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

Jul 28th 2021

This Week in Google 622

Rocket to Hawaii

Alphabet earnings, Facebook Metaverse, Blizzard protest, Mystery Soda Machine
Records live every Wednesday at 4:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm Pacific / 20:00 UTC.
Guests: Kevin Marks
Category: News
  • Alphabet crushes Q2 earnings estimates as Google Cloud cuts losses, grows 54%
  • Sundar Pichai: Fall Pixel line showcases Android 12 & ‘deep tech investments,’ touts long-term strategy
  • Samsung will announce new foldables on August 11
  • How Google Cloud plans to kill its ‘Killed By Google’ reputation
  • Why is China smashing its tech industry?
  • NYC to Shanghai in 40 minutes: SpaceX’s goal for point-to-point space travel
  • Galène videoconference server
  • Facebook announces Metaverse product group headed by Instagram VP Vishal Shah
  • Who will own the metaverse?
  • The Metaverse: What It Is, Where to Find it, Who Will Build It, and Fortnite
  • Activision Blizzard Employees Are Walking Out in Protest
  • State AGs will appeal loss in Facebook case
  • Facebook to limit ads children see after revelations Australian alcohol companies can reach teens
  • Bezos offers to cover $2 billion in exchange for NASA contract
  • Google pushed a one-character typo to production, bricking Chrome OS devices
  • Olympics Broadcaster Announces His Computer Password on Live TV
  • Elon Musk confirms Tesla will not offer a regular steering wheel on new Model S/X
  • Mystery Soda Machine
  • Privacy Sandbox Timeline
  • Faster and more efficient phishing detection in M92
  • Google Drive will let you block other users to stop potential harassment
  • Here’s what that Google Drive “security update” message means
  • Google Assistant rolling out ‘Fast checkout’ shopping, powered by Duplex on the Web
  • ‘Backup by Google One’ is Android’s new unified backup system
  • YouTube creators can now apply to test the Stadia Crowd Play Beta
  • Android Studio Arctic Fox is now available w/ Wear OS pairing and Jetpack Compose
  • Google's vision of Android development is finally realized with Jetpack Compose 1.0
  • Twitter ‘acqui-hires’ the team from a subscription news app, Brief
  • Twitter pilots a new shopping section for brands
  • Twitter posts fastest revenue growth since 2014 in pandemic rebound
  • Twitter reveals a surprisingly low two-factor auth (2FA) adoption rate

Picks:

  • Jason - My LIkes playlist in YouTube Music
  • Leo - YouTube TV for Olympics in 4K
  • Kevin - John Peel sessions
  • Kevin - Hyperland by Douglas Adams
  • Ant - Nine Nasty Words by John McWhorter
  • Ant - Some Disagree and I Get it, But...
  • Ant - I can't stop laughing at this

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