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

May 20th 2020

This Week in Google 560

Beer and Shoes

IoT Predicted Covid-19, Spotify Buys Joe Rogan
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Category: News
  • Why didn’t IoT predict COVID-19 and how it can help in the future
  •  Zoom vs StreamYard vs vs Whereby vs ZoomCast
  •  Google bans Podcast Addict for hosting COVID podcasts - back now
  • Super Spreaders and Covid-19
  •  Spotify buys Joe Rogan podcast for $100 Million
  • New York Times builds its own ad network
  •  Apple and Google release coronavirus contact tracing API
  • Google is making a new Nest Hub Max interface for Senior Centers
  •  Facebook launches Shops to compete with Amazon and Rooms to compete with Zoom
  •  Amazon gives T-shirts to all the employees whose pay they are cutting
  •  Walmart kills after buying it for $3.4 billion
  •  Rumor: Amazon will buy JCPenney
  •  First species discovered on Twitter eats millipede genitals
  •  Twitter tests a way to limit who can reply to your tweets
  • Google tests touch-sensitive headphone wires
  •  Google Buds vs Galaxy Buds vs Surface Buds
  •  Google fights back against accusations that it has cut diversity programs
  •  IFA will be live this year - 5,000 attendees only
  • USA vs Huawei vs Apple
  •  B8ta launches to rate retailer safety
  •  Protocol is the new GigaOm
  •  The new work-from-home calculus - when will big tech workers go back?
  • Microsoft Build news: RTOS, Fluid Framework, and Azure supercomputers

Picks of the Week

  •  Leo's Tool: Hugo
  •  Leo's Tool 2: SpaceX ISS Docking Simulator
  •  Stacey's Thing: Level Lock
  •  Stacey's Thing 2: Machine Learning at the Edge Virtual Conference
  •  Jeff's Number: WeWork value falls from $47b to $3b

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