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

Jun 8th 2022

This Week in Google 667

Scuds Off the Bow of Sullivan

Twitter bots, NY Right to Repair, meme stock trading fix, USB-C in EU
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Category: News
  • Why Sheryl Sandberg Quit Facebook’s Meta.
  • In reversal, Twitter plans to comply with Musk’s demands for data.
  • Texas AG launches investigation against Twitter for allegedly misreporting fake bot accounts.
  • @TwitterBlue: Available now in Top Articles—a new way to find even more content you want to read: “People they follow" expands your results, showing the most-shared articles from the people you follow who they follow.
  • How San Francisco Became a Failed City.
  • New York state passes first-ever ‘right to repair’ law for electronics.
  • I Tried to Fix My iPhone Myself...Big Mistake.
  • We Tried Apple's iPhone Repair Program. You Shouldn't (Probably).
  • Right to disconnect: new law in effect in Ontario.
  • USB-C will be mandatory for phones sold in the EU ‘by autumn 2024’.
  • In meme stock trading fix, S.E.C. to preview new rules.
  • Rewriting Wall Street’s Rulebook.
  • Google Fi expands coverage on Pixel with Wi-Fi 'W+ network'.
  • Android 13 Inches Even Closer to Launch with Its Third Beta.
  • Android 12 Beta Program ends with QPR3, Pixel phones will automatically be unenrolled.
  • June’s Pixel Feature Drop: At a Glance flashlight & doorbell alerts, ‘pocket operator’ music maker.
  • Android Auto for Phone Screens is officially dying for everyone.
  • Pixel 6 Pro $100 off in first direct US Google Store discount.
  • Google Photos face grouping has a new retention policy, thanks to $100 million lawsuit.
  • Taco Bell of the Future!
  • DALL-E 2 generates images of Kermit The Frog in various films.
  • High-School Start Times Are Still Too Early for Teens.
  • Time for digital detox.
  • Twitter world leaders policy: What changed?
  • Nothing will reveal its first phone on July 12th.
  • Apple's Passkey Replaces Passwords With iPhone and Mac Authentication.
  • New York Mayor Adams Prioritizes Crypto Hype Over Affordable Broadband.
  • Bird is laying off 23% of staff.
  • Google employee Emma Haruka Iwao calculates the record pi digit.
  • Friendlyjordies: John Barilaro to be paid $715,000 by Google over YouTube videos.
  • Trippiest tech glitch ever.


  • Ant - NCAA Track and Field Championship Begins
  • Ant - Turn Signl
  • Ant - Order a Print from Ant
  • Jeff - Oh, you must have met the Queen

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