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

Dec 9th 2020

This Week in Google 589

Forty-Six States and Guam

Facebook antitrust charges, Google search in 2020, Election ad ban
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Guests: Mathew Ingram
Category: News

Facebook antitrust charges, Google search in 2020, Election ad ban

  • The firing of Google AI scientist Timnit Gebru.
  • FTC sues Facebook on charges of antitrust.
  • Google's look at the year in search for 2020.
  • Google will lift its election ad ban.
  • Facebook's Supreme Court is underway.
  • WhatsApp going after Apple regarding privacy labels.
  • Stadia is letting users play Cyberpunk 2077 early.
  • YouTube now supports HDR for live streams.
  • Apple Music support comes to Assistant speakers.
  • SmartThings can control Google Nest devices.
  • Fuschia is opened to community involvement.
  • TikTok ban is halted by a judge.
  • TikTok is not the best place for financial advice.
  • Ratatouille the musical is evolving beyond TikTok.
  • What is Revenge Bedtime Procrastination?
  • Warner Bros bringing all 2021 films to HBO Max.
  • Dionne Warwick is winning on Twitter.
  • Reddit's most upvoted 2020 picture.
  • It's officially not OK to make calls on planes.


  • Picks:
  • Mathew - Julia Stiles in Ghostwriter in 1994.
  • Leo: NandGame is a fun tool to teach computer science.
  • Jeff: 52 things Tom Whitwell learned in 2020.
  • Ant: Free assets from Adobe, and appreciation of Darien Rencher.

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