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

Apr 19th 2023

This Week in Google 712

P for Prevaricate

Pixel Fold at IO, Samsung dumping Google Search, AI Drake and The Weeknd

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Category: News
  • Panic at Google: Samsung considers dumping search for Bing and ChatGPT.
  • Samsung can't dump Google for Bing as the default search engine on its phones.
  • Why Samsung Doesn't Want You to Use Google Apps.
  • AI could cause a mass-extinction of languages — and ways of thinking.
  • AI science search engines are exploding in number — are they any good?
  • ‘Overemployed’ Hustlers Exploit ChatGPT To Take On Even More Full-Time Jobs.
  • Google Devising Radical Search Changes to Beat Back A.I. Rivals.
  • Google’s Rush to Win in AI Led to Ethical Lapses, Employees Say.
  • ‘60 Minutes’ Made a Shockingly Wrong Claim About a Google AI.
  • Google to launch its first foldable phone, the ‘Pixel Fold,’ in June.
  • Sources: Pixel Tablet will have 8GB of RAM, four colors, and this included dock.
  • Report: Pixel 7a will cost $499, Pixel 6a will continue at a reduced price.
  • Nilay Patel's devastating interview with Chris Best.
  • Bluesky is my favorite Twitter clone yet.
  • Bluesky’s CEO wants to build a Musk-proof, decentralized version of Twitter.
  • Thousands fled to Mastodon after Musk bought Twitter. Are they still ‘tooting’?
  • NPR quits Twitter after being falsely labeled as 'state-affiliated media'.
  • AI makes up a duet with Drake & The Weeknd (nobody to complain about taking it down but publishers want to block AI).
  • Reddit Wants to Get Paid for Helping to Teach Big A.I. Systems.
  • Amazon releases photo dataset to program robots to replace crappy pick-and-pack Amazon jobs.
  • Bainbridge ferry: "Abandon ship!".
  • It’s now ‘Google Fi Wireless’ with redesigned app, icon, and more smartwatches.
  • You can now redeem Play Points for Google shirts, socks, water bottles, and more.
  • Nest Thermostat gets Matter support today, including Apple Home compatibility.
  • Google Chat rolling out Material You web redesign.
  • This College Football Program Mined Fanatics Consumer Data to Fuel a $1 Million Boost in Ticket Sales.
  • Will smart medicine drive privacy legislation? It should.


  • Stacey - Era 300: The Stereo Speaker With Dolby Atmos.
  • Jeff - Americans mostly believe the news they hear on podcasts.
  • Jeff - Last two computer magazines are dead.
  • Ant - LumaTouch Adds Multicam Support.
  • Ant - Shout Out To Mr. Terrell.
  • Jason - Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls by Lisa Damour Ph.D.

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