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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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
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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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Rank #1: TWiG 581: Monks Are Cheap - Bad Pixel 5 Reviews, Kitchen Tech, Facebook Can't Fix Itself

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Bad Pixel 5 Reviews, Kitchen Tech, Facebook Can't Fix Itself

  • Pixel 5 reviews are pretty negative, especially of the camera - should we get an iPhone 12 instead?
  • 5G is the WIMAX of 2020. Watch this 5G Supercut!
  • 5G will be a big deal sometime. It just isn't now.
  • Google vs Oracle amicus briefs for sale
  • Google's Search On live event is barely news. We'd rather be at the Smart Kitchen Summit
  • Smart ovens and other food tech
  • It all comes back to Gutenberg
  • Google Changelog: tighten your shoelaces with OK Google | Android is listening | storytelling smart screens | 6 new things you can do with Android 11 | RIP Play Music Store | - amplifies Black voices
  • Nvidia's super new Zoom features
  • The Gartner Hype Cycle and the Trough of Disillusionment
  • Google gives the police your search keywords
  • Google employees can't say antitrust
  • Google is firing workers and shipping work off to Poland
  • Why Facebook can't fix itself
  • Facebook takes down erroneous NY Post article about Hunter Biden
  • Clarence Thomas wants to scale back Section 230
  • Writing directly into the CMS is Chaotic Evil
  • All airline pilots try to sound like Chuck Yeager, who went to school with Jeff Jarvis' dad

  • Picks of the Week
  • Leo's Tool: Johns Hopkins Poker Course
  • Stacey's Thing: Chef IQ
  • Jeff's Number: Bletchley Park gets $1m donation from FB
  • Jeff's Number 2: Jeff's Scoop Awards keynote
  • Ant's Stuff: OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSDs - https://amzn.to/3iVvpjv (affiliate link)
  • Ant's Stuff 2: It's Not WHAT You Say

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

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Oct 15 2020

2hr 24mins

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Rank #2: TWiG 580: Non-Flying and Gregarious - Huge Antitrust Case - Google vs Oracle - Facebook Bans QAnon

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Huge Antitrust Case - Google vs Oracle - Facebook Bans QAnon

  • (Democratic) Congress releases its antitrust case against Big Tech. The TWiG panelists have a huge fight over it. Cries of "moral panic" abound.
  • TikTok Dreams of Cranberry Juice Longboards
  • TikTok passes Instagram to become #2 in the hearts of teens.
  • Alexis Ohanian starts Oda: a speaker company and a content company with live performances and subscriptions
  • Talking about consent in IoT
  • This is the case that never ends... it just goes on and on my friends...
  • Pixel 5 does not have the Pixel Neural Core... or Soli
  • Google plans to pay publishers a billion dollars
  • Facebook finally bans QAnon, will ban political ads after the election
  • The Google Changelog: G Suite = Google Workspace | ugly new logos | Live View improves | RIP Beauty Filter | Google adds "Stories"| Google WiFi is back | Samsonite Jacquard Backpack | CRISPR | Black holes
  • Half the atoms in the planet could be digital data by 2245
  • Delicious mealworms in the world's most expensive bug farm

  • Picks of the week
  • Stacey's Thing: Nest Audio
  • Jeff's Number: In UK TikTok = half of FB in three years
  • Ant's Stuff: Debunking Sunday's $2 Bill Discussion on TWiT
  • Ant's Stuff 2: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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

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Oct 08 2020

2hr 29mins

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Rank #3: TWiG 579: Leo By a Nose - Pixel 5 Event, Amazon Echo Event, Taco Bell Quarterly

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Pixel 5 Event, Amazon Echo Event, Taco Bell Quarterly

