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

Apr 6th 2022

This Week in Google 658

You Can't Edit This!

Twitter gets Elon Musk, Twitter edit feature, TikTok Musical wins a Grammy
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Category: News
  • Podcast listeners likely to be more curious and less neurotic – study.
  • Elon Musk buys 9.2% stake in Twitter.
  • Twitter confirms testing edit button; says it has nothing to do with that poll.
  • Anil Dash: Yeah, that’s bad. Wish they would have taken any of the many other suggestions of active users who could have been added to the board over the years.
  • Elon Musk joins the Twitter board - by Casey Newton.
  • How does everyone feel about an edit button on Twitter?
  • Twitter Edits You.
  • Substack sides with Musk.
  • The Newspaper Axis: Six Press Barons Who Enabled Hitler.
  • jack on Twitter: "the days of Usenet, IRC, the web...even email (w PGP)...were amazing. centralizing discovery and identity into corporations really damaged the internet. I realize I'm partially to blame and regret it."
  • José Andrés: Apple Maps was sending me into Russian-controlled territory.
  • Fortnite raised $144 million for Ukraine relief.
  • Blending technology with psychology to engage Russian people on the Ukraine war.
  • Mail2RU: Pop the Kremlin Propaganda Bubble.
  • Dead Lay Out in Bucha for Weeks, Refuting Russian Claim, Satellite Images Show.
  • ‘Unofficial Bridgerton Musical’ Becomes First Grammy-Winning Album to Originate on TikTok.
  • TikTok Is Funding Its First Musical, From Creative Lead Behind ‘Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical.
  • Mug cake tangent.
  • I tried Trump’s Truth Social so you don’t have to.
  • Two key tech execs quit Truth Social after a troubled app launch.
  • Alphabet’s Wing is bringing drone delivery to Texas this week.
  • Uber users could soon be picked up by S.F. taxis as the ride-hailing app teams with its competitors.
  • Fast, the Troubled Fintech Startup, Is Shutting Down.
  • Fast's collapse won't be unique.
  • Ant reviews the Olive Pro Earbuds.
  • The Olive Max 2-in-1 hearing aids come with adaptive hearing tech.
  • Google bribes employees to return to the office with a free scooter (subscriptions).
  • Google Cloud just built a data lakehouse on BigQuery.
  • Google Bans Apps With Hidden Data-Harvesting Software.
  • Ubiquiti seeks $425 million in damages against industry blogger Brian Krebs.
  • MLB to allow pitchers and catchers to use anti-sign-stealing technology during the regular season, sources say.
  • iHeartMedia building a new NFT network for podcasts.
  • Book on new street photography: taking pix of people's phone screens.
  • Google Maps to add toll road prices, more map details, Apple Watch improvements, and more.
  • Google Docs now offers emoji reactions.
  • Google delays when legacy G Suite users have to start paying, a no-cost waiting list coming.
  • Pixel 6 April update fixes camera and wireless charging issues, available today.
  • Google Translate can now auto-switch Gboard to the appropriate language.
  • Google hardware gets unified security reward program that covers Pixel, Nest, and Fitbit.
  • Wyze knew hackers could remotely access your camera for three years and said nothing.

Picks:

  • Stacey - Tertill Weeding Robot
  • Jeff - Elon Musk delayed filing a form and made $156 million
  • Jeff - Jeff's RoboBurger Adventure
  • Leo - BARE: The best of Twitter, minus the social and the media
  • Ant - Little Steve: and the Little Details
  • Ant - Freedom LUTs to Help Support Skylum in Ukraine
  • Ant - Successful Platypod Extreme Kickstarter
  • Ant - I Don't Remember the Convo, but THANKS Atoms

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