This Week in Google with Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Paris Martineau

Dec 1st 2021

This Week in Google 640

That Bret Taylor?

Dorsey leaves Twitter, Square becomes Block, Don't Be Evil lawsuit, Jim Warren

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Category: News
  • @Jack: not sure anyone has heard but, I resigned from Twitter.
  • Who is Parag Agrawal?
  • Twitter Has a New CEO; What About a New Business Model?
  • Twitter bans sharing 'private' images and videos without consent.
  • Jack Dorsey’s Square changes corporate name to Block.
  • Edge users aren’t happy about Microsoft’s built-in ‘buy now, pay later’ tool.
  • Average American Credit Card Debt in 2021: $5,525.
  • Onion: Self-Important Asshole Making Big Show About Leaving Twitter.
  • Black Friday shopping in stores drops 28% from pre-pandemic levels.
  • PayPal CEO says spending via its buy-now-pay-later service soared 400% on Black Friday, as inflation bites and shoppers feel the pinch.
  • Meta has chosen AWS as its long-term strategic cloud provider.
  • AWS re:Invent | Amazon Web Services.
  • Nasdaq to Move Markets to Amazon’s Cloud.
  • AMD Rallies After Landing Meta in Latest Server Chip Win.
  • Finland Researchers Say First Quantum Computer Is Up and Running.
  • Google’s ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Motto Goes to Court.
  • U.K. regulators order Facebook-owner Meta to sell Giphy.
  • Huge fines and a ban on default passwords in new UK law.
  • Salesforce promotes Bret Taylor to co-CEO alongside Benioff.
  • Google announces grab bag of new Android features for the end of 2021.
  • Google rolling out Android digital car key support to Pixel 6, Galaxy S21 on select BMWs.
  • Android TV 12 is now available, unclear when it’s headed to Chromecast with Google TV.
  • Chrome OS 96 rolling out: Camera tweaks, Nearby Share in Android apps, more.
  • 2021 Tesla Model Y review: Nearly great, critically flawed.
  • 23andMe is using spac funds to develop new drugs against cancer.
  • 150 HP multi-function printer types vulnerable to exploit.
  • Indonesian Court Gives The Government Permission To Pull The Plug On The Internet Whenever It Feels Threatened.
  • New rule will allow debt collectors to track you down on social media.
  • Democrats Push Bill to Outlaw Bots From Snatching Up Online Goods.
  • Is watching the 1984 Ghostbusters movie killing people? A Statistician's Perspective.
  • Microsoft’s Satya Nadella Sells Half of His Shares in the Company.
  • The Prince symbol has been salvaged from a 1993 floppy disk.
  • Jim Warren, Early Influencer in Personal Computing, Dies at 85.


  • Stacey - Fi Smart Dog Collar
  • Jeff - Mobile phone museum
  • Jeff - Jack Dorsey's Net Worth After Twitter Farewell
  • Ant - Hardheads Playoff loss
  • Ant - Watch FLOSS featuring Lisa LeVasseur
  • Ant - The 5 Love Languages Hardcover Special Edition: The Secret to Love That Lasts

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