  • Google's Pixel 5 event disappoints
  • Sonos sues Google for multi-room audio patent infringement
  • Google TV: available yesterday!
  • Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 are pretty ok.
  • Hold For Me is the killer app for the Pixel 5
  • Pixel 4a 5G should have been called Pixel 5a
  • The new Google TV doesn't work with Stadia. WTF?
  • Nest Audio is a speaker that exists
  • Google turns 22. Yay.
  • Comparing Leo and Jeff's schnozzes
  • Pixel 5 camera features look nice
  • When the heck is the DOJ going to sue Google?
  • Google is so mad at Australia they hired a comedian to talk about busses and restaurants
  • Farmville will finally die at the end of the year
  • 40 Bit Gaming is a cool newsletter for older gamers
  • You can play Myst in VR now. Ant's all like, "What is Myst?"
  • Facebook stops pretending that Instagram and WhatsApp are separate things
  • Leo explains why you shouldn't get a contractor to do your home wifi, and why you shouldn't do it yourself
  • Amazon's 2020 hardware event: Flying cam, car cam, ball Echo
  • That time Stacey broke her nose
  • Staceysplaining Amazon Sidewalk
  • The new Echo devices have an AZ1 Machine learning chip
  • Amazon's new car alarm will warn you when you are towed
  • Amazon's flying security cam brings the moral panic
  • Robots that hang from the ceiling like bats
  • Ransomware Coffeepot
  • Wyze is our favorite smart stuff maker
  • Excerpts from the new Taco Bell Quarterly
  • Stacey is mad about hard Topo Chico
  • Starlink Internet helps Washington firefighters
  • perma.cc is Harvard Library's way to save websites forever
  • Amazon One wants to know your palm

  • Stacey's Thing: Cloudflare Radar
  • Jeff's Number: @jack donates $10m to Kendi's anti-racism center
  • Ant's Stuff: Get The Photographer's thought process behind popular photos

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

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Oct 01 2020

2hr 20mins

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Rank #4: TWiG 578: Find the Cat - Pixel 5 Rumors, TikTok Drama, DOJ vs Google

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Pixel 5 Rumors, TikTok Drama, DOJ vs Google

  • Pixel 5 coming September 30th. Here's what to expect.
  • Is the Pixel 5 the last Pixel phone?
  • The TikTok saga continues. First Amendment battles, Chinese recalcitrance, and the worst possible deal
  • US DOJ is going after Google. What will they focus on?
  • What trackers should we be afraid of?
  • How can the left and the right come together, and how can tech help?
  • Is the Pixelbook dead? What should we buy instead?
  • Why Google+ Died
  • China's 100-year plan vs America's new plan every week
  • Can you find the cat?
  • Casey Newton leaves The Verge - is this another harbinger of the coming federation of media?
  • Quibi is up for sale
  • The IG Nobel Awards

  • Leo's Tool: Blacklight – The Markup
  • Leo's Tool 2: The Ultimate Techade Quiz
  • Mike's Thing: Scrolldit
  • Jeff's Number: Old TV caused village broadband outages for 18 months
  • Jeff's Number 2: In Memorium: Wes Thorp
  • Ant's Stuff: Canon Webcam Utility Out of Beta for Windows Users
  • Ant's Stuff 2: Adobe Max Speakers Announced

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt

Guest: Mike Elgan

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Sep 24 2020

2hr 47mins

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Rank #5: TWiG 577: But Can It Do Network Segmentation? - Facebook Smart Glasses, TikTok Saga, Nvidia Buys ARM

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Facebook Smart Glasses, TikTok Saga, Nvidia Buys ARM

  • Pixel 5, Chromecast, and Nest Homecoming September 30th
  • What is LaCrOS? Decoupling Chrome OS from the Chrome browser
  • Meet vs Zoom vs Skype: Which is better?
  • What people look like on Zoom vs what the rest of their room looks like
  • Nvidia buys ARM for $40 Billion
  • Google Fiber goes to 2Gbps
  • Facebook's AR smart glasses are Ray-Bans
  • Oculus Quest 2 is Facebook's only VR headset
  • Microsoft Duo Review - it's not a phone, it's a Smurface
  • The TikTok saga gets funnier by the minute - Trump says he may not sign the deal
  • Amazon opens 1000 local delivery hubs
  • Fitness+, Paramount+, TWiT+
  • Amazon is opening invite-only luxury stores
  • Kim Kardashian leaves Facebook and Instagram (for a day)
  • Amazon offering $1000 signing bonus
  • Stripe offers employees $20,000 to leave San Francisco and take a 10% pay cut
  • The newest American Girl Doll is an 80s girl Pac-Man champion
  • Google Changelog: Duo for Android TV | Meet 7x7 grid | Waze lane guidance | ChromeOS handwriting recognition | Google Advance Protection | Home 'presence sensing' | Duo screen sharing

  • Tips and Picks
  • Leo's Tools: Baratunde Thurston's new podcast "How to Citizen"
  • Cory Doctorow
  • Duty-Free inventor gives away $8 Billion
  • Stacey's Things: Firewalla Gold Review
  • Yonomi
  • Olisto
  • Jeff's Number: Bessemer releases its investment memos for many companies: Twillio, Twitch, Pinterest, etc.
  • Ant's Stuff: What ZDNet Did For My Confidence

