This Week in Google (MP3)

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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.

Episode Date
TWiG 462: The People Formerly Known as the Audience
2:25:30

This Week in Google (Audio)

  • 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 Find X solves the all screen, no notch problem with a pop-up camera.
  • How to get your money back if you've been scammed by a Nigerian prince.
  • Sell your CryptoKitties now! Leo and Stacey explain blockchain and ICOs.

Picks of the Week:

  • Stacey's Thing 1: SYLVANIA LIGHTIFY ZigBee Outdoor Colored Gardenspot Starter Kit
  • Stacey's Thing 2: Delta Voice Activated Faucet with Alexa
  • Jeff's Number 1: Facebook RAICES campaign raises over $13 million, $3 million during this show alone.
  • Jeff's Number 2: Facebook stock at all-time high
  • Jeff's Number 3: Twitter and Square on the verge of doubling
  • Leo's Tool: Google Podcasts App

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Jun 20, 2018
TWiG 461: The Backhaul Gonna Bite Ya
2:12:34

This Week in Google (Audio)

  • 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

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Jun 14, 2018
TWiG 460: A Confusing Number of People
2:08:48

This Week in Google (Audio)

  • 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 Glow
  • Jeff's Number: Sundar is just Sundar
  • Leo's Tool: Google Lens standalone app

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Jun 07, 2018
TWiG 459: Status Update: Terror
1:46:55

This Week in Google (Audio)

  • 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 Things: Jabra 65t headphones with Alexa, Wyze Cam Pan

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Joan Donovan

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May 31, 2018
TWiG 458: The Queen in Green
1:57:17

This Week in Google (Audio)

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 API. The Obamas sign deal to produce shows on Netflix. Watch out for zombies in Lake Worth, FL. The internet takes full advantage of the Queen's green outfit by using it as a green screen. And on a more serious note, it's Mental Health Awareness Month. Check out curestigma.org.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guests: Ant Pruitt and Kevin Tofel

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May 24, 2018
TWiG 457: Trouble at the Cheese Factory
2:13:22

This Week in Google (Audio)

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, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Mike Elgan

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May 17, 2018
TWiG 456: All the Good Stuff at Google I/O
1:39:42

This Week in Google (Audio)

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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May 08, 2018
TWiG 455: CanuckCanoeCast
2:06:08

This Week in Google (Audio)

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 Husband's Thing: New Top Level Domain Name Stats
  • Jason's Tool: You can review Google Assistant actions

Hosts: Jeff Jarvis and Stacey Higginbotham

Guests: Mathew Ingram and Andrew Allemann

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May 02, 2018
TWiG 454: The Oldsmobile of Email
1:43:58

This Week in Google (Audio)

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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Apr 25, 2018
TWiG 453: Naked Egg Taco
2:00:02

This Week in Google (Audio)

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 Twitter philosophy book
  • Stacey's Pick: Ecobee Switch Plus with Alexa

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Apr 19, 2018