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

May 4th 2022

This Week in Google 662

Made With Lard

Twitter earnings, Google IO preview, Airbnb WFH policy, T-Mobile home internet
Records live every Wednesday at 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 21:00 UTC.
Category: News
  • Elon Musk Plans to Take Twitter Public a Few Years After Buyout.
  • Inside Twitter's emotional Friday all-hands.
  • Twitter reports user bump, revenue miss for Q1, days after accepting Musk’s takeover bid.
  • Google previews I/O 2022 schedule, ‘What’s new’ keynotes, and sessions.
  • The latest Pixel Watch spec rumors show Google’s trying to make a flagship.
  • Parliament invites Elon to visit.
  • Elon Musk considers ‘slight’ Twitter fee for commercial users.
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends the 2022 Met Gala.
  • The Well: A Story of Love, Death & Real Life in the Seminal Online Community by Katie Hafner.
  • Snap’s new Pixy drone is a $230 selfie machine.
  • Airbnb tells employees they can work remotely forever...
  • All About Waffle House.
  • Concede defeat against bad speech.
  • Cameo lays off close to 90, including senior executives.
  • Amazon to reimburse U.S. employees who travel for abortions, other treatments.
  • SafeGraph is under fire for selling abortion data. Its CEO says more changes are coming.
  • T-Mobile 5G Home Internet promises $50/month lifetime rate, $20 off for phone subscribers, covering fees for switchers.
  • Facebook Pulls the Plug on Podcast Business After a Year.
  • Google TV announces ‘Favorite Channels’ for Live TV tab.
  • Google Play system updates for May bring Nearby Share to self, Google Help redesign, and more.
  • Google Assistant in Chrome, powered by Duplex, can now auto-change stolen passwords.
  • May’s Pixel 6 and 6 Pro update primarily improves haptic feedback.
  • Google prepares ‘ChromeOS’ rebrand to drop the space.
  • Theranos merchandise on eBay sparks bloodlust among Elizabeth Holmes fans.
  • How to Zoom Your Room: Room Rater's Ultimate Style Guide.
  • Salt_Hank is killing it!!

Picks:

  • Stacey - Schlage Encode Plus Smart Wi-Fi lock: Apple Home Key arrives
  • Jeff - 1990 Press Photo Jeff Jarvis, Founding Managing Editor of Entertainment Weekly on eBay
  • Jeff - The Long S
  • Ant - ULANZI Handheld Light Wand
  • Ant - Fish Oil by Nature's Bounty
  • Ant - Puritan's Pride Odorless Garlic
  • Ant - The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir

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