This Week in Google with Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Paris Martineau

Feb 24th 2021

This Week in Google 600


Facebook calls truce in Australia, Pixel saves a man's life, Fry's is done, Gamestop doubles again

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Category: News
  • Facebook to reverse news ban on Australian sites, government to make amendments to media bargaining code
  • Murdoch’s law and the net
  • GameStop shares soar more than 100% amid executive shuffle
  • Trump reportedly appealed to FB Oversight Board
  • Sheryl Sandberg and Top Facebook Execs Silenced an Enemy of Turkey to Prevent a Hit to the Company’s Business
  • Taco Bell chicken sandwich/taco! Pickled jalapeño > pickle
  • A second Google A.I. researcher says the company fired her
  • Why did I leave Google or, why did I stay so long?
  • Alphabet in talks with Spanish publishers to bring Google News back, sources say
  • Biden admin plans executive order to address chip-shortage woes
  • Google Pixel phone saved an unconscious man from being trapped in an overturned vehicle for hours
  • Google-linked smart city plan ditched in Portland
  • Samsung now updates Android for longer than Google does
  • It's the End of an Era: Fry's Calls It Quits
  • Birders fighting over celeb birds on Twitter
  • Dorsey says Twitter needs to go all-in on subs
  • California can finally enforce its landmark net neutrality law, judge rules
  • YouTube to Let Parents Set Up Supervised Accounts for Kids Under 13
  • Google surfacing lightweight HTML5 games in Discover, Chrome around the world
  • Android’s latest update will let you schedule texts, secure your passwords, and more
  • Apple TV App Is Now Available on Chromecast With Google TV
  • Jetpack Compose enters beta, making Android UI development easier
  • Google is bringing games to Android Auto, and no, it’s not Stadia
  • Google Calendar now lets you set split working hours, repeating OOO entries
  • Google Chat website getting a Gmail-like redesign with Hangouts-style chat windows


  • Stacey: Ting Fire Safety
  • Jeff: The music industry makes more money but has more mouths to feed
  • Ant: "W" is for Whack
  • Leo: Lena @ Things Of Interest

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