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

Aug 31st 2022

This Week in Google 679


Age Appropriate Design, Snap layoffs, Twitter Circle, Animal Translators
Records live every Wednesday at 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.
Guests: Mike Masnick
Category: News
  • California Senate Passes Three Awful Bills For The Internet; Will Newsom Sign Them?
  • ‘I turned my back on my film career to protect children online’
  • Senator Klobuchar's Latest Bad Idea: Letting Smaller Journalism Outlets Demand Payments For Links.
  • Elon Musk Cites Whistle-Blower Report as Reason to Scrap Twitter Deal.
  • Twitter Circle now available to everyone – here's how it works.
  • How Twitter’s child porn problem ruined its plans for an OnlyFans competitor.
  • Jack Dorsey says his biggest regret is that Twitter was a company at all.
  • How Snap’s Pandemic Hiring Frenzy Set It Up for Mass Layoffs.
  • Megan Coyne, the voice of New Jersey, is headed to the White House.
  • Fitness bike usage down 23%
  • Comcast and Charter face a grim new reality: actual competition.
  • AWS Private 5G – Build Your Own Private Mobile Network.
  • To save lives, issue connected vehicle technology waiver, NTSB tells FCC.
  • The Animal Translators.
  • Gumpy chef that swears alot.
  • Robert Kyncl Stepping Down as YouTube Chief Business Officer.
  • Google Search, Maps will identify confirmed veterans hospitals and abortion providers.
  • New ‘Made for Fitbit’ accessory line includes Pixel charging stand for Sense 2, Versa 4, & Charge 5.
  • Google Meet gets push-to-talk with space bar unmute shortcut.
  • How to Use Emojis in Google Docs: It Just Got Easier.
  • Pixel 4 and 4 XL dropped from Android Beta Program ahead of 13 QPR1.
  • Nest Doorbell will get these ringtones over the holidays – Oktoberfest starts September 5.
  • Watch Material You and Android UIs interpreted ‘in more physical ways’.
  • DALL-E adds "out-painting".
  • A "prompt marketplace" for DALL-E, et al.


  • Stacey - Philips Hue Tap Dial Switch.
  • Leo - Lexica.
  • Jeff - Crikey defense fund.
  • Jeff - Inside ‘crypto Woodstock,’ where technologists plot a utopian future.
  • Jeff - Invite to the first PAWA Paris Oct 14-15 2022.
  • Ant - Football Season is Here.
  • Ant - An Honor Shooting These Folks.
  • Ant - Like Astrophotography? Print Available.

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