This Week in Google with Leo Laporte

Dec 16th 2020

This Week in Google 590

The Enlarged Bicep of Reason

Google outages, Facebook ads against Apple, Google WFH, Blob Opera
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Category: News

Google outages, Facebook ads against Apple, Google WFH, Blob Opera

  • The Blob Opera.
  •  Facebook goes after Apple in newspaper ads.
  •  Facebook is a Doomsday Machine.
  •  Apple's big mobile ad industry change.
  •  Facebook's new TLDR service to summarize the news.
  •  Facebook's Super to compete with Cameo.
  •  Two big Google outages and how it affects business.
  •  Google's WFH strategy is becoming more permanent.
  •  64-camera lighting rig that trained portrait lighting AI.
  •  Google Photos gets a bunch of new features.
  •  Google acquires Neverware.
  •  Google Design Best of 2020.
  •  Apple TV app coming to Chromecast.
  •  Some Google One tiers getting a 50% price cut.
  •  Nest Hub Max can now make Zoom video calls.
  •  Google Home Max is now dead.
  •  December Pixel feature drop is out.

 

  • Picks of the week:
  •  Stacey's pick: The Spritzer.
  • Jeff's number: MacKenzie Scott gives away $4b to 300+ orgs in four months.
  • Ant's pick: Budget-friendly camera gimbal from Feiyutech.

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