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

Jul 27th 2022

This Week in Google 674

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Tech earnings tanked, Instagram changes, TikTok in China, leap second

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Category: News
  • Alphabet misses on earnings and revenue for second quarter.
  • Google earnings signal company weathering slowdown better than expected.
  • Mark Zuckerberg braces Meta employees for ‘intense period’.
  • Instagram Admits It’s ‘Not Good’ After Kardashians Beg It to Stop Copying TikTok.
  • Introducing Home and Feeds on Facebook.
  • Zuck Turns Up the Heat.
  • Sunset of the social network.
  • @elonmusk: The media is a click-seeking machine dressed up as a truth-seeking machine.
  • Inside TikTok's Attempts to ‘Downplay the China Association’.
  • Google Fires Blake Lemoine, Engineer Who Called Its AI Sentient.
  • Google, like Amazon, will let police see your video without a warrant.
  • TikTok’s Pink Sauce chef defends her viral condiment.
  • Today's TikTok culinary horror: pizza sacrilege.
  • Why Does the Prison-Life Content on TikTok Feel So Familiar?
  • A Fond Farewell to the Chaotic Italian Sandwich Man of TikTok.
  • Google is adding Flyover-like aerial views to Maps.
  • Google Photos website starts showing the backup quality of every image.
  • Google Play gets a new logo for its 10-year anniversary.
  • Hangouts on Air is back as Google Meet brings YouTube livestreaming to free Gmail.
  • Pixel’s At a Glance widget starts showing Air Quality (AQI) alerts.
  • Google Drive, Docs, and other Workspace apps getting optimized for Android tablets.
  • Chromecast with Google TV finally supports streaming live video from new Nest Cams, Doorbell.
  • Chromebooks are getting a new, more advanced Google Photos movie editor.
  • Discovery of new UEFI rootkit exposes an ugly truth: The attacks are invisible to us.
  • Coding Mistake Made Intel GPUs 100X Slower in Ray Tracing.
  • The drive to save Choco Taco.
  • Chess robot grabs and breaks finger of a seven-year-old opponent.
  • Russia to drop out of International Space Station after 2024.
  • Why One Critical Second Can Wreak Havoc on the Internet.
  • How to Use BeReal, the 'Unfiltered' Social Media App.
  • Why Big Tech Is Making a Big Play for Live Sports.
  • Why Amazon is buying a little-known medical provider for $3.9 billion.
  • Frankfurt airport boss blames travel chaos on black suitcases.


  • Stacey - @secengineer on TikTok.
  • Jeff - @jeffjarvis: Well, damn, now I'm crying all over again. Newport put up two high-quality and complete videos from @jonimitchell's set.
  • Ant - Mac Arnold's 80th birthday celebrated with blues jam.

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