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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.

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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.

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59

Love it

By Dan8787 - May 15 2020
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Leo and his guests bring a great entertaining take on the tech news of the past week. This show has been a tech podcast staple and #1 for the past decade. Start here first when listening to tech shows. All the rest are #2.

Hooked

By Sashi p - Aug 09 2018
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So hooked on this show. Feels like Stacy, jeff and Stacy are family now!!!!

iTunes Ratings

555 Ratings
Average Ratings
376
55
35
30
59

Love it

By Dan8787 - May 15 2020
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Leo and his guests bring a great entertaining take on the tech news of the past week. This show has been a tech podcast staple and #1 for the past decade. Start here first when listening to tech shows. All the rest are #2.

Hooked

By Sashi p - Aug 09 2018
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So hooked on this show. Feels like Stacy, jeff and Stacy are family now!!!!
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This Week in Google (Audio)

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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.

TWiG 571: The First Rule of Pixel Club - Tik Tok+Microsoft+Trump, Samsung Galaxy Unpacked

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Tik Tok+Microsoft+Trump, Samsung Galaxy Unpacked

  • Here's everything Samsung announced at Galaxy Unpacked 2020
  • X PRIZE $1M Next-Gen Mask Challenge
  • We spend as much time on the Pixel 4a announcement as Google did.
  • Twitter hack "mastermind" arrested: 17-year-old Florida teen had access to all your Twitter info.
  • Why Trump is mad at Tik Tok, and why Microsoft wants to buy them
  • Why Tik Tok videos are the most important artform of 2020
  • The growing use of Instagram as a news source
  • Samsung is still pushing Dex with a Microsoft integration
  • Bye, Bye Bixby - Samsung doesn't mention it at Unpacked 2020 as its founder leaves the business and Google moves in
  • Here's everything Samsung announced at Galaxy Unpacked 2020
  • More 5G bandwidths are on the way
  • Twitter patches bug in Android 8 and 9 versions of the app
  • TIL: Animals lick their fur to get Vitamin D
  • Get rid of gas: chew better and season with epazote
  • Why Google bought a big chunk of ADT
  • The Google Changelog: Yahoo kills community captions | Nearby Share | RIP Google Play Music | Google Camera 7.5 | Google live-captioning Google Pay digital bank accounts | new Gboard suggestions | Free Stadia Pro games | Don't talk about Pixel Club!
  • Google offers $10 million bond


Picks of the Week:

  • Leo's Tool: Avocado Mask and Shirt from Abrazos in San Miguel De Allende
  • Stacey's Thing: BraveTarts
  • Jeff's Numbers: 1/3-1/2 of biz travel will go away because Zoom
  • Ant's Stuff: Inexpensive photo hack
  • Karsten's Mask: 3D Printed Mask with Filters - comes custom printed in many colors
  • Zak's College Fund: Analogue Pocket on eBay

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

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google.

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Aug 06 2020

2hr 29mins

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TWiG 570: Four CEOs Walk Into a Zoom Meeting - Antitrust Hearings, We Rate Zuck's Zoom Bkgd, Google Extends WFH to July 2021

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Antitrust Hearings, We Rate Zuck's Zoom Bkgd, Google Extends WFH to July 2021

  • Rating the Zoom backgrounds of the tech titans
  • With all the competing political concerns, what should the government do with big tech?
  • Google wants Samsung to drop Bixby. Could Google and Samsung team up to make the perfect Android phone?
  • Google says its employees can stay home until July 2021. Are you ready for another year of quarantine?
  • Google gets its own international cable
  • Staceysplaining the Quantum Internet The Google Changelog: Message emoji reply | Motion Editor | Store price matches | The Matchup | YouTube's Summer of Movies
  • CES will be online-only in 2021
  • Snooker World Championship has smaller balls
  • Streaming takes over the Emmys
  • Robots take the fashion world by storm
  • AI employee fools Russian design firm
  • Samsung Note 20 coming August 5th
  • All Dogs in Shenzen will be microchipped by the end of the year
  • Woz sues YouTube over bitcoin hack
  • Tech to keep Alexa from spying on you

  • Leo's Tool: Vocodes. Vocal playground.
  • Stacey's Thing: FOOT SPA!!!!
  • Jeff's Number: Mackenzie Scott giving away $1.7b
  • Ant's Stuff: Faded Words
  • Karsten's Mask: Uvex Bionic Face Shield: Whether you're facing down Karens in the line at Starbucks or Federal thugs in Portland, the Uvex Bionic Face Shield is your best bet for full face protection. Karsten got his at National Tool Warehouse. Cheaper option: Amazon now selling its in-house-designed face shield at cost - CNET
  • Karsten also loves Ben Heck and got to produce him for half a second at Revision 3. Here is Ben's AutoMask.