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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Sep 17 2020

2hr 21mins

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Rank #6: TWiG 576: Stardenburdenhardenbart - California is Burning, Android 11, Chip IoT Standard

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California is Burning, Android 11, Chip IoT Standard

  • California Fires: Götterdämmerung in real life
  • Android 11 Update - get all your messages in one place
  • Phone screens of the Future: Projectors and Glasses
  • Glob: Your phone will convey who you are to the world
  • Android 11 permissions auto reset
  • Leo tries not to lose his faith in technology
  • Chip: Apple, Amazon, and Google create an IoT standard
  • Playing Doom on a Pregnancy Test
  • Will Chip solve Leo's IoT Nightmare?
  • Steve Gibson's IoT security solution- trust nothing
  • IoT Security Cage Match!
  • NextDNS protects Leo from malware - Comcast does this as well
  • Google is tracking you and using that data to recommend you videos
  • YouTube's algorithm is better than Amazon's
  • The new emojis are here!
  • Yellow Pages rathole
  • If you need consent on YouTube, tweet about it
  • Stanford Cable TV News Analyser
  • Amazon bans foreign sales of plants
  • Amazon's fake reviews - use Fakespot
  • Amazon is the world's biggest pyramid scheme
  • Snowflake is the hot new company
  • Microsoft wins JEDI: Jeff Bezos is Sithed off
  • Should Woodward have saved the COVID tapes?
  • Google Changelog: Verified Calls | Carnac the Magnificent | Google Podcasts adds Cast button

  • Leo's Tool: Trader Joes Cacio e Pepe
  • Stacey's Thing: IFFFT Pro
  • Jeff's Number: The Sit-In - Harry Belafonte hosts the Tonight Show
  • Ant's Stuff: Clean HDMI-Out On Your Mobile Phone with Filmic Pro
  • Karsten's Mask: 3M TEKK Protection Full Face Respirator

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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Sep 10 2020

2hr 51mins

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Rank #7: TWiG 575: Thank You, Chad - Google Town, India vs PUBG, Remembering Chadwick Boseman

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Google Town, India vs PUBG, Remembering Chadwick Boseman

  • Herman Cain tweeting from beyond the grave, Walking Cat banned - WTF is going on at Twitter?
  • @VCBrags calls it quits after one exec was accused of running the account
  • Will Microsoft and Walmart buy TikTok? When?
  • Would you like to live in Google Town?
  • Google might pull fediverse android apps to block hate speech
  • Public restrooms are a source of aerosolized COVID
  • Should Google's ads be regulated like the stock market?
  • Google is developing the perfect fingerprinting/cookie system
  • Facebook threatens to block news from Australia
  • Russian trolls use deep fakes on Facebook
  • The origin of Patreon; Patreon tops $1 Billion
  • Spotify abuses Joe Budden
  • India bans PUBG
  • The third richest man on earth wants to wire your brain
  • Moral Panic over misinformation | cats | QAnon | Screen time | sex and social media |
  • The Google Changelog: Google Doodle on Android | Google Maps Traffic Lights | birthday reminders | kids space for tablets | Google/Apple COVID tracing API without an app | Pay for Parking in Austin | Lenovo's Assistant-powered clock | Local news in Assistant and podcasts
  • FBI investigating reports of a guy in a jet pack over LAX
  • Ant Pruitt talks about growing up with Chadwick Boseman

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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Sep 03 2020

2hr 56mins

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Rank #8: TWiG 574: The Right to Be For Scottin - Bezos Hits $200B, Palantir IPO, Trump vs Twitter

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Bezos Hits $200B, Palantir IPO, Trump vs Twitter

  • Jeff Bezos, the 200 Billion Dollar Man
  • Palantir files for IPO; flips off Silicon Valley
  • How much government secrecy is too much government secrecy?
  • Verily is getting into insurance for health insurance
  • Google to block heavy ads
  • Oculus Connect renamed to Facebook Connect
  • Facebook requires Oculus users to log in via Facebook
  • Donald Trump asks the Supreme Court to let him block Twitter users
  • Border Patrol claims the right to collect electronic data and keep it for 75 years from all citizens within 100 miles of the US Border
  • Why college students should take a gap year in 2020 and what they should do with it
  • Trader Joes has cacio e pepe, and other pasta tips
  • The Scottish Wikipedia is written by an American in broken English
  • Zoom day is the new snow day
  • Why boys are doing better than girls in quarantine

