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

Aug 11th 2021

This Week in Google 624

The Ladies' Menu

Apple's big mistake, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, is Uber a scam?
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Category: News
  • Apple’s Mistake – Stratechery by Ben Thompson.
  • The End Of Ownership: How Big Companies Are Trying To Turn Everyone Into Renters.
  • Canada’s got the world’s worst internet ideas.
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 announced with S Pen support and water resistance.
  • Samsung breaks the triple-digit barrier w/ Galaxy Z Flip 3 priced at $999.
  • The Galaxy Watch 4 injects Samsung's capable hardware with Google software.
  • Giving kids and teens a safer experience online.
  • Marjorie Taylor Greene Suspended by Twitter After ‘Fourth Strike’.
  • YouTube's algorithm is not radicalizing people according to a study by leading scholars.
  • Salt_Hank on TikTok.
  • End of the line for Uber.
  • Hubert Horan: Can Uber Ever Deliver? Part Twenty-Four: Uber Loses Another $6.8 Billion.
  • Google Pixel 5A Launching Later This Month at $450.
  • Google Launches Program To Hire More People With Autism.
  • Google reportedly planning a new Silicon Valley campus with a hardware center.
  • Google Fiber ending TV services in Austin, Atlanta; concentrating on internet service.
  • YouTube, Google Launch New Protections for Kids Under 18.
  • Google prominently adding Air Quality (AQI) info to Nest Hub, Hub Max in the US.
  • Google rolling out Android 12 Beta 4 for Pixel phones with ‘Platform Stability’
  • Google is adding an interactive periodic table to search.
  • Google Home 2.42 adds Nest Cam/Doorbell support, preps setting per-Device DNS and ADT.
  • YouTube for Android now lets you skip video chapters with a two-finger double-tap.
  • TCL announces new 6-series and 5-series TVs with Google TV instead of Roku.
  • Tweetshelf, alternative to Nuzzel.
  • Twitter AI bias contest shows beauty filters hoodwink the algorithm.

Picks:

  • Stacey - Filtrete Smart Air Purifiers
  • Jeff - Pompeii’s fast food joint unearthed in 2019 opens to public
  • Ant - Adobe's Rising Stars of Photography
  • Ant - My Amazon Driver is Better Than Yours

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