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

Mar 17th 2021

This Week in Google 603

Sleeping With a Mime

Nest Hub with sleep tracking, Elon Musk is Technoking, Drone goes bowling
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Category: News
  • New Google Nest Hub tracks sleep without wearables, cameras
  • What Really Happened at ‘Reply All’?
  • Podcasting Is Booming. Will Hollywood Help or Hurt Its Future?
  • The State of Podcast Listening for 2021: Podcasting Finds a Way
  • Alphabet X: ‘Maya’ was a canceled ‘tricorder’ project to analyze skin health with lightwaves
  • Google Must Face Suit Over Snooping on ‘Incognito’ Browsing
  • Google’s Texas antitrust suit takes aim at Chrome’s Privacy Sandbox
  • Google calls Microsoft's support for Link Taxes "naked corporate opportunism"
  • US lawmakers propose Australia-style bill for media, tech negotiations
  • FB announces lots of ways to support independent writers: pages, newsletters, etc
  • What Facebook sees in newsletters
  • Instagram will no longer let adults message teens who don’t follow them
  • The Great Amazon Flip-a-Thon
  • Teen mastermind of Twitter hack pleads guilty, sentenced to three years
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk updates job title to “Technoking"
  • JPG File Sells for $69 Million, as ‘NFT Mania’ Gathers Pace
  • Nathan ‘Doggface’ Apodaca Selling Viral Longboarding Video as NFT
  • The Freedom Phone
  • California Bans "Dark Patterns" Under Landmark Privacy Law
  • Three new ways anyone can update Google Maps
  • Live Caption comes to Chrome
  • YouTube is rolling out copyright checks for videos before they’re published
  • YouTube Shorts beta starts rolling out in the US
  • Google Family Link lets parents set ‘always allowed’ apps, get more detailed activity reports
  • A Drone Went Bowling. Hollywood Noticed
  • Uber reclassifies 70k UK workers as employees


  • Stacey: Phyn Plus Smart Water Assistant
  • Leo: A Hacker Got All My Texts for $16
  • Jeff: Sperm whales in 19th century shared ship attack information
  • Ant: FLOSS Weekly 621: Dries Buytaert and Drupal
  • Ant: My YouTube Short

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