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

Sep 14th 2022

This Week in Google 681

Drop, Cover, and Hold On

Matt Mullenweg interview, Pixelbook cancelled, floppy disk shop

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Guests: Matt Mullenweg
Category: News
  • Interview with Matt Mullenweg.
  • Stable Diffusion Finally Released To The Public.
  • Did you know in the beginning what you wanted to do with Automattic?
  • How do you feel about Twitter's Bluesky initiative?
  • How has Wordpress survived the blogging winter?
  • What excites you about how Wordpress is being used?
  • When did Tumblr come along and how does it contrast with WordPress?
  • What is the ongoing investment in scale of effort to keep Tumblr "nice"?
  • How does Tumblr make money?
  • What does it take to reinvigorate comments?
  • Is Tumblr in competition with other traditional social networks?
  • What are your interests outside of Automattic these days?
  • Introducing Sonic Sphere, the 9th Kugelauditorium.
  • Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing - Jacob Collier.
  • What do you think of Web3?
  • What frontiers are next for Matt Mullenweg?
  • Google’s next Pixelbook Chromebook is canceled.
  • Twitter Shareholders Are Poised to Approve Elon Musk Takeover Deal.
  • TikTok’s Secret To Explosive Growth? ‘Billions And Billions Of Dollars’ Says Snap CEO Evan Spiegel.
  • Photography on VERO.
  • Billionaire No More: Patagonia Founder Gives Away the Company.
  • News of Queen Elizabeth II's death broke on Twitter before the BBC.
  • Ocean Shipping Rates Have Plunged 60% This Year.
  • Google loses appeal over illegal Android app bundling, EU reduces fine to €4.1 billion.
  • Mr Beast bonkers in NJ.
  • Shake Shack and YouTube team up for new menu items.
  • Chipotle's New Menu Item Made Its Debut in a Metaverse Game.
  • Judge Allows McFlurry Machine Repair Lawsuit to Proceed.
  • Software fees to make up 10% of John Deere's revenues by 2030.
  • We Spoke With the Last Person Standing in the Floppy Disk Business.
  • Amy Klobuchar’s Link Tax Bill Put On Hold Because She Doesn’t Understand Her Own Bill And Ted Cruz Doesn’t Understand The 1st Amendment.
  • Google Photos rolling out collage editor, Memories sharing, and more styles.
  • Google previews iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets for Gmail, Maps, and more.
  • Get more done and have fun with new Android features.
  • Here’s everything new in Android 13 QPR1 Beta 1.
  • Pixel 6a September update rolling out with fingerprint sensor ‘improvements’.
  • Google previews Android’s new emoji ahead of December launch, releases animated collection.


  • Ant - 2 earthquakes with magnitudes greater than 4.0 shake Santa Rosa.
  • Ant - Here's Why Craigslist Still Looks the Same After 25+ Years.
  • Jeff - $6 billion paid to the music industry in 12 months.

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