their own version of Instagram Stories
  •  Libra is dying off
  •  Daily Caller added to Facebook fact-checking
  •  Verge poll finds that Techlash is a Myth
  •  Update: South Carolina weatherperson uses Facebook Live filters, apologize

Picks of the Week

  •  Jason's Tool: You can now jailbreak an iPhone with an Android phone
  •  Ant's Good Stuff 1: Record Box Loft Helping Local Photographers
  •  Ant's Good Stuff 2: Jason Miller's shoot (@jasonmiller1981 on Twitter)
  •  Stacey's Thing: Helium Router
  •  Jeff's Numbers 1: Amazon removes 1m products for virus gouging, lying
  •  Jeff's Numbers 2: Where to buy Amazon and Walmart returns in bulk
  •  Jeff's German Word of the Week: Der Hamsterkauf: from the verb hamstern, which means "to hoard or panic buy," since hamsters are known for filling their cheeks with food. It's used to describe the panic buying or hoarding that occurs during times of widespread fear or concern.

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