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

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google.

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Jul 30 2020

2hr 13mins

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TWiG 569: Lettuce Cats - Twitter hack fallout, Tesla's Austin Gigafactory, Softbank sells ARM to Nvidia?

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  • Twitter hack fallout: some verified Twitter accounts are still down
  • Zuckerberg pinkie swears that he doesn't have a deal with Trump
  • Softbank wants to sell ARM - will Nvidia buy it?
  • Tesla's next gigafactory will be built in Austin
  • Twitter bans thousands of Q-Anon accounts
  • Google's camera wizard goes to Adobe
  • How Linotype worked
  • Canon EOS R5 review
  • FTC Facebook Antitrust Giphy drama
  • Eric Schmitt wants to start a university for artificial intelligence coders
  • Cisco's Indian caste system discrimination suit
  • EU voice assistant antitrust suit
  • Electric clocks in Europe are falling behind - time to mine bitcoin
  • Google Changelog: authenticated logos | Shoploop | Google Maps Bikeshare | Life in a Day
  • Smoked Queso recipe from Meat Church
  • Tik Tok might move to America

Picks of the Week:

  • Stacey's Thing: Camera mount for a telescope
  • Jeff's Numbers: Amazon is the #1 US Advertiser: $7b spent
  • Ant's Pick 1: Lexicon Valley Podcast
  • Ant's Pick 2: Trumpatine - Trump tweets read by Emperor Palpatine
  • Karsten's mask 1: Fiber Optic Light-Up Mask
  • Karsten's mask 2: 10 popular masks everyone is buying on Amazon
  • Karsten's mask 3: These "movie monsters" face masks are the coolest way to stay safe and support a good cause

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

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google.

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Jul 22 2020

2hr 30mins

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TWiG 568: Double Your Bitcoin - Twitter Hack, Amazon Dash Cart

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  • GINORMOUS TWITTER HACK
  • Elon Musk, Obama, BillGates, and other verified Twitter accounts hacked in bitcoin scam
  • All verified Twitter accounts shut down
  • Zoom debuts a $600 all-in-one videoconference device
  • Alabama is the only state not investigating Google for antitrust
  • Twitter partner Dataminr sold Black Lives Matter protest surveillance to police
  • Facebook might ban political ads - is this a good idea?
  • Amazon shows off Dash Cart, a smart shopping cart that automatically checks you out
  • Google Ngram gets a huge upgrade
  • Why Tik Tok is winning, and why it is dangerous
  • US cyber attacked Russian trolls in 2018
  • Google's ATAP invents a remote control for your smart home
  • Eric Schmitt's secret summer camp
  • Apple wins $14.5 Billion Irish Tax battle on appeal
  • Roman roads as a subway map
  • The Google Changelog: Gmail integrates Meet, Chat, and Docs | Google Photos adds recent photos filter | Google Lens shortcut | Google Fit adds YouTube Playlists | 15 Years of Google Earth | Zoombombing protection for Google Meet

  • Leo's Tool 1: WindowSwap
  • Leo's Tool 2: Leo's mask fitters arrived!
  • Stacey's Thing: 9 Words Formed by Mistakes
  • Jeff's Number 1: Quibi lost 90% of free subscribers
  • Jeff's Number 2: Disney+ signups increased by 641% due to Hamilton
  • Ant's Stuff: BTS Ant's COVID-19 Regs
  • Karsten's Mask: Bluetooth-connected face mask that can record conversations, amplify the wearer's voice, make phone calls, transcribe speech into texts and translate Japanese speech into 8 different languages.
  • Leo's Mask: UVMask: Real-Time UV-C Filtration & Purification Face Mask
  • Jeff's Mask: Martyn Percy shows off a mask by Cecilie Birk Dehli

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

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google.

