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

May 13th 2020

This Week in Google 559

Harry Pocketed It

How to Work From Home Forever
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Category: News

How to Work From Home Forever

  •  Zoom fatigue is a real thing
  •  Twitter employees can work from home forever - do you want to go back to the office?
  •  Google employees are charging their shelter-at-home lunches to their expense account
  •  Pixel shake-up - top members of the Pixel team have left Google
  •  Jarvis' Pixel Buds are still busted - and now so are Jason Howell's
  •  Pixel Buds will get feature drops
  •  Jeffrey Katzenberg blames Covid-19 for Quibi's failure
  •  Google Meet captions are incredible
  •  Jeff interviews the voice of Steak-Umms
  •  Taco Bell Quarterly - Taco Bell Poetry
  •  Can Facebook possibly regulate itself?
  •  Google's Sidewalk project in Toronto is canceled
  •  Facebook's new American Edge pro-tech advocacy group
  •  Amazon hired 175,000 new workers to deal with COVID order spikes
  •  Amazon's new Kindle Fire
  •  Netflix and Amazon Prime win the streaming wars
  •  Hamilton coming to Disney+ July 3rd
  •  Uber tries to buy GrubHub
  •  Australia wants Google to pay for news snippets
  •  Doomscrolling
  •  Luminary podcast network raises another $30 million to burn
  •  France gives platforms one hour to remove pedophilia and terrorism-related content

Picks of the Week

  • Leo's Tool: Scunthorpe Sans - A s*** font that f***ing censors bad language automatically
  •  Stacey's Thing: August Wi-Fi Smart Lock
  •  Jeff's Numbers: 1.8m people pretend to be ants on FB

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