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

Nov 17th 2021

This Week in Google 638

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Pixel 6 debate, Icelandverse, Apple self-repair program, investing in people
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Category: News
  • Goodbye, Staples Center. Hello, Arena.
  • US detains crypto-exchange exec for helping Ryuk ransomware gang launder profits.
  • Stacey hates her Pixel 6!
  • Be your own genius: Apple to Launch Self-Service Repair Program in Early 2022.
  • Google allegedly won’t release a new Pixelbook in 2022.
  • A Former Facebook VP Thinks Investing in Humans Is the Future of VC.
  • Introducing the Icelandverse.
  • Mark Zuckerberg's Response To Iceland Tourism Ad Mocking Meta.
  • Paperless office back again as print hardware supplies jam.
  • Why you should consider using vFlat for book scanning.
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are infectious in all the wrong ways.
  • Miramax Sues Quentin Tarantino Over ‘Pulp Fiction’ NFT Auction.
  • Google says it’s improving fingerprint scanner performance with a Pixel 6 update.
  • Google’s latest Maps features help you avoid the holiday shopping crowds.
  • Google Meet calls hosted by premium Workspace tiers now support up to 500 participants.
  • Android TV apps can be remotely installed from your phone via new Play Store feature.
  • Google Camera 8.4 brings Timer light, disabling Exposure controls, & more to older Pixel phones.
  • Twitter acquires Threader.
  • We Read Twitter for Entertainment, Trust It for News (Unless We Vote Republican)
  • Twitter Makes Big Changes For Devs As It Eyes Decentralized Future.
  • Crypto believers bid on U.S. Constitution.
  • WEB2 VS WEB3.
  • Say goodbye to disappearing tweets.
  • Substack says it has more than 1 million paid subscriptions.
  • Big media strikes back at Substack.
  • JPMorgan sues Tesla for $162m after Musk tweets soured share deal.


  • Stacey - Mozilla *privacy not included List
  • Stacey - The writing of the gods
  • Jeff - Logitech POP Keys Wireless Keyboard
  • Ant - Follow David Lei on Instagram.
  • Ant - Lensrentals Keeper Program Announced

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