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

Apr 13th 2022

This Week in Google 659

Keeping Up With the Higginbothams

Web3, Elon Musk, Gilbert Gottfried, Algospeak, DALL-E

Records live every Wednesday at 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.
Guests: Kevin Marks
Category: News
  • Twitter Edits You 2022-04-06.
  • Twitter reverts change that left blank spaces in place of deleted embedded tweets.
  • How does Kevin Marks code his website?
  • Elon Musk Sued Over Delay in Disclosing Twitter (TWTR) Stake.
  • Elon Musk cancels town hall with Twitter employees after declining Twitter board seat.
  • In major reversal, Elon Musk won’t join Twitter board.
  • Ukrainian power grid 'lucky' to withstand Russian cyber-attack.
  • TikTok's Russia strategy: Censorship, loopholes and propaganda.
  • Internet ‘algospeak’ is changing our language in real time, from ‘nip nops’ to ‘le dollar bean’.
  • The mystery of ⍼, a Unicode character of unknown purpose.
  • How to Protect Children From Big Tech Companies.
  • Gilbert Gottfried Was the Voice of Clippy.
  • Big Tech Is Pouring $925 Million Into Carbon Removal.
  • Intel sets 2040 net zero goal for carbon emissions.
  • Amazon’s IMDb TV changes its name to Freevee.
  • CNN+ struggles to lure viewers in its early days, drawing fewer than 10,000 daily users.
  • Mark Zuckerberg Security Costs $26.8 Million for Meta.
  • Google quietly launches its awaited ‘Switch to Android’ app on iOS.
  • Google Fi drops prices for its unlimited plans and adds more data.
  • Google now lets you search for things you can’t describe — by starting with a picture.
  • Google joins Samsung in working with iFixit on a self-repair program.
  • Latest Android 12 QPR3 Beta includes fix for Dirty Pipe exploit on Pixel 6.
  • DALL·E 2 can create original, realistic images and art from a text description.
  • New York's NFT vending machine.
  • Newmark puts $50 million into "cyber civil defense".
  • Roomba sucks up dogs tail.
  • 10 Audiobooks Narrators You Need To Follow on TikTok.
  • How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question by Michael Schur.
  • Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution by Elie Mystal.
  • The Sandman: Book of Dreams by Stefano Massini.
  • The Lehman Trilogy.
  • Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart.
  • The Sentence by Louise Erdrich.


  • Stacey - Echo by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • Jeff - Shein $100b valuation
  • Kevin - Carbon intensity energy map
  • Kevin - Random indieweb page
  • Kevin - Web3 is going just great

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