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

Jan 25th 2023

This Week in Google 700

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Google job cuts, ChatGPT malware, To Leslie, AmazonSmile to close

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Guests: Richard Hay
Category: News
  • Google Parent Alphabet to Cut 12,000 Jobs.
  • Interview with Richard Hay.
  • Google Slashes Jobs at Incubator Area 120 as Part of Cuts.
  • Meta to Reinstate Trump’s Facebook and Instagram Accounts.
  • AmazonSmile set to close, Amazon announces.
  • Mastodon founder has a message for Elon Musk.
  • Twitter’s new developer terms ban third-party clients.
  • Elon Musk Explores Raising Up to $3 Billion to Help Pay Off Twitter Debt.
  • Ivory: The Magnificent Mastodon App.
  • We tried to run a social media site and it was awful.
  • DOJ sues Google over its dominance in online advertising market.
  • Justice Department calls for breakup of Google in new antitrust lawsuit.
  • More on Google and AI; OpenAI, Integration, and Microsoft.
  • ChatGPT passes MBA exam given by a Wharton professor.
  • @divergencearran: Earlier this evening @kevinrose was phished into signing a malicious signature that allowed the hacker to transfer a large number of high-value tokens.
  • ChatGPT is enabling script kiddies to write functional malware.
  • T-Mobile (TMUS) Says Hacker Stole Data for 37 Million Customers.
  • PCs past fans: active cooling chip.
  • HBO's 'The Last of Us' Infects Your Google Search With Creepy Fungus.
  • To Leslie' and the word-of-mouth campaign that got Andrea Riseborough an Oscar nomination.
  • Virginia man sues Chick-fil-A in SF court over sharing data with Facebook.
  • The lights have been on at a Massachusetts school for over a year because no one can turn them off.
  • Google Clock 7.4 update tests buttons for ending alarms.
  • Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2.1 rolling out with Bluetooth and 5G fixes for Pixel.
  • Google Meet making it easier to share files during calls.
  • Waze now supports Android Auto’s ‘Coolwalk’ dashboard; will users actually start getting it now?


  • Stacey - Jabra 85H.
  • Stacey - The AirPods Pro 2nd gen as smart hearables puts a smile on my face.
  • Jeff - The library that Jeff wants.
  • Ant - StellaPro Reflex-S On Sale.

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