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

Nov 16th 2022

This Week in Google 690

Search For Hardcore

FTX celebrity fallout, Musk's Twitter purge, goodbye Protocol,

Records live every Wednesday at 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 21:00 UTC.
Guests: Mike Elgan
Category: News
  • Larry David, Tom Brady, Stephen Curry, Other Celebs Sued Over FTX Crypto Exchange Collapse.
  • Stars Likely to Be More Careful in Ads After Lloyd Bridges Case.
  • Taylor Swift ticket meltdown sparks outrage about Ticketmaster’s power.
  • Elon Musk says the new Twitter Blue will relaunch on November 29th.
  • Elon Musk ignored Twitter’s internal warnings about paid verification.
  • Mastodon Has Officially Retired the 'Toot,' Its Version of the Tweet.
  • Substack isn't a social network. It's better.
  • Proposal for quote-boost.
  • Elon's paranoid purge.
  • Musk issues ultimatum to staff: Commit to ‘hardcore’ Twitter or leave.
  • Elon Musk delivers jaw-dropping, bold testimony at his Tesla trial over Twitter’s issues with the FTC.
  • Farewell from Protocol.
  • Amazon begins layoffs as economic woes mount.
  • With 10k layoffs looming, Jeff Bezos grants Dolly Parton millions and pledges his fortune to charity.
  • Evernote’s Next Move: Joining the Bending Spoons Suite of Apps.
  • Twitter is Going Great!
  • City birds are changing their tune.
  • NASA’s Modern Moon Program Is Finally off the Ground.
  • Google Wallet arrives on Fitbit smartwatches, new countries.
  • Android Auto beta program opens up to more users.
  • Google Fi’s throwing in a free year of YouTube Premium for Unlimited Plus subscribers.
  • Google One VPN app rolls out for Mac and Windows.
  • Facebook fact-checkers will stop checking Trump after presidential bid announcement.


  • Mike - Debirdify
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  • Jeff - Portable, off-grid hotels
  • Ant - JAYEGT Motorized Rotating Display Stand
  • Ant - I Thought #Hardhead Had 5 Of 'Em

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