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

Nov 10th 2021

This Week in Google 637

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Twitter Blue, Amazon's distopian holiday ad, Google's big EU fine, "on background"
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Category: News
  • Leo recaps his Oaxaca trip.
  • Twitter Blue launches today in the US with Ad-Free Articles.
  • Twitter is building a crypto team.
  • Square is going to make a hardware wallet for bitcoin.
  • Google loses appeal against $2.7bn EU antitrust fine.
  • YouTube is removing the dislike count on all videos across its platform.
  • Troubleshooting Stacey's new Pixel 6 Pro.
  • Judge denies stay in Epic v. Apple.
  • AMP Has Irreparably Damaged Publishers’ Trust in Google-led Initiatives.
  • Updating The Verge’s background policy.
  • Brain Implant Translates Paralyzed Man's Thoughts Into Text With 94% Accuracy.
  • Adele debuts new song 'Hold On' in Amazon holiday ad.
  • Facebook's "Meta" Trademark Application.
  • Missing Girl Is Rescued After Using Hand Signal From TikTok.
  • TikTok food creators (damnit, where's Salt_Hank?)
  • TikTok @Jax plus violin.
  • #TeamSeas: Help us remove 30 million pounds of trash by January 1st, 2022.
  • Google is taking sign-ups for Relate, a voice assistant that recognizes impaired speech.
  • Google Assistant no longer offers ‘Your News Update’ audio digests.
  • Google Home 2.46 for Android brings promised Android/Google TV remote.
  • Nest Hub (2nd gen) update adds sleep stages & localized snore detection, tracking now free until 2023.
  • Adaptive Sound feature appears to be rolling out now to Pixel 6 devices.
  • Used car market gets even more bizarre.
  • TwitterTV: make an account a screensaver.
  • The Chip That Could Transform Computing.

Picks:

  • Stacey - Happy holidays! Here’s our 2021 gift guide!
  • Ant - The Harder They Fall on Netflix
  • Ant - Congrats and Good Luck to RCHS
  • Ant - Register for the Wanderers' Photo Workshop
  • Jeff - Apple’s first computer, a collector’s dream, could fetch $500,000 at auction
  • Jeff - How much Wikipedia weighs

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