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

Sep 1st 2021

This Week in Google 627

Pillow Not Included

Congress data demands, China limits gaming, Pigeon philanthropy
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Guests: Craig Newmark
Category: News
  • Introducing Craig Newmark!
  • Craig Newmark Philanthropies Supports Palomacy!
  • Capitol riot: Jan. 6 committee demands records from Facebook, Twitter, Google.
  • House Committee Investigating January 6th Capitol Invasion Goes On Social Media Fishing Expedition; Companies Should Resist.
  • Reddit bans Covid misinformation forum after ‘go dark’ protest.
  • Three hours a week: Play time's over for China's young video gamers.
  • Google doodle: "Get vaccinated. Wear a mask. Save lives."
  • Google, Apple Hit by First Law Threatening Dominance Over App-Store Payments.
  • Google's new Pixel 5A ad spoofs Apple with humorous ode to the headphone jack.
  • Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Launching October 28th.
  • Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3.
  • Google’s New AI Photo Upscaling Tech is Jaw-Dropping.
  • Australian powers to spy on cybercrime suspects given green light.
  • Five Big Problems with Canada’s Proposed Regulatory Framework for “Harmful Online Content”
  • Amazon quietly building live audio business.
  • Telegram uncaps live stream viewers as part of big version 8.0 update.
  • Amazon now running 164 flights a day to deliver stock in the US.
  • Amazon’s answer to driver shortage: Hire pot smokers.
  • Google Calendar will break down how much of your work is spent in meetings.
  • Automate your whole day with the Assistant's new Daylong Routines.
  • Google Assistant rolling out a new trigger that starts routines when dismissing an alarm.
  • Here’s how Google Assistant’s upcoming ‘Quick phrases’ will let you skip ‘Hey Google’.
  • Google adds shipping and return labels to product listings in search and shopping tool.
  • Google rolling out first Pixel Buds A-Series firmware update to fix volume bug.
  • German publisher Axel Springer to acquire U.S. news website Politico for over $1 billion.
  • ‘I guess I’m having a go at killing it’: Salman Rushdie to bypass print and publish next book on Substack.
  • Happy birthday, Linux: From a bedroom project to billions of devices in 30 years.
  • Google developing its own CPUs for Chromebook laptops.


  • Leo - Google Colaboratory
  • Stacey - Donate blood if you can!
  • Jeff - First full image of 'new Vermeer' with uncovered Cupid released by Dresden museum
  • Ant - I sold two NFTs!

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