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

Feb 3rd 2021

This Week in Google 597

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Alphabet Earnings, Ford Gets Android Automotive, Jeff Bezos Steps Down
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Category: News
  • Google and Ford sign six-year tie-up
  • Alphabet revenue up 23%; YouTube up 47%; cloud lost $5.6b
  • Google Stadia Shuts Down Internal Studios, Changing Business Focus
  • New Jarvis post on scissors editors and the Australian news legislation
  • Microsoft backs Australia’s proposed laws that would force Google, Facebook to pay local media for content
  • Huawei’s HarmonyOS: “Fake it till you make it” meets OS development
  • Chromebook demand has grown by over 4x during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Pixel Slate removed from Google Store
  • Google to stop using Apple tool to track iPhone users, avoiding new pop-up warning
  • Google to pay $3.8m to settle discrimination lawsuits
  • How do Google and Apple stack up against each other in racial justice?
  • Facebook's 'Oversight Board' overturns 4 cases in first rulings
  • Facebook develops bad-news-avoidance tool for advertisers
  • Bezos stepping down/up at CEO -> executive chair
  • The Relentless Jeff Bezos
  • Seed Investments in Insurrection
  • Parler CEO John Matze says he’s been terminated by board: ‘I did not participate in this decision’
  • Sinofsky speaks! Former Microsoft exec to publish memoirs online
  • February security patch rolling out to Google Pixel, factory images & OTAs live
  • Google Meet adds a green room so you can primp
  • Google Search links getting ‘About this result’ panel with website information
  • YouTube will have a new ‘BHM’ logo every week for Black History Month
  • Google Play allowing Android gambling and betting apps in more countries, including US
  • Android TV homescreen gets another revamp, this time w/ some Google TV goodness
  • Android ‘Phone Hub’ begins arriving in Chrome OS for a select few
  • Uber buying Drizly for $1.1b
  • Clubhouse's moment arrives


  • Stacey: Alternatives to Wink hub 
  • Jeff: Ben Evans' annual slideshow extravaganza
  • Ant: VERY HAPPY and PROUD Moment #hardhead

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