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

Jun 14th 2023

This Week in Google 720

Beyond Baby

EU vs Google ad model, Reddit revolt, AI and Section 230, synthetic meat slump

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Category: News
  • Google’s Ads Violate Antitrust Laws, E.U. Says.
  • Google is getting a lot worse because of the Reddit blackouts.
  • Reddit CEO tells employees that subreddit blackout ‘will pass’.
  • Hundreds of subreddits plan to go dark indefinitely after Reddit CEO’s internal memo.
  • What Reddit Got Wrong.
  • Why The New York Times Will Lose to The Huffington Post.
  • Hawley-Blumenthal bill denies Section 230 protection for AI.
  • ChatGPT Goes to Court.
  • Comcast complains to FCC that listing all of its monthly fees is too hard.
  • Music Companies Sue Twitter for Alleged Copyright Violations.
  • Beyond Meat (BYND), Impossible Foods Burgers Are Just Another Food Fad.
  • Synthetic human embryos created in groundbreaking advance.
  • Taco Bell’s Innovation Kitchen, the Front Line in the Stunt-Food Wars.
  • Quantum Computing Advance Begins New Era, IBM Says.
  • In a First, Wind and Solar Generated More Power Than Coal in U.S.
  • Google to Launch Long-Delayed News Showcase Product in U.S. This Summer.
  • Google Lens can identify rashes and other skin conditions.
  • ‘Help me write’ comes to Gmail for Android and iOS.
  • Google’s new generative AI lets you preview clothes on different models.
  • June Feature Drop + Android 13 QPR3 rolling out: Pixel 7 Pro macro video, Palm Timer, new wallpapers, Home Panel.
  • Pixel Watch June Feature Drop: SpO2 tracking & high/low HR alerts, Metal Band coming Friday.
  • YouTube drastically lowers requirements for video monetization.
  • Google Photos website adding advanced editing tools from Google One.
  • Google brings At a Glance to the Pixel Watch.
  • Sir Paul McCartney says artificial intelligence has enabled a 'final' Beatles song.
  • Researchers discover that ChatGPT prefers repeating 25 jokes over and over.
  • Google forced to postpone Bard chatbot’s EU launch over privacy concerns.
  • Doctors Are Using ChatGPT to Improve How They Talk to Patients.
  • FCC creating a Privacy and Data Protection task force.
  • The US Is Openly Stockpiling Dirt on All Its Citizens. 


  • Stacey - Google Home launches powerful Script Editor for automation.
  • Jeff - Spotify Laying Off 200 Employees in Reorg of Podcast Division.
  • Jeff - 24 hours of earth's rotation.
  • Ant - Update to Lightroom Mobile.
  • Ant - Have a Laugh With Greg Warren.

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