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

Dec 30th 2020

This Week in Google 592

Hats on Sticks

Origins of Reddit, Substack and the future of journalism, Amazon buys Wondery
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Category: News
  • Boston Dynamics robots do a little dance.
  • Google brings TikTok and Instafram into its video carousel.
  • TikTok Ratatouille musical tickets are for sale.
  • Reddit is buying Dubsmash to compete with TikTok.
  • Amazon is buying podcast network Wondery.
  • An album entitled "Okay Google Play Music"
  • How trustworthy are news sources anymore?
  • A debate around the role of content production.
  • Google Cloudprint is no longer.
  • Google Store now has a subscriptions section.
  • Android Smart Selection has a new conversion function.
  • Google removed ultra-wide astrophotography from the Pixel 5.
  • Google Photos has a "year in review" story.
  • Google Assistant sings a New Year song. And it is bad.
  • Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 leaks.
  • Substack author is making a million dollars.
  • The glut of content between podcasts and newsletters.


  • Stacey - Hoobs.
  • Jeff - Where are tech workers moving?
  • Ant - Canvas on Netflix.

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