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

Dec 22nd 2021

This Week in Google 643

The Verdant Lady

Dorsey's anti-Web3 post, Reddit IPO, what Google killed in 2021, Pixel 6 update
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Category: News
  • Amazon, Meta Scrap CES Plans in Las Vegas After Covid Surge.
  • Jack Dorsey caused an uproar with a bizarre Web3 Twitter rant.
  • ‘Bitcoin will replace the US dollar’, says former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
  • Reddit Announces Confidential Submission of Draft Registration Statement Related to Proposed Public Offering.
  • Americans widely distrust Facebook, TikTok and Instagram with their data, poll finds.
  • Everything Google killed in 2021.
  • Google says Chrome OS users are ‘engaging’ with Android apps 50% more YoY.
  • Nearly 1,000 App Publishers Earned $1 Million for the First Time in 2021.
  • In 2021, the Internet went for TikTok, space and beyond.
  • Where is the December Update for the Pixel 6 Series?
  • Amazon Cloud Unit Draws Antitrust Scrutiny From Khan’s FTC.
  • Long but eventful drive to the hospital.
  • TikTok Is Getting Into the Restaurant Business.
  • TCL resumes selling its Google TVs after rolling out software fixes.
  • Verizon and Google Cloud to collaborate to deliver 5G mobile edge computing.
  • Chrome 100 could break some websites next year, but Google is working on solutions.
  • Melania Trump emerges to launch new NFT platform meant to ‘inspire’ — and earn cash.
  • Adidas reveals new NFT project with Bored Ape Yacht Club.
  • NFT of world's first text sells at auction.
  • ‘Severe weather alerts’ appear to be disabled for the Pixel Launcher ‘At a Glance’ widget.
  • Google is turning off the controls for OnHub routers at the end of 2022.
  • Google Voice lets you create custom rules for incoming calls.
  • Google finally stops selling the Home Mini after four years.

Picks:

  • Stacey - The Elevated Craft® Hybrid Cocktail Shaker.
  • Jeff - Public Domain Day 2022.
  • Stacey - The Big Book of Espionage.
  • Jeff - Internet Hall of Fame inductees.
  • Leo - I blew $720 on 100 notebooks from Alibaba and started a Paper Website business.
  • Bunny the talking dog learns to count.

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