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 4:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm Pacific / 21:00 UTC.


episode 599: You Lost Me at Zucchini - Google's News Corp deal, Facebook pulls news from Australia, Android Snow Cone

  • Google and News Corp sign global multiyear licensing deal
  • Google proposes way for Fuchsia OS to run Android and Linux programs 'natively'
  • Android 12 "Snow Cone": Everything we know so far about Google's next big update!
  • Leo is losing interest in Android
  • Microsoft tried to acquire Pinterest, FT reports
  • Chromebooks outsold Macs worldwide in 2020, cutting into Windows market share
  • France fines Google 1.1 million euros over hotel rankings practices
  • Waymo begins robo-taxi tests in San Francisco
  • Facebook pulls news out of News Feed in Australia
  • Feta shortage
  • Supermicro Hack: How China Exploited a U.S. Tech Supplier Over Years
  • Nothing owns the Essential brand
  • Security bugs left unpatched in Android app with one billion downloads
  • Verizon $6b bid to buy Tracfone
  • AT&T scrambles to install fiber for 90-year-old after his viral WSJ ad | Ars Technica
  • A new video editor, plus enhanced editing features
  • YouTube TV will add 4K streaming, more simultaneous streams for an additional price
  • Google to roll out slate of over 50 updates for Classroom, Meet, and other online education tools
  • Google bringing Material Design to the web in a significant way with WordPress plugin
  • Google Maps will now let you pay for public transportation and parking through its app
  • Google Play Store can now share apps and updates with nearby devices
  • Fitbit smartwatches and trackers are now sold at the Google Store
  • Google Assistant unofficially comes to Windows, macOS w/ useful custom client
  • Google Prompt 2FA UI on Android gets much-needed dark theme


  • Stacey: PeakFinder
  • Leo: Pinboard
  • Jeff: 9k comments to FBOB on Trump ban
  • Ant: Apex Percussion on YouTube

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

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 2021-02-18  2h31m