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

Mar 31st 2021

This Week in Google 605

Sausage Fingers

Clubhouse clones, Google data collection, Substack alternatives, Google Stack
Records live every Wednesday at 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 21:00 UTC.
Guests: Mike Elgan
Category: News
  • How a full moon and a ‘huge lever’ helped free Ever Given from Suez canal
  • Substack is raising $65 million amid newsletter boom
  • LinkedIn confirms it’s working on a Clubhouse rival, too
  • Spotify enters live social audio with acquisition of Locker Room
  • The Unofficial Twitter Spaces FAQ
  • Discord’s new Clubhouse-like feature, Stage Channels, is available now
  • Cameo Aims to Connect Celebrities With Fans and It’s Now Valued at $1 Billion
  • Google collects 20 times more telemetry from Android devices than Apple from iOS
  • Google testing Memory as add-on to assistant: combination of to-do list, notes app, reading list, Pinterest
  • Google Stack, to organize your (paper) documents
  • Obsidian is a powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files
  • Don't shun Dr. Google — researching mysterious symptoms online is actually a good idea, study finds
  • T-Mobile is betting big on Google’s Android services: RCS, YouTube TV, Pixel, and more
  • HoloLens for 120,000 Army personnel: Microsoft inks $21.9 billion deal
  • Google canceling April Fools’ Day jokes for the second year in a row
  • Voltswagen: A new name for a new era of e-Mobility
  • Amazing Icelandic volcano drone footage
  • Twitter’s ‘unofficial mayor’ Chrissy Teigen quits platform after years of harassment
  • You and the Algorithm: It Takes Two to Tango
  • Facebook sets reopening date for S.F., Bay Area offices, with no free food and no transit
  • Google: Some workers are likely to return to U.S. offices in April
  • Periscope shuts down today
  • Socially distanced dance troupe
  • Sources: Google’s next wireless earbuds are the ‘Pixel Buds A’
  • Google is making some big upgrades to directions in Google Maps
  • Google Meet extending ‘unlimited’ video calls for free Gmail accounts to June
  • Google TV rolling out ‘Kids Profiles’ to Chromecast now
  • Say "Hey Google..." to the new Fiat 500 Family
  • YouTube tests hiding dislike counts in response to targeted campaigns, improve wellbeing
  • Verizon will shut down its 3G network in 2022
  • I Like That The Boat Is Stuck


  • Mike - Hey World
  • Mike - AeroPress Go
  • Mike - ImprovedTube
  • Jeff - SHARGE: World Smallest 65W 3-Port Laptop & USB Wall Charger
  • Ant - I Created Some Lightroom and Capture One Presets

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