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

Nov 25th 2020

This Week in Google 587

Counsel of Open Source Poobahs

RCS Gets E2EE, Pulling Back on AMP, AWS Outage
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Category: News

RCS Gets E2EE, Pulling Back on AMP, AWS Outage

  • The effects of a massive AWS outage. 
  • TikTok and the creation of Ratatoullie the Musical. 
  • RCS is finally getting end-to-end encryption. 
  • AMP preferential treatment is about to go away. 
  • Google is opening up Chromium Project to the community. 
  • Google Stadia is one year old but is it any good? 
  • Tree Canopy Lab aims to map trees into cities. 
  • Project Guideline enables the blind to run in marathons. 
  • French publishers will be paid by Google for search and news results. 
  • Comparing social media companies against each other. 
  • Stories vs. Fleets. 
  • Buzzfeed buys Huffington Post. 
  • Assistant and Fi get some new family-focused features. 
  • Google Meet attendance reports rolling out for some. 
  • Google Hangouts say goodbye to group video calling. 
  • Google Pay now carries a 1.5% fee on instant transfers. 
  • Chrome updates will bring tab search and Chrome Actions. 
  • Just do a search for Happy Thanksgiving. 

Picks of the Week

  • Ant: I love seeing a creator's professional GROWTH
  • Jeff: Robotaxi's can now charge for rides in California. 
  • Stacey: Nanoleaf Essentials bulbs. 
  • Jason: Pet portraits for the holidays at Crown & Paw. 

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