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Jul 16 2020

2hr 40mins

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TWiG 567: He's Just Screaming in His Heart - Google IoT Summit, the Amazon Future, Education in the Covid Era

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  • Google details its new "Works With Google" smart home program and IoT partners
  • Google briefly mentions its partnership with Apple and Amazon to develop a new IoT standard - details still to come
  • MacOS on Apple Silicon and Windows on ARM are both ARM implementations, but are they compatible? Will Windows be able to run on Macs?
  • Twitter stock goes crazy over the possibility that Twitter will add a subscription service
  • How will schools open in the fall?
  • Facebook's subscription service
  • The Bezos future: do we really want Amazon to take over everything so Jeff Bezos can send us to space?
  • Walmart will launch an Amazon Prime competitor later in July
  • Rethinking late-stage capitalism
  • Google Changelog: RIP Pixel 3a, Loon Internet in Kenya, traffic lights in Google Maps, Google Fiber in West Des Moines Iowa, Android 11 Beta 2, YouTube TV price hike
  • Tech titans vs journalists and writers vs social media: cultural aggression online
  • The mystery shopper who is leaving behind dozens of shopping carts has online merchants flummoxed
  • Japan bans screaming on rollercoasters
  • Fraunhover creates a new h.266 VVC codec to shrink video files even more - but Google won't use it
  • US might ban Tik Tok, Tik Tok leaves Hong Kong
  • Uber requires masks for drivers and riders
  • Gina Trapani was way ahead of her time: Wave and a revolution in document creation
  • Ghost kitchens: how Covid will change our culture and our parking lots
  • University of the People: how education will change in the future
  • Leo's Tool: Project Audio for GitHub
  • Stacey's Thing: Eufy Video Doorbell 2k
  • Jeff's Number: Ben Evans Slide 18: 40% of heterosexual couples met online
  • Karsten's Mask: Need a mask that works with FaceID? Order a custom mask of your lower face!

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google.

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Jul 09 2020

2hr 23mins

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TWiG 566: Thunderbolt and Lightning - Section 230 FAQ, Social Media Bans, CCPA

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  • Section 230 FAQ, Social Media Bans, CCPA
  • What the F is Section 230?
  • US Senate waters down the EARN IT Act (but it still sucks), and more Section 230 news
  • Section 230: history repeats itself
  • Parler starts banning users
  • YouTube, Reddit, and Twitch ban accounts
  • What should Facebook do about content moderation?
  • Zuckerberg will meet with advertisers over ad boycotts
  • Twitch bans President Trump
  • Tik Tok is doing some super shady stuff; India bans it.
  • Buy the game developed by the CIA!
  • The first innocent person arrested using face recognition
  • All the ways police are using tech to track protestors
  • California Consumer Privacy Act now in force - here's what it means to you
  • Cook, Pichai, Bezos, and Zuckerberg meeting congress for anti-trust hearings
  • US Supreme Court rules that generic website names can be trademarked
  • Microsoft closes its retail stores
  • Who pivoted better, Netflix or Microsoft?
  • Google quires smart glasses company North
  • Watch TWiT's coverage of the Google's smart home event July 8th
  • YouTube TV raises its price to $65/month
  • Ant's Thing: Hand on Tech: SENNHEISER MKE 400 REVIEW - Shotgun Mic for DLSR/Mirrorless Cameras
  • Ant's Thing 2: Peck of the week
  • Jeff's Thing: Popup pods for a safe office
  • Jeff's Number: When it's cold outside, it's hot on Twitter
  • Mike's Stuff: Trust and Safety Professional Association
  • Mike's Stuff 2: Trust and Safety Foundation
  • Karsten's Mask: Techdirt's YouTube Takedown Mask

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt

Guest: Mike Masnick

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google.

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Jul 02 2020

2hr 20mins

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TWiG 565: The Vile Little Puppet Man - Apple Silicon, Pixel 4a, Section 230, Dev Null

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  • Apple shifts to its own chips - will Google?
  • The fastest computer in the world runs on ARM
  • Apple Silicon Macs won't run Windows in Boot Camp
  • iOS 14 takes the best features of Android - widgets, calls, picture-in-picture, etc.
  • What comes after Zoom?
  • Pixel 4a coming in July - maybe even July 7th
  • Sergey Brin's secret disaster relief squad
  • Amazon Kills the Dash Wand
  • Amazon wants Live TV, NBC launches Peacock
  • Twitter wins Devin Nunes' Cow suit
  • Mike Masnick's Bad Section 230 Takes
  • Jeff Jarvis's proposal to stop passing dumb tech laws
  • Reminiscing about The Site
  • Leo's Tool: Hey Email
  • Ant's Thing: Photo Quest by Rick Sammon
  • Jeff's Numbers: First decline in Google ad revenue because Covid, Amazon and Facebook ad revenue still up

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google.

