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

Jul 13th 2022

This Week in Google 672

Lamination From the Heart

Twitter sues Elon Musk, Ev leaves Medium, Juul ban, World Emoji Day
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Guests: Cathy Gellis
Category: News
  • Twitter takes its fight against Elon Musk to the courts.
  • @MorganRicks1: I continue to think the interesting question in the Twitter/Musk deal isn't whether Musk has any plausible contractual basis for getting out of the deal (of course he doesn't) but what a judge would/will decide to do remedy-wise.
  • #ev: I'm sure there are legal/fiduciary reasons you have to say that, Bret. But if I was still on the board, I'd be asking if we can just let this whole ugly episode blow over.
  • How Elon Musk Damaged Twitter and Left It Worse Off.
  • How Elon’s bizarre Twitter takeover saga could have just been a cover for him to sell $8.5 billion in Tesla stock.
  • All About Jeff (not sure the in point on this one).
  • NASA says Bennu asteroid is basically just a ball pit.
  • As Elon Musk Walks, Twitter Workers Say No One’s in Charge.
  • Hindenburg goes long on Twitter, bets against Musk.
  • Evan Williams Is Stepping Down as C.E.O. of Medium.
  • Ev Williams gives up - by Casey Newton.
  • Copyright Protections for Press Publishers.
  • Read the memo Google’s CEO sent employees about a hiring slowdown.
  • Trump received special treatment from Twitter, a former employee tells January 6 committee.
  • Google Offers Concessions to Fend Off U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit.
  • Nothing officially announces flashy Phone 1, starting at £399.
  • Skateboarders vandalize Google self-driving car in San Francisco.
  • US Electric Car Sales Reach Key Milestone.
  • The Juul E-Cigarette Ban: Will It Make a Difference?
  • Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin.
  • Google rolling out Android 13 Beta 4 for Pixel as last major release before launch.
  • Don’t bother waiting for the Pixel 6a when Google’s Pixel 6 is discounted to $499.
  • Google Duo merger with Meet starts rolling out on Android.
  • Google One 2TB+ plans add premium Meet video features, like no 1-hour group limit.
  • YouTube is finally widely rolling out Picture-in-Picture for iPhone and iPad.
  • Chromecast with Google TV rolling out first update of 2022.
  • YouTube TV Has 5 Million-Plus Users, More Than Hulu Live TV Service.
  • @SazeracNELA: This Twitter thread, posted as a set of screen-capped text messages, is a finalist for the 2022 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.
  • MSCHF Invites You To “Eat The Rich” At Their Ice Cream Truck Pop-Up.
  • Happy World Emoji Day 2022.
  • Hostess launches $TWINKcoin snack cakes.
  • Exclusive: The Information launching a social network for subscribers.
  • Because Vulnerable People Need Section 230, The Copia Institute Filed This Amicus Brief At The Eleventh Circuit.
  • GOG.com (formerly Good Old Games)
  • Stray by BlueTwelve Studio.

Picks:

  • Cathy - Pics of the Boston harbor.
  • Jeff - Office occupancy stuck at 50%
  • Jeff - BMW starts selling heated seat subscriptions for $18 a month.
  • Jeff - Boohoo starts charging shoppers £1.99 to return items.
  • Ant - Lols via Lensrentals.
  • Leo - Astronomy Picture of the Day.
  • Ant - Mini Follow-focus from SmallRig.
  • Ant - Mikah launched Hands-on Mac.

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