This Week in Google (Audio)

Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, Ant Pruitt, and their guests talk about the latest Google and cloud computing news. Records live every Wednesday at 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.


episode 593: That's Not Sweet Tea - Google employees unionize, Twitter locks Trump's account, vaccine source code

  • Google employees move toward unionizing.
  • Facebook and Twitter remove President Trump's speech.
  • Google Nest has new security cameras coming in 2021.
  • Nest Hub will likely have Soli radar functionality.
  • Amazon is prepping a sleep apnea device using millimeter-wave radar.
  • Leo is getting the Bose Sleepbuds II.
  • Twitter buys social audio app Breaker.
  • Ratatouille the Musical earns $1 million.
  • Twitter is relaunching its verification system.
  • Reverse engineering the COVID vaccine source code.
  • 2020 was a good year for publishing.
  • Google Docs gets Smart Compose.
  • Wear OS will support third-party Tiles.
  • Google Podcasts on the web adds subscription feeds.
  • January Pixel phone update improves auto-brightness.
  • Chrome OS Camera will support QR code scanning.
  • Samsung announces its Galaxy S21 event for this month.
  • Julian Assange's extradition to the US is blocked.
  • Bean Dad and his apology.
  • Why is Jack Ma lying low?
  • AI is getting really good at drawing things from words.
  • Jeff's post-Section 230 dystopia.

Picks of the week:

  • Stacey: Aquanta water heater controller
  • Jeff: 2020 2as the unhappiest year on Twitter in 12 years.
  • Ant: Take a look at this awesome Snowflake photography!

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt

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 2021-01-07  2h2m