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

Oct 27th 2021

This Week in Google 635

I Too Like Music Band

Earnings galore, Pixel 6 Pro review highlights, Android 12L, smart TV wars
Records live every Wednesday at 4:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm Pacific / 21:00 UTC.
Guests: Mathew Ingram
Category: News
  • Google results: profit doubles.
  • Facebook results: Profits jump 17%.
  • Twitter Gains 5 Million Users in Q3, Grows Revenue 37% Despite Apple’s iPhone Privacy Change.
  • Microsoft beats revenue expectations, reporting 22% growth.
  • Apple’s ad changes wiped $142 billion off Snap, Facebook, and other online ad giants.
  • Facebook says it’s refocusing the company on ‘serving young adults'.
  • British MP’s death intensifies calls for an end to online anonymity.
  • Eight Things We Learned From the Facebook Papers.
  • FB's cringey Open Enrollment video.
  • Pixel 6 Pro reviews are in.
  • Google Built the Pixel 6 Camera to Better Portray People With Darker Skin Tones. Does It?
  • Android 12 is so last week: Meet Android 12L, now in developer preview.
  • Android 12L could vastly improve mobile apps on Chromebooks. Will it?
  • Surface Duo 2 Bumper review: Stupidly expensive, but also way better.
  • Google sought fellow tech giants' help in stalling kids' privacy protections, states allege.
  • Google Takes Up to 42% From Ads, States Claim in Lawsuit.
  • Richmond Bridge proves Jarvis is not insane to be bridge-phobic!
  • Google's Stadia Pivots To Being Some White Label Game Streaming Platform For Others To Use.
  • Google TV is reportedly ‘a top priority’ w/ higher partner payments than Roku offers, new ad push.
  • Leaked email allegedly shows that Google did ask Roku for special search treatment for YouTube.
  • Comcast introduces its own smart TV with its own OS.
  • Amazon Fire Smart TVs Now For Sale; Soon to Include Apple AirPlay.
  • Exclusive: Billionaires back new media firm to combat disinformation.
  • Google Chrome is working on combining tab groups and bookmarks, and we don't like it one bit.
  • Google adds an 'app drawer' to the Nest Hub, proving once again that smart displays are just fancy tablets.
  • Google is now accepting requests to remove images of minors from Search results.
  • Various upgrades to Gmail.
  • Google expands Pixel’s Call Screen feature to these 7 countries, rolling out now.

Picks:

  • Jeff - Moderation scale numbers
  • Jeff - 20 years of the iPod
  • Jeff - Indexing the creator economy
  • Ant - Wonder Years Reboot.
  • Ant - He Didn't Get the Record
  • Ant - How to Make Money While You are Sleeping: A Photographer’s Guide to Passive Income – And Other Savvy Business Strategies by Rick Sammon
  • Mathew - For the Price of a Tesla Model S, You Can Buy a Flying Car That Doesn’t Require a License
  • Jason - Google defends the Android 12 ‘Internet’ QS panel, details future Pixel Feature Drop tweak
  • Jason - Jason's first Movember

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