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

May 17th 2023

This Week in Google 716

It's Pronounced Papyri

Moderator Mayhem, AI regulation, TikTok Ban in Montana, Echo Pop

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Category: News

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  • Moderator Mayhem: A Content Moderation Game. 
  • OpenAI’s Sam Altman Urges A.I. Regulation in Senate Hearing. 
  • Updating our inactive account policies. 
  • Universal Short Title Catalogue. 
  • TikTok Ban Signed in Montana, Paving Way for First Amendment Legal Battle. 
  • Where to preorder Amazon’s new Echo Pop, Echo Show 5, and Echo Buds. 
  • Review: HP Dragonfly Pro Chromebook is the best of ChromeOS. 
  • Uber puts family (even teens) at the center of its new products and features.
  • After a 29-year run, Vice files for bankruptcy. 
  • Heather Armstrong, ‘Queen of the Mommy Bloggers,’ Is Dead at 47. 
  • Lithium battery fire and smoke incidents on airplanes worry pilots, flight attendants. 
  • Cord-Cutting Q1 2023: Pay-TV Ops Lose 2.3M Subs, Worst Quarter to Date. 
  • Pixel 7a’s free Pixel Buds and case offer ends this weekend. 
  • Google Docs adding collapsible headings, custom building blocks. 
  • Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook are syncing up. Kind of. 
  • Google teases more Workspace AI: Gmail inbox org, Meet notes, Slides soundtrack maker. 
  • Android TV now has a ‘Live’ tab with free channels, just like Google TV. 
  • Pixel phones to gain new ringtone inspired by Kenny G. 


  • Stacey - PSA: Older Wemo Smart Plugs Have Vulnerability That Leaves Them Open to Attack. 
  • Jeff - Rebranding the Wienermobile. 
  • Jeff - The World Talks. 
  • Ant - Early Morning Photo Contest Winners Announced. 
  • Ant - Don't Leave Home Without It.

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