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

Apr 26th 2023

This Week in Google 713

Creased Cargo Shorts

Alphabet earnings, teens and social media, blue check, Authenticator 2FA

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Category: News
  • Alphabet reports revenue and earnings beat for first quarter.
  • Only 28 legacy verified users signed up for Twitter Blue hours after Elon Musk removed their checkmarks.
  • Elon Musk Figured Out the Media’s Biggest Weakness.
  • Facebook Made BuzzFeed, Then Killed It.
  • Jonah and the Whale.
  • Traffic by Ben Smith.
  • Pichai teases AI, Pixel, and Android at Google I/O 2023.
  • Nate Silver Out at 538, ABC News as Disney Layoffs Hit ABC News.
  • These celebrities ‘subscribed to Twitter Blue.’ Except they’re dead.
  • Jean Twenge is ready to make you defend your generation again.
  • Jarvis thread on further research regarding teens and social media.
  • Senators unveil bipartisan legislation to ban kids under 13 from joining social media platforms.
  • Meta Reports First Quarter 2023 Results.
  • Tucker Carlson’s Vulgar, Offensive Messages About Colleagues Helped Seal His Fate at Fox News.
  • Look Out, Tesla, There’s a Really Tiny Competitor in Your Rearview Mirror.
  • U.S. Supreme Court to decide if public officials can block critics on social media.
  • School Chromebooks are creating huge amounts of e-waste.
  • Tesla wins lawsuit over Autopilot Model S crash.
  • Video of the Pixel Fold.
  • AI-generated Drake song is an insult to the artistry of hip-hop.
  • Grimes invites people to use her voice in AI songs.
  • Google Authenticator finally, mercifully adds account syncing for two-factor codes.
  • Google on why Authenticator sync isn’t E2E encrypted, but the option is coming later.
  • Google Messages starts showing end-to-end encryption for RCS group chats out of beta.
  • Google is making it much easier to search for tools in Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
  • Google ups Chromebook privacy with a new camera and mic switch.
  • Google Bard can now write, debug, and explain code.
  • Google Assistant will stop speaking after turning on smart home devices.


  • Stacey - Aqara Adds Presence Sensor FP2 to its Smart Sensor Portfolio.
  • Leo - Mouthpad: The world's first available hands-free touchpad.
  • Jeff - Google median income: $279,500.
  • Ant - My Big Round World: (in a Little Square Book) by Shawn Powers.
  • Ant - Much Respect For Mr. Sharpe and His Work.

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