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 608: Real Men Don't Use Allen Wrenches - Nobody likes FLoC, Google is most trusted brand, Daily Mail sues Google, EU's prospective AI ban

  • Club TWiT details
  • Nobody is flying to join Google's FLoC
  • Reuters website goes behind a paywall in new strategy
  • Google Ads policies
  • The 15 Most Trusted Brands Globally
  • More on subscriptions
  • Questions from Discord
  • A discussion on... jeans
  • Daily Mail owner sues Google over search results
  • EU looks to prospectively ban AI across many uses
  • Europe fit for the Digital Age: Commission proposes new rules and actions for excellence and trust in Artificial Intelligence
  • Google subsidiary moved $75bn in profits through Ireland in 2019 using "double-Irish"
  • Facebook plans to go after Clubhouse and podcasts with a suite of new audio products
  • Dollars flow to live audio as moderation problems loom
  • Facebook oversight board delays decision on Trump ban to 'the coming weeks'
  • Apple confirms it will allow Parler to return to App Store
  • Amazon is opening a hair salon with an AR color bar
  • Amazon Plans Furniture Assembly Service to Catch Wayfair
  • Meet Ameronothrus on Twitter, a new bug discovered via a tweet
  • TikTok Has a New Filter That Shapeshifts You Into a Movie Character, and You Need to See This
  • Latest food fad on TikTok: twisted bacon
  • Google Earth's historical 3D time-lapses show the ravages of climate change
  • Google Meet is getting a UI refresh next month with smarter meeting features
  • Fitbit's Luxe is a fashion-focused fitness band that costs $149.95
  • Chrome OS 90 rolling out: Live Caption, Diagnostics app, and more
  • Google is adding a price-tracking tool to Chrome for Android
  • Google rolling out Android 12 Developer Preview 3 for Pixel phones
  • Google Search adds AR Pac-Man, 3D Hello Kitty, Gundam, and other Japanese characters
  • South by Southwest Stake Is Sold to Owner of Rolling Stone in Effort to Keep Festival Alive
  • Debunking the Vegas Loop
  • NASA picks SpaceX's Starship to land Artemis astronauts on the moon
  • Nintendo founding family's site
  • Whole Foods Launching Amazon Palm Reader Payment System in Seattle


  • Ant: Relatively Normal Podcast
  • Jeff: Historical yearly trends in the usage statistics of content management systems
  • Stacey: Caséta by Lutron

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

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 2021-04-22  2h28m