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

Jun 2nd 2021

This Week in Google 614

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Amazon Sidewalk, ZenBooths, Trump on Facebook, UK cookie guidance
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Category: News
  • Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors
  • New UK Cookie Guidance changes everything
  • Google diversity head in 2007: Jews have ‘insatiable appetite for war’
  • Trump blog page shuts down for good
  • Microsoft acquires ReFirm Labs for IoT security bolstering
  • Google gets enthusiastic green light for a multi-billion-dollar San Jose campus
  • Chrome is up to 23% faster in M91 and saves over 17 years of CPU time daily
  • Google Nears Settlement of Ad-Tech Antitrust Case in France
  • Quic gives the internet's data transmission foundation a needed speedup
  • YouTube Says It Paid Out $4 Billion to Music Industry Over Past 12 Months
  • Amazon Introduces Tiny ‘ZenBooths’ for Stressed-Out Warehouse Workers
  • Cannabis stocks rally after Amazon endorses legalization
  • Amazon Faced 75,000 Arbitration Demands. Now It Says: Fine, Sue Us
  • Pennsylvania police chief charged after threatening citizen over critical Facebook posts
  • Fall River police officer suspended for Facebook post after Derek Chauvin verdict
  • Philly police officer fired over Facebook posts reinstated
  • Orange County deputy suspended over TikTok videos
  • A California teenager pushed a bear off her property in the wildest TikTok video
  • Chrome OS 91 rolling out: Nearby Share launch, app notification badges, and more
  • Chrome for Android adds a built-in screenshot tool and editor in the Share menu
  • Apple TV app is now available on all Android TV devices, too
  • Google Search adds fabulous Pride Month Easter egg
  • Google rolls out ‘Weather Frog’ clock to Nest Hub and Hub Max
  • Google Meet web redesign rolling out now with full availability in June
  • You can now quickly present Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to ongoing Meet calls
  • Stack Overflow acquired by Prosus for $1.8 billion
  • The NFT market bubble has popped and we’ve got the charts to prove it


  • Stacey - A Memory Called Empire
  • Jeff - A Rural-Urban Broadband Divide, but Not the One You Think Of
  • Jeff - Thomas Baekdal Naomi Osaka thread
  • Ant - Why Netflix's New Series High on the Hog Is a Must-Watch
  • Ant - Halston on Netflix
  • Ant - The CHAMP is HERE

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