This Week in Google (Video LO)

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Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and their guests talk about the latest Google and cloud computing news.

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Conspiracy theories arise online and off about the Florida school shooting. A Twitter bot purge significantly reduces the follower counts of conservative users, but Twitter claims it's not political. Google removes the 'view image' button from search results to appease photographers, and a federal judge says that embedding a tweet can be a copyright infringement. Has Google become too big? Plenty of examples featured in a New York Times article suggest that Google has been trying to suppress competition, prompting some critics to say the government should step in. Edible Arrangements also goes after Google because its competitors show up in search results. Google AI can now predict heart attacks through an eye scan. Jeff's number: 1,226,247, the number of people who signed the Change.org petition to revert to the old Snapchat.Kevin's pick: Secure Shell for coding on ChromebooksJoan's pick: Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis Guests: Kevin Tofel and Joan Donovan Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsors: WordPress.com/twig RocketMortgage.com/Twig
Feb. 15, 2018
Google brings AMP to email, smart replies to messages, ad blocking to Chrome, and warnings to insecure websites. Cryptocurrency mining comes to Salon and 4200 other sites. Pixel Visual Core comes to Facebook and Snapchat, but not Google Camera. Logan Paul off YouTube - for now. Facebook loses the youngs. • Kevin's Stuff: Beaker Browser and Fritter • Jeff's Number: 280 character wedding vows • Stacey's Thing: Mango Mirror Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Guest: Kevin Marks Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsor: FreshBooks.com/twig
Feb. 8, 2018
The Superbowl commercials were ok, but Elon Musk's Tesla in space is the best ad ever. Nest is no longer separate from Google. Viacom buys VidCon. Alphabet's big tax bill kills company profits. Google's new Twitch competitor. Zuckerberg's mea culpa birthday message. RIP John Perry Barlow.Leo's Picks: Why Paper Jams Exist and Google Motion Stills AR ModeJeff's Number: Wired abandons banner ad model they invented, goes behind a paywallStacey's thing: Autonomous by Annalee Newitz Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsors: RocketMortgage.com/Twig WordPress.com/twig
Feb. 1, 2018
Amazon to launch its own internal healthcare service. Alphabet's Verily researches naked mole rats to extend human life. Facebook and Google promote local news. Google Clips on sale for some. Facebook Messenger Kids draws ire. Why you shouldn't buy Twitter followers. Bill Gate's new favorite book. The Boring Flamethrower. Stacey's Thing: Texting with AlexaJeff's Number: Google I/O May 8, Facebook F8 May 1-2 Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsor: RocketMortgage.com/Twig
Jan. 25, 2018
Montana and Burger King want to save Net Neutrality. AT&T seems to want to as well. Google I/O puzzle reveals the 2018 conference date. Google Play sells audiobooks. YouTube won't let stars say bad things about Google. Facebook sends out a news survey and invents a new unit of time. First Amazon Go shop opens. Twitter loses another exec. Don't call the Vine replacement "Vine 2." Indian good morning greetings are eating the internet. ICOs explained. Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham Guest: Mathew Ingram Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsors: RocketMortgage.com/Twig WordPress.com/twig
Jan. 18, 2018
Google's Arts & Culture app matches your selfie with famous works of art. Facebook will show more content from your friends and family, less news. Why Google Photos won't search for gorillas. Google Home and Chromecast killing Wi-Fi. YouTube will stop monetizing small video producers. Black and white screens fix phone addiction. Leo's Pick: Thee Strange Brands in Your Instagram FeedJeff's Numbers: Apple to pay $38b under repatriation, and Blackrock: Contribute to society or risk losing our supportStacey's Thing: Nanoleaf Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.
Jan. 11, 2018
Google's 1st CES: Assistant is everywhere, but so is rain. People keep stealing Google bikes. AT&T pulls out of a Huawei deal - Huawei CEO is not pleased. Mark Zuckerberg's ""personal challenge"" for 2018 is to do his job. Facebook kills M. Meltdown mitigation hurts. Record number of US border gadget searches. Senate will vote to fix Net Neutrality. IoT at CES.Jeff's Pick: my_aussie_gal on InstagramMathew's Pick: Sarah Silverman and the Twitter Troll Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Guest: Mathew Ingram Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsors: FreshBooks.com/twig RocketMortgage.com/Twig
Jan. 4, 2018
Say farewell to Pixel C, YouTube on Alexa, and decency on YouTube. Say hello to Trump's big button, SWATing, and corporations as malevolent AIs. Google Images knows how you'll vote. Ads coming to Alexa. Amazon is not really going to buy Target, are they? Equifax gets off scot-free. Facebook's new Center for Deleting Content.Leo's Tool: What 3 Words: a new way to navigateJeff's Number: Million Short: search links without the top million resultsKevin's Stuff: IndieWeb, Homebrew Website Club, and Micro.blog Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis Guest: Kevin Marks Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.
Dec. 27, 2017
Our best moments of 2017. Google's messaging mess. The most common passwords of 2016. Wikileaks