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

Jul 12th 2023

This Week in Google 724

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Threads launch, Amazon Prime Day, Anthropic's Claude AI, NotebookLM

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Category: News
  • Threads has 100 million users, and many are on Android.
  • Threads Adopting ActivityPub Makes Sense, but Won't Be Easy.
  • Facebook's Threads is so depressing.
  • Twitter is threatening to sue Meta over Threads.
  • Amazon Prime Day Pushes US Online Sales Up 6% in First 24 Hours.
  • Lina Khan Is Taking on the World’s Biggest Tech Companies—and Losing.
  • Amazon sues EU in first US challenge to Digital Services Act.
  • In – or out? Wimbledon considers replacing line judges with AI.
  • Anthropic’s Claude Is Competing With ChatGPT. Even Its Builders Fear AI.
  • Nirit Weiss-Blatt's taxonomy of the promoters & marketers of AI panic.
  • Google’s medical AI chatbot is already being tested in hospitals.
  • Hollywood Studios’ WGA Strike Endgame Is To Let Writers Go Broke Before Resuming Talks In Fall.
  • Sarah Silverman is suing OpenAI and Meta for copyright infringement.
  • Google Embroiled in Class Action Lawsuit Over AI Products.
  • The AI Dividend.
  • Scariest bridge in America via Frank Garufi Jr.
  • NotebookLM: Google’s AI-powered notes app is launching today.
  • Android 14 Beta 4 lets Pixel devices automatically unlock when you type in the PIN.
  • Google app rolling out ‘Finance Watchlist’ stocks widget.
  • Google News offering free 4-month New York Times trial.
  • Google Play Changes Policy on Tokenized Digital Assets, Allowing NFTs in Apps and Games.
  • Jeff & Alan Rusbridger discuss the Gutenberg Parenthesis in London.


  • Stacey - Different ways that Stacey uses sensors.
  • Jeff - 2023 Digital media trends: Immersed and connected.
  • Jeff - Scotland fries.
  • Ant - "Taller Desk Chair"
  • Ant - Watch FLOSS Weekly with Ant!
  • Ant - Cheers To Mr. Terrell C. Woods.

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