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

May 5th 2021

This Week in Google 610

Honey I Shrunk the Carters

Google's privacy robot, more Stadia departures, Google IO predictions
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Category: News
  • Google offices upon return: Privacy robot bubble walls, individual air, box lunches, no shuttles
  • How Basecamp blew up
  • Google Is Saving Over $1 Billion a Year by Working From Home
  • Pichai teases ‘significant’ announcements at Google I/O 2021 as product cycles return to normal
  • Apple hires an ex-Google AI scientist who resigned after colleagues' firings
  • Google Nest Hub shows up at Bluetooth SIG running ‘Fuchsia 1.0’
  • Google announces ‘Pixel Buds A-Series’ in inadvertent unveil
  • Stadia product head John Justice has left Google
  • Watch Live as SpaceX Attempts to Launch Its Upgraded Starship Prototype Rocket
  • Google's next Pixel phone could hop on the ultrawide bandwagon with Samsung and Apple
  • Chromebooks dominate the global PC market to 275% growth, with HP leading the charge
  • Mr. Beast, YouTube Star, Wants to Take Over the Business World
  • Oversight Board's decision on Trump
  • Jarvis thread on the decision: they punted
  • Florida is set to ban 'deplatforming' by tech companies
  • Signal Tries to Run the Most Honest Facebook Ad Campaign Ever, Immediately Gets Banned
  • Facebook to give $5m to local journalists covering communities
  • Amazon sees ‘positive outcome’ in FCC’s SpaceX satellite ruling
  • Twitter acquires Scroll, a big deal for its pay strategy & for the news industry's post-ad strategy
  • New York requires $15 broadband for poor people, promptly gets sued by ISPs
  • Yahoo and AOL, Early Internet Pioneers, Are Sold to Private Equity Firm
  • John Swartzwelder, Sage of “The Simpsons”
  • The computers are getting better at writing
  • Gary Vaynerchuk: NFT is the next Amazon
  • Dogecoin Co-Creator Sold All His Coins For Just Enough To Afford A Used Honda Civic In 2015 — Now DOGE Is Bigger Than Honda
  • Sony ditches DSLRs, moving the camera industry beyond film-era designs
  • Wide-Angle Oddity: Giant Bidens Meet Tiny Carters
  • It took Google 526 days to give you a way to search through Stadia’s 172 games
  • Google Assistant Will Now Finally Be Able to Say Your Name Correctly
  • Google Is Bringing a Google TV-Like Experience to Android Tablets
  • YouTube begins testing time-linked comments on videos


  • Jason - UAD Apollo Twin X
  • Jeff - Matrix mold for the letter H
  • Ant - Panfurware Music for Creators
  • Ant - FLOSS Weekly's SSI and DEMOSCENE Discussion
  • Ant - Younger #Hardhead Beats His Older Brother

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