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

Feb 10th 2021

This Week in Google 598

I'm Not a Cat

Breaking down social silos, TikTok sale on hold, home-made COVID vaccine
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Category: News
  • Scandinavian YouTube Responds to GM's Will Ferrell Super Bowl Ad.
  • Reddit's 5-second Superbowl ad.
  • Twitter results: $1b quarter; warns of user slowdown coming.
  • Bluesky: @Jack envisions an app store for social-media algos.
  • The EU looks set to follow Australia's lead by demanding Google and Facebook pay for news articles.
  • Amazon-box birthday cake.
  • TikTok Sale to Oracle, Walmart Is Shelved as Biden Reviews Security.
  • Pink's 9-year-old daughter Willow's singing debut.
  • TikTok and Universal Music Unveil ‘Expanded Global Alliance’
  • Making Vaccine - LessWrong.
  • How This New Yorker Created a Vaccine Appointment Website for $50.
  • Hacker Tried to Poison Florida City's Water Supply, Police Say.
  • Nevada bill would allow tech companies to create governments.
  • 23andMe Goes Public as $3.5 Billion Company With Branson Aid.
  • 20% of requests for Wikimedia Commons are for one image of a flower.
  • Google taps your phone cameras to measure your heart rate.
  • Google adds Out to Play memory collection for parents.
  • Google photo adds pinch-to-zoom for videos.
  • Google will delete your Play Music library later this month, emailing out final warning.
  • Google rolling out Cast firmware 1.52 to Nest Hub, Max: New Alarms UI, Sunrise, Zoom, and more.
  • Google rolling out new Pixel Buds firmware 553 update.


  • Stacey: Shelly Motion Sensor.
  • Jeff: TIkTok trend report.
  • Ant: ‘I’m Not a Cat,’ Says Lawyer Having Zoom Filter Difficulties.
  • Ant: Shout out to Erica Joy Baker for her appearance on Jeopardy!

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