This Week in Google with Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt

May 26th 2021

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Amazon buying MGM catalogue, Fuchsia rolls out, 'Charlie Bit My Finger' NFT
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Category: News
  • Amazon to acquire MGM Studios for $8.5 billion
  • Butter Pat Industries Cast Iron Skillet
  • A deep dive into Google I/O’s smart home news
  • Google is releasing Fuchsia OS, starting w/ 1st-gen Nest Hub
  • Roku wants to expand into smart home devices
  • A thank-you note to the net
  • Biden anitrust people say Amazon's prices are too low; DC's says they are too high
  • Florida’s New Pro-Disney, Anti-Facebook and Twitter Law
  • Google Doodle celebrates the Savoy Ballroom with multiplayer swing dancing game
  • A Cappella Group Sings Computer, App, and Game Sound Effects
  • ‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ sold as an NFT, could vanish from YouTube forever
  • Feeling blue: drug dealer’s ‘love of stilton’ leads to his arrest
  • 2,500 people showed up to a Huntington Beach party that devolved into violence and vandalism, police say
  • This new Google Photos tool will help you prep for the end of free storage
  • Pixel Launcher Discover feed on Android 12 can be themed by Doodles in Material You-like manner
  • Google now lets you password-protect the page that shows all your searches
  • Google adding convenient ‘Save to Photos’ shortcut for Gmail attachments
  • Russia fines Google $81k (yes, k) for not deleting content; threatens to slow it down
  • Indian Police Visit Twitter Offices as Modi Goes on Pandemic Offense
  • Twitter previews Ticketed Spaces, says it’ll take a 20 percent cut of sales
  • Scoop: New York Times in talks to buy The Athletic


  • Stacey - How Normal Am I?
  • Jeff - America Talks: Want to connect with someone who disagrees with you?
  • Ant - Test your lungs
  • Ant - My Favorite Photo I Captured in Shanghai Is Discussed on "Behind The Shot"

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