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

Dec 14th 2022

This Week in Google 694

The Fifty Shades of Stacey

Manu Cornet talks Twitter and art, Microsoft's Activision deal, Goblin Mode

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Guests: Manu Cornet
Category: News
  • “I thought I’d been hacked. It turned out I’d been fired”: tales of a Twitter engineer.
  • Elon Musk booed by crowd after Dave Chappelle brings him on stage at comedy gig.
  • How Manu feels about the Twitter debacle.
  • Did Manu ever get any heat for doing his comics while working at Google and Twitter?
  • Does Manu still like Twitter?
  • How did Manu feel about Elon when everything first started months ago?
  • What was the cartoon that Manu gave to Elon?
  • Twitter suspends account that tracked Musk’s private jet, despite billionaire’s ‘free speech’ pledge.
  • What is TikTok & is TikTok Safe?
  • More about how Manu coded at Twitter.
  • How does Manu draw his comics?
  • FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried was arrested in the Bahamas.
  • @cfarivar: BREAKING: A federal judge in SF has just ruled against Twitter, mandating that severance packages to fired employees must include mention of an ongoing lawsuit, Cornet v. Twitter.
  • The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan (just between you and me)
  • Leo looks a the Goomics book.
  • Lina Khan, Aiming to Block Microsoft’s Activision Deal, Faces a Challenge.
  • FTC Seeks to Block Microsoft Corp.’s Acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Inc.
  • We’re All Capable of Going ‘Goblin Mode’
  • How To Listen to and Understand Great Music.
  • Students Rebel Against Heat-Sensing Crotch Monitor Surveillance Devices.


  • Stacey: DIRIGERA: Hub for smart products.
  • Manu: How many elements are in a modern smartphone?
  • Stacey: The Photographic Card Deck of the Elements: With Big Beautiful Photographs of All 118 Elements in the Periodic Table.
  • Ant: Have I Been Trained? (AI)
  • Ant: Shout Out To Miss Sheila Johnson.
  • Leo: Google’s Blob Opera is back with Guitar Hero-inspired rhythm-based music game.

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