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 / 20:00 UTC.


episode 605: Sausage Fingers - Clubhouse clones, Google data collection, Substack alternatives, Google Stack

  • How a full moon and a 'huge lever' helped free Ever Given from Suez canal
  • Substack is raising $65 million amid newsletter boom
  • LinkedIn confirms it's working on a Clubhouse rival, too
  • Spotify enters live social audio with acquisition of Locker Room
  • The Unofficial Twitter Spaces FAQ
  • Discord's new Clubhouse-like feature, Stage Channels, is available now
  • Cameo Aims to Connect Celebrities With Fans and It's Now Valued at $1 Billion
  • Google collects 20 times more telemetry from Android devices than Apple from iOS
  • Google testing Memory as add-on to assistant: combination of to-do list, notes app, reading list, Pinterest
  • Google Stack, to organize your (paper) documents
  • Obsidian is a powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files
  • Don't shun Dr. Google — researching mysterious symptoms online is actually a good idea, study finds
  • T-Mobile is betting big on Google's Android services: RCS, YouTube TV, Pixel, and more
  • HoloLens for 120,000 Army personnel: Microsoft inks $21.9 billion deal
  • Google canceling April Fools' Day jokes for the second year in a row
  • Voltswagen: A new name for a new era of e-Mobility
  • Amazing Icelandic volcano drone footage
  • Twitter's 'unofficial mayor' Chrissy Teigen quits platform after years of harassment
  • You and the Algorithm: It Takes Two to Tango
  • Facebook sets reopening date for S.F., Bay Area offices, with no free food and no transit
  • Google: Some workers are likely to return to U.S. offices in April
  • Periscope shuts down today
  • Socially distanced dance troupe
  • Sources: Google's next wireless earbuds are the 'Pixel Buds A'
  • Google is making some big upgrades to directions in Google Maps
  • Google Meet extending 'unlimited' video calls for free Gmail accounts to June
  • Google TV rolling out 'Kids Profiles' to Chromecast now
  • Say "Hey Google..." to the new Fiat 500 Family
  • YouTube tests hiding dislike counts in response to targeted campaigns, improve wellbeing
  • Verizon will shut down its 3G network in 2022
  • I Like That The Boat Is Stuck


  • Mike - Hey World
  • Mike - AeroPress Go
  • Mike - ImprovedTube
  • Jeff - SHARGE: World Smallest 65W 3-Port Laptop & USB Wall Charger
  • Ant - I Created Some Lightroom and Capture One Presets

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt

Guest: Mike Elgan

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 2021-04-01  2h44m