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 622: Rocket to Hawaii - Alphabet earnings, Facebook Metaverse, Blizzard protest, Mystery Soda Machine

  • Alphabet crushes Q2 earnings estimates as Google Cloud cuts losses, grows 54%
  • Sundar Pichai: Fall Pixel line showcases Android 12 & 'deep tech investments,' touts long-term strategy
  • Samsung will announce new foldables on August 11
  • How Google Cloud plans to kill its 'Killed By Google' reputation
  • Why is China smashing its tech industry?
  • NYC to Shanghai in 40 minutes: SpaceX's goal for point-to-point space travel
  • Galène videoconference server
  • Facebook announces Metaverse product group headed by Instagram VP Vishal Shah
  • Who will own the metaverse?
  • The Metaverse: What It Is, Where to Find it, Who Will Build It, and Fortnite
  • Activision Blizzard Employees Are Walking Out in Protest
  • State AGs will appeal loss in Facebook case
  • Facebook to limit ads children see after revelations Australian alcohol companies can reach teens
  • Bezos offers to cover $2 billion in exchange for NASA contract
  • Google pushed a one-character typo to production, bricking Chrome OS devices
  • Olympics Broadcaster Announces His Computer Password on Live TV
  • Elon Musk confirms Tesla will not offer a regular steering wheel on new Model S/X
  • Mystery Soda Machine
  • Privacy Sandbox Timeline
  • Faster and more efficient phishing detection in M92
  • Google Drive will let you block other users to stop potential harassment
  • Here's what that Google Drive "security update" message means
  • Google Assistant rolling out 'Fast checkout' shopping, powered by Duplex on the Web
  • 'Backup by Google One' is Android's new unified backup system
  • YouTube creators can now apply to test the Stadia Crowd Play Beta
  • Android Studio Arctic Fox is now available w/ Wear OS pairing and Jetpack Compose
  • Google's vision of Android development is finally realized with Jetpack Compose 1.0
  • Twitter 'acqui-hires' the team from a subscription news app, Brief
  • Twitter pilots a new shopping section for brands
  • Twitter posts fastest revenue growth since 2014 in pandemic rebound
  • Twitter reveals a surprisingly low two-factor auth (2FA) adoption rate


  • Jason - My LIkes playlist in YouTube Music
  • Leo - YouTube TV for Olympics in 4K
  • Kevin - John Peel sessions
  • Kevin - Hyperland by Douglas Adams
  • Ant - Nine Nasty Words by John McWhorter
  • Ant - Some Disagree and I Get it, But...
  • Ant - I can't stop laughing at this

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Ant Pruitt, and Jason Howell

Guest: Kevin Marks

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 2021-07-29  2h34m