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

Jun 1st 2022

This Week in Google 666

No Country for Old Lobsters

Sheryl Sandberg leaves Meta, Texas social media law, resist crypto
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Category: News
  • Sheryl Sandberg leaving Meta after 14 years.
  • Zuckerberg: It's the end of an era. After 14 years, my good friend and partner Sheryl Sandberg is stepping down as COO of Meta.
  • Elon Musk asks all Tesla employees to come back to the office or quit.
  • High Court Halts Texas Law Targeting Social Media Platforms.
  • Tech experts urge Washington to resist crypto industry’s influence.
  • Block’s Cash App adopts Lightning Network for free bitcoin payments.
  • Star Wars stands with Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Moses Ingram amid racist fan backlash.
  • What is @SwedenGate? How the Internet Turned on Sweden For Not Feeding House Guests.
  • #SwedenGate: This Twitter thread explains why Swedes don’t serve their guests food.
  • Tim Hortons App Tracked People Illegally, Canada Watchdogs Say.
  • Top Gun: Maverick Used A.I. to Recreate Val Kilmer’s Voice.
  • Hear Val Kilmer's AI voice – Sonantic.
  • US Charges Ex-OpenSea Exec With NFT Insider Trading.
  • France officially bans English gaming terms like 'eSports' and 'streaming'.
  • Want to make it in the music industry? You better go viral on TikTok.
  • This Maine lobsterman is a TikTok sensation.
  • The joy of watching movies through a Snapchat filter.
  • Google is combining Meet and Duo into a single app for voice and video calls.
  • Google Docs is getting a big upgrade to formatting.
  • YouTube for Android and iOS can now connect to your TV for easy commenting and sharing.
  • Google TV’s new app launches on the iOS App Store with the ability to use a mobile device as a remote.
  • Google TV app is now available on iOS, replaces Play Movies & TV.
  • Chrome OS 102 rolling out: USB-C cable alerts, better ZIP file handling, more.
  • Dotdash (Meredith/Time Inc) killing mass print, going for niche print.
  • Jonas Brothers start new texting subscription business.
  • iRobot OS is the newest ‘brain’ for your Roomba.
  • We tried it: Clockwork's 10-minute "robot manicure".


  • Stacey - Bo Burnham’s new hour-long video goes behind Inside (and has new songs)
  • Jeff - Who are the people at the center of Black Twitter?
  • Jeff - Meet TikTok’s 2022 Class of LGBTQ+ Trailblazers
  • Jeff - It’s always Pride on the Old Gays TikTok
  • Ant - Canon R10 announced
  • Ant - Canon R7 announced

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