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

Apr 27th 2022

This Week in Google 661

Oligarchs At the Gate

Musk is buying Twitter, Alphabet's disappointing earnings, typeset nerdery

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Category: News
  • Elon Musk: There’s a reason no smart buyer already purchased Twitter.
  • Elon Musk Demonstrates How Little He Understands About Content Moderation.
  • Musk Not Allowed to Disparage Twitter When Tweeting About $44 Billion Deal.
  • Elon Musk buys Tesla a pounding Chinese headache.
  • Matt Levine’s Money Stuff: Elon Musk Got His Deal for Twitter.
  • Why exactly does Elon Musk want Twitter?
  • Elon Musk Might Be Just What Twitter Needs.
  • Breakingviews: Elon Musk probably won’t buy Twitter.
  • Again a man lets me fall on the spikes by myself.' Amber Heard laments about her public breakup from Elon Musk and admits she wasn't in love with him in emails to agent.
  • New York Times Pitchbot - @DougJBalloon.
  • CNET Rebrands And Invests For The Future.
  • Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works by Erik Spiekermann.
  • Alphabet Earnings Show Slowing Sales Growth on Digital-Ad Tumult.
  • YouTube’s huge miss shows digital media ad market is getting hit hard.
  • Google tells shareholders that YouTube Shorts is doing great, don’t worry about TikTok!
  • Pixel 6 is ‘fastest-selling Pixel ever’ as Sundar Pichai teases Android, new hardware at I/O 2022.
  • Alphabet announces $70 billion buyback.
  • Facebook earnings beat sends Meta stock soaring, but sales hit the slowest growth in a decade.
  • Jack Dorsey ditches Block CEO title for 'Block Head'
  • CNN+ streaming service pulls a Quibi, will shut down a month after launch.
  • Christina Warren's CNN+ swag and swag from failed companies and festivals.
  • Google Rolls Out New Cookie Rejection Banner in Europe.
  • Meta’s Sheryl Sandberg Pressured Daily Mail to Drop Bobby Kotick Reporting.


  • Glenn - Web3 is going just great
  • Jeff - Reddit is spending $1 million to fund its users’ best ideas and competitions
  • Leo - Mastodon
  • Leo - Internet spring cleaning: How to delete Instagram, Facebook and other accounts

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