  • Picks of the Week
  • Leo's Tool: Audible Plus
  • Stacey's Thing: S'moresUp
  • Stacey's Thing 2: THE CORPORATION FROM ALIEN SHARES ITS REOPENING PLAN
  • Jeff's Number: Tech 5 account for 20% of stock market value
  • Jeff's Number 2: Forty
  • Ant's Stuff: DJI Osmo Mobile 4
  • Ant's Stuff 2: Guest appearance on He Shoots He Draws podcast
  • Karsten's Mask: A.I.R. SoloTM Personal UV Respirator
  • Karsten's Mask 2: Leather ALIEN Facehugger Mask

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

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Aug 27 2020

2hr 21mins

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Rank #9: TWiG 573: Australian for Leistungsschutzrecht - Facebook vs QAnon, Trump vs TikTok, Google vs Australia

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Facebook vs QAnon, Trump vs TikTok, Google vs Australia

  • Google's deprecation policy is killing it.
  • Google goes to the Australian public for help after the government blocks snippets
  • The Internet War is over, and Google won
  • What if Facebook dies?
  • Why America should kill TikTok
  • Twitter changing Retweet to "Quote Tweet"
  • Testing the new 6Ghz bandwidth 5G spectrum
  • Spot robot now caring for patients in hospitals
  • German princess gets her drunk rants taken off of Google
  • Trump praises QAnon as Facebook moves to block them
  • Zoom comes to Google Nest Hub, WebEx comes to
  • The Pine Phone ultra-secure Linux phone and the Obama Phone for low-income folk
  • GPT-3 AI-generated blog post hits the front page of Hacker News
  • Zombie pigs!
  • Ryan Renolds sells Aviation Gin for $610 million
  • Mint Mobile Plus has the best movie selection any streaming provider
  • DNC 2020: The YouTube Convention
  • The Google Changelog: Google Duo --> Google Meet | Multi-room Nest audio | Google AI hardware in new hands | Google Travel COVID info | Google Maps detail | Android 11 vs camera choice | Activity Cards in Search

  • Picks of the Week:
  • Stacey's Thing: Firewalla Gold: Multi-Gigabit Cyber Security
  • Jeff's Numbers: Amazon adds 3,500 jobs
  • Ant's Stuff: Adobe Max Registration
  • Ant's Stuff 2: An amazing content creator and an amazing maker
  • Karsten's Mask: Handmade leather mask from MereLeather in Ukraine. Very comfortable comes with paper filters, or you can use your own n95 inserts.
  • Karsten's Mask 2: YouTuber builds gun that shoots masks onto people's faces

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 20 2020

2hr 28mins

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Rank #10: TWiG 572: Cafe Ground Zero - Trump vs. TikTok and Tencent, Microsoft Surface Duo, Twitter Limits Replies

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Trump vs. TikTok and Tencent, Microsoft Surface Duo, Twitter Limits Replies

  • Sarah Cooper: Google UX designer, Tik Tok star
  • Trump vs. TikTok: what does it all mean?
  • Trump's Tencent ban makes Reddit, Tesla, and Spotify illegal
  • Rate Stacey's Zoom background
  • Trump vs. TikTok part 2: where does our data go?
  • Microsoft announces Surface Duo
  • Lucid Air electric car
  • New Jersey Supreme Court says the police can make you unlock your phone
  • Twitter rolling out reply-limiting feature
  • "Meeterial" Design: Google pushes Meet into everybody's faces
  • Why are there no ads on TechDirt?
  • US opens 3.5Ghz band to consumer use - this could seriously help out 5G
  • Happy Birthday IBM PC
  • Boeing 747s are still updated via 3.5 Floppy disk
  • Vaporwave's mini-boom of 3.5 floppies
  • Alamo Drafthouse offers private theater rentals
  • Sleepover at the final Blockbuster
  • Genius lost their suit against Google because they don't have standing
  • Verily steps into the COVID testing arena
  • Amazon wants to launch 3,236 satellites
  • Amazon wants to take over JC Pennys
  • Jarvis' entire history of media and journalism in 45 minutes
  • Google Changelog: Google Lens homework filter | Google Search adds 3D molecules | Google Phone beta app for all | Earthquake alerts | Google Lookout | A bunch of new Android updates | Google profile cards

Picks of the Week:

  • Stacey's Thing: DONATE BLOOD
  • Jeff's Number: Dreyer Stet Game
  • Ant's Stuff: Jett Fuel Java
  • Karsten's Mask: GIZDA FAce Shield
  • Karsten's Mask 2: Essential Mask Brace

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 13 2020

2hr 13mins

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