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

Apr 14th 2021

This Week in Google 607

Let's Go to the Terminal

Pixel 5a 5G rumors, Pixel Watch, CCMI is dead, Project CHIP
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Category: News
  • Celebrating Johannes Gutenberg
  • Google announces Pixel 5A 5G by denying rumors it’s canceled
  • Google Pixel Watch Leaks With Dazzling Looks To Challenge Apple - Watch
  • Samsung's third Unpacked event of 2021 set for April 28
  • Is content moderation a dead end?
  • Podcast: LoRaWAN tries to co-opt Amazon Sidewalk
  • Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T have pulled the plug on CCMI, their big RCS project
  • Project CHIP embraces a timeline and the blockchain
  • FCC Permits Hot-car Sensors to Save Children
  • Biden Reassures Chip Summit of Bipartisan Support for Funds
  • Bridgerton the TikTok musical creators signed by CAA
  • Spotify Continues to Remove Joe Rogan Episodes — 42 Shows Deleted
  • Zoom zero-day discovery makes calls safer, hackers $200,000 richer
  • NSA Uncovers Serious Flaws in Microsoft Exchange Server, Urges Public to Patch
  • Amazon’s Alabama Union Vote: Here’s What Happens Next
  • Facebook is testing a video speed-dating app called Sparked
  • Google Assistant can now find/ring silenced iPhones as Duplex expands to online food orders
  • Android Heads Up! to keep you from walking into a pole
  • Google shuts down the shopping app
  • Google Play Movies & TV app to shut down in June
  • Google I/O 2021 homepage gets a countdown and Breakout easter egg
  • Google Pay ‘Spring Challenge’ offers a $30 reward for using the new app
  • Google discontinues ‘Oh So Orange’ Pixel Buds, sold out at all retailers
  • Steak-umm Reignites Twitter Beef With Neil DeGrasse Tyson Over Science: ‘Log Off Bro’
  • Coinbase opens at $102 billion valuation on the first day of public trading
  • TikTok as wellness app: "mental pacifier"


  • Stacey: You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism
  • Jeff: Donald Trump Caused The Techlash
  • Jeff: Here’s how Americans rank the 50 states, per YouGov
  • Ant: The Ol' Air Freshener Excuse
  • Ant: The Real House Plants of Sonoma County

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