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

Aug 23rd 2023

This Week in Google 730

Phanky Qipek

Elon Musk, AI and CAPTCHAs, Threads web app, Spotify podcast business

Records live every Wednesday at 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 21:00 UTC.
Guests: Mike Elgan
Category: News
  • Heritage Minister says Meta news block endangers lives as Canadians flee wildfires
  • Canadian Media Orgs Said That Meta Linking To News Was Anticompetitive; Now They Say NOT Linking To News Is Anticompetitive
  • The Bill C-18 Regulation Fake-Out: Setting the Record Straight on When Bill C-18 Takes Effect and the Regulation Making Process
  • Elon Musk’s Shadow Rule
  • How is Spotify doing with its podcast business?
  • Spotify will let podcasters customize their show page to bring in new listeners
  • YouTube tests a search feature where users hum to identify songs
  • A Few Unpopular Opinions about AI
  • New York Times' considers legal action against OpenAI as copyright tensions swirl
  • AI bots are so good at mimicking the human brain and vision that CAPTCHAs are useless
  • Create real estate flythroughs with AI
  • The Facebook settlement claim deadline is Friday. Here’s how to apply.
  • Meta launches web version of flagging Threads app
  • YouTube is testing a much smaller 'Skip Ads' button
  • YouTube Music to support subscribing to podcasts via RSS
  • Google's New Feature Ensures Your Pixel Phone Hasn't Been Hacked. Here’s How It Works
  • Google Photos Rolls Out New Editing Tools For Web
  • New Gmail ‘Verify it’s you’ prompt appears when attempting ‘sensitive actions’
  • Google TV update brings NFL Sunday Ticket integration, more free TV channels
  • Gmail for Android and iOS rolling out translate feature
  • Adobe’s Co-Founder John Warnock Dies at 82


  • Mike - Textify
  • Mike - Unriddle
  • Mike - TextFX
  • Jeff - Sorry, But LinkedIn Is Cool Now
  • Jeff - TikTok meets Dukes mayo
  • Ant - Vegas Pro 21 Update with Boris FX
  • Ant - Shout out to Harry Williams: Free Form Living Light
  • Leo's AI Flythrough

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