This Week in Google (MP3)

Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, 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 462: The People Formerly Known as the Audience

      • As Instagram launches IGTV, the future of broadcasting is rapidly evolving. We explore Skam Austin, a new Facebook/Instagram show/experience/new media experiment.
      • Fortnight is bringing eSports into the mainstream at last.
      • Meanwhile, a new European copyright law will make memes illegal.
      • Disney fights back against Comcast in the battle for Fox.
      • Android Messenger might finally be the Google messaging platform we've been waiting for.
      • The Oppo...



      episode 461: The Backhaul Gonna Bite Ya

      • Net Neutrality Ends! AT&T/Time Warner merger approved! Comcast to buy Fox! What it all means.
      • Facebook's new political ad policy angers publishers
      • Pixel 3 Leak
      • Amazon Cube combines Alexa with a universal remote
      • Tanzania outlaws unregistered bloggers
      • Plume offers subscription Wi-Fi

      Picks of the Week:

      • Stacey's Thing: Wyze Pan Cam
      • Jeff's Number: Google turning 20
      • Leo's Tool: Brittanica Insight



      episode 460: A Confusing Number of People

      • Microsoft Buys GitHub, users promptly freak out
      • Apple Screen Time vs Google Digital Wellbeing
      • Google cancels Pentagon drone program after protests
      • Larry Page's flying car takes off
      • Google's Project Oasis puts the world's weather on your coffee table
      • Apple and Facebook's privacy spat
      • WhatsApp founders and Facebook's privacy spat
      • Facebook still wants your nude pictures

      Tips and Picks

      • Stacey's Thing: Awair...



      episode 459: Status Update: Terror

      • Analyzing Mary Meeker's 2018 Internet Trends Report
      • FBI wants US citizens to reset their routers
      • California gets halfway to Net Neutrality
      • Chrome 67 brings PWAs to life
      • Are location-targetted ads too creepy?
      • Stacey Higginbotham explains why you shouldn't panic about the security flaw in Z-Wave.

      Tips and Pics:

      • Joan's Pick: Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor
      • Stacey's...



      episode 458: The Queen in Green

      Breaking news: a federal district court judge has ruled that Donald Trump can't block users on Twitter. Elon Musk's odd tweetstorm. Google gets rid of its 'Don't Be Evil' motto. Kevin Tofel has a preview of the new Acer Chromebook Spin 13. A look at the upcoming Red Hydrogen One modular smartphone. The debut of YouTube Music and what that means for Google Play Music subscribers. Amazon sells facial recognition technology to police. Twitter screws third-party apps once again with its new...



      episode 457: Trouble at the Cheese Factory

      Facebook shuts down 1.3 Billion fake accounts. Google Clips gets better. So does Google One storage. 3500 Russian Facebook election ads can't be wrong! Amazon's Rooney rule. Senate votes for Net Neutrality. China's frightening social credit score system. Analyzing Wi-Fi EasyMesh.

      • Leo's Tool: Surface Hub 2
      • Jeff's Number: Use miles to visit UA 747 boneyard
      • Stacey's Thing: Hubitat
      • Mike's Stuff: 16GB Pixelbook and Squid

      Hosts: Leo Laporte,...


       2018-05-17  2h13m

      episode 456: All the Good Stuff at Google I/O

      All the highlights from the Google I/O 2018 keynote.

      Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

      Guest: Kevin Tofel

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       2018-05-09  1h39m

      episode 455: CanuckCanoeCast

      Facebook soothes our privacy fears by launching a dating service. Cambridge Analytica shuts down. GDPR is going to be a mess. What will Google show at I/O? Signs point to Assistant updates, Maps, and social gaming. Google launches secure .app domains. NBC and Google team up to create VR shows. Sprint / T-Mobile merger is good for business, bad for consumers.

      • Jeff's Number: Nacho Cheese Fries and IMHO controversy
      • Mathew's Stuff: Snap's stock slumps
      • Stacey's...


       2018-05-03  2h6m

      episode 454: The Oldsmobile of Email

      Facebook and Google earnings. Gmail's big redesign. Tasks is back. Google Chat: explaining RCS. YouTube Remix will end Google Play Music. Google fixes its podcasts strategy. Amazon's new robots and in-car delivery.

      • Jeff's Numbers: Jeopardy contestant wants Taco Bell, AI assistants ranked
      • Mathew's Stuff: 100m+ Amazon Prime members
      • Jason's App: Datally by Google

      Hosts: Jason Howell and Jeff Jarvis

      Guest: Mathew Ingram

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       2018-04-26  1h43m

      episode 453: Naked Egg Taco

      Marissa Meyer is back at Google ('s old offices.) Microsoft announces IoT security Azure Sphere. Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer. Netflix vs. Cannes. Google AIY is the new Heathkit. Grasshopper teaches kids to code. Google's new Gmail. Google Maps tells you to turn right at the Taco Bell. Tesla puts its bumper to the grindstone. Android P gets some ideas from iPhone X. Yahoo and AOL start scanning your email. Will the real President Obama please stand up?

      • Jeff's Pick: Kanye's...


       2018-04-19  2h0m