This Week in Google with Leo Laporte

May 27th 2020

This Week in Google 561

Lions vs. Gazelles

Google Offices Re-Open, Trump vs Twitter
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Category: News
  • Google reopening offices for some workers on June 6th, people working from home will get $1000 for furniture and office supplies
  •  Zuckerberg: Facebook employees can work from home, but if you move somewhere cheaper, we'll pay you less
  •  Big Tech work-from-home workers can buy these Montana mansions for less than a 1-bedroom in San Francisco
  •  California's anti-freelancer law under attack
  • Switzerland: companies must pay rent for their employees who are working from home
  •  Google employees get a day off on May 22nd
  •  Twitter labels Trump tweet about mail-in-ballots "Get the facts," Trump threatens to shut down all social media
  •  Half of the tweets calling to "reopen America" are made by bots
  •  Pixel 4a not coming out until July 13th
  • We are strip-mining the US economy, especially in the news business
  •  Google launches a podcast about Google
  •  CBS buys Some Good News, but won't get John Krasinski
  •  Prime Day moving to September
  •  Amazon launching local podcasts. Everybody else is launching podcasts, as well
  •  US court rules that FBI can't look at your phone's lock screen without a warrant
  •  Electric Taste Machine
  •  Electric Smell Machine
  •  Magic Leap stays alive, gets $350 Million- Google discontinues first Google Home
  • Taco Bell doesn't want to pay Quibi for their ads, because nobody is watching
  • HBO Max launches today, to the confusion of everyone
  • What kind of Zoom user are you? Every Zoom user, illustrated by cats

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