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

Nov 9th 2022

This Week in Google 689

Rusticated and Rectified

Blue vs grey checkmarks, Meta layoffs, FTX Binance collapse, Google One VPN

Records live every Wednesday at 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 21:00 UTC.
Guests: Glenn Fleishman
Category: News
  • Twitter vs Mastodon.
  • Twitter begins to roll out, then kills, grey checkmarks for high-profile accounts.
  • Here’s how a Twitter engineer says it will break in the coming weeks.
  • Meta Lays Off More Than 11,000 Employees.
  • Sam Bankman-Fried's FTX Empire Faces US Probe Into Client Funds, Lending.
  • Robinhood Collapses Following Difficulties of Savior.
  • Twitter Is Our Future - by James Fallows.
  • SpaceX adds data restrictions for Starlink power users.
  • On Twitter, Elon Musk Details His Plans for Twitter’s Business.
  • Bullshit Reporting: The Intercept’s Story About Government Policing Disinfo Is Absolute Garbage.
  • Matter launch event: Hands-on with the newest Matter devices.
  • Google Messages tests redesigned photo picker.
  • Stadia refunds start today as Google provides more details on what to expect.
  • Google One VPN coming to desktop with Mac and Windows apps.
  • First Pixel 7 update rolling out with three fixes for display and system.
  • Optimized YouTube Shorts player for TVs rolling out.
  • Google and Renault are developing a 'software-defined vehicle' together.
  • Berkeley moves toward banning all right turns on red lights.
  • Amazon’s new electric vans will be making deliveries in over 100 U.S. cities this holiday season.
  • TikTok slashes global revenue targets by at least $2bn.
  • How online mobs act like flocks of birds.
  • Zoomtopia.


  • Glenn - Legal fund for Alex Norris "oh no" comics.
  • Jeff - Dystopian Candy Crush Drone Fleet Unleashed Into Skies Above New York.
  • Jeff - Drones complete incomplete monuments.
  • Ant - LumaFusion available in Beta on Android and ChromeOS.
  • Ant - Canon EOS Webcam Utility PRO Announced.
  • Ant - There_I_Ruined_It on Instagram.
  • Ant - Rancho Cotate Athlete of the week Jacob Pruitt.

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