This Week in Google (Video HD)

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 465: Cindy and Dindy

      The EU his Google with a massive $5 billion fine over Android and demands changes to how Google does business. Mark Zuckerberg sits down for an interview with Recode and explains his views on how Facebook should treat Holocaust deniers, Russian ads, and its users' privacy. Amazon has its biggest Prime Day ever, despite going to the dogs and crashing at the outset. Venmo's privacy settings... could be better. When being polite to Alexa matters, and when it doesn't.

      Picks of the...



      episode 464: There's a Flag for That

      • YouTube TV Crashes during the World Cup
      • AT&T's Ultimatum for HBO
      • Google may face record EU fines for Android
      • Google and Walmart take on Amazon Prime Day
      • How to get Linux on your Chromebook with Project Crostini
      • WSJ vs Google
      • FCC will charge you $225 to complain
      • Google gets into console gaming?

      Tips and Picks

      • Stacey's Thing: Delta's Alexa Enabled Touch Faucet
      • Kevin's Stuff: Android app...



      episode 463: The Final Nail in the Snap Coffin

      • After 7 long years, Apple vs Samsung is finally over.
      • How many cameras is too many on one phone? Five? Sixteen?
      • Facial recognition is not ready for law enforcement prime-time.
      • How can Facebook, Twitter, etc. defend against foreign interference if the US government won't help them?
      • Zero rating trumps net neutrality in California just in time for AT&T Watch TV
      • Pictures of Tweets take over Instagram
      • Adobe Project Rush will...



      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...


       2018-06-21  2h25m

      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


       2018-06-14  2h12m

      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...


       2018-06-07  2h8m

      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...


       2018-05-31  1h46m

      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...


       2018-05-24  1h57m

      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