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Jun 25 2020

2hr 34mins

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TWiG 564: Non Sequitur Land - Leo Buys a $75k Spot Robot, How to Block FB Political Ads

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  • Watch Stacey's Machine Learning on the Edge Conference!
  • Watch Leo on Alex Lindsay's Office Hours!
  • Leo buys a $75,000 Boston Dynamics Spot robot
  • Google puts Juneteenth on Google Calendar, creates a racial equity task force
  • Google did not demonetize The Federalist
  • Conservatives want to limit Google's and other social media's Section 230 protections
  • Facebook and Instagram will let you block political ads, help 4 million people register to vote
  • How to record Twitter audio clips
  • Twitter removes Chinese, Turkish, and Russian propaganda accounts
  • How the CIA was hacked in Vault 7
  • Google tries to fight Zoom by adding Meet to Gmail
  • Adobe Flash will finally die this year
  • Why T-Mobile was down, and what the FCC will do about it
  • Why the Internet Archive bought a record store
  • US no longer in top 10 internet speed countries
  • eBay executives send journalists roaches and a pig mask
  • Leo's Tool: Bellus 3D Printed Mask Guards
  • Stacey's Thing: The End of October by Lawrence Wright
  • Jeff's Numbers: 21 years ago investment in Google

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google.

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Jun 18 2020

2hr 7mins

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TWiG 563: ...But Enough About My Vasectomy - Amazon Bans Police Face Recognition, Android 11 Beta

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  • Amazon bans police use of their face recognition tech for 1 year
  • Android 11 public beta: how to install it
  • Collapse OS: a post-apocalyptic operating system
  • US Space Force could lose trademark to Netflix Space Force
  • Google shipped 7.2 million Pixel phones in 2019
  • Pixel Buds get a fix for the wrong problem
  • Google sued for sucking up data about you
  • Google+ is shutting down for real this time
  • Googlers have to eat box lunches, no gym, no sleep pods
  • Google Wing drones bring books to children
  • DuckDuckGo CEO says Google is in anti-trust trouble
  • Protest organizers are using Google Docs
  • Jeff Jarvis' letter to Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook
  • "Dear Class of 2020" highlights
  • How 2020 is like 1968
  • Bon Appetit apologizes, Conde Nast dithers
  • Twitter makes Juneteenth a permanent company holiday
  • Nascar nixes Confederate battle flag
  • Why the NFL should apologize to Colin Kaepernick in private
  • Get Doom and Doom II for free on your Chromebook
  • Amazon sues former employee over a non-compete clause
  • Twitter: read that article before you retweet it
  • Twitter starts verifying people again - if they are COVID scientists
  • Jack Dorsey gives $3 mil to Colin Kaepernick's org
  • No encryption for free Zoom users so they can cooperate with the police
  • ACLU sues Los Angeles for tracking scooter users
  • Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian quits, asks to be replaced by a black man. Reddit replaces him with Justin.tv founder Michael Seibel

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google.

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Jun 11 2020

2hr 21mins

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TWiG 562: Taco Fixins - Facebook Employees Walk Out

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  • Jeff gets a Taco Bell care package
  • CES 2021 is happening in-person. Would you go?
  • Google delays Android 11 beta event out of respect for Black Lives Matter protests
  • YouTube drops the 3rd season of Cobra Kai, pivots away from scripted TV
  • Facebook employees walkout over Mark Zuckerberg's refusal to stand up to Trump
  • Snapchat stops promoting Donald Trump over his tweets
  • Here's how much money Donald Trump spends on Facebook
  • More people are complaining about Pixel Buds
  • AT&T says HBO Max will not count towards data caps, but Netflix and Disney+ will
  • The German newspaper that is delivering beer, shoes, bread, and office supplies to people sheltering in place
  • Elon Musk is taking a break from Twitter
  • Netflix buys Grauman's Egyptian Theater so its features can win Oscars
  • Italian prosecutor demands the banning of Project Gutenberg's collection of public domain books over copyright infringement.
  • Publishers sue the Internet Archive for online book lending. Here's a better way to borrow e-books.
  • Third Pixel Drop fixes your battery, improves Recorder, and makes bedtime better
  • Google's new AR tool makes social distancing easy

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google.

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Jun 04 2020

2hr 25mins

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iTunes Ratings

555 Ratings
Average Ratings
376
55
35
30
59

Love it

By Dan8787 - May 15 2020
Read more
Leo and his guests bring a great entertaining take on the tech news of the past week. This show has been a tech podcast staple and #1 for the past decade. Start here first when listening to tech shows. All the rest are #2.

Hooked

By Sashi p - Aug 09 2018
Read more
So hooked on this show. Feels like Stacy, jeff and Stacy are family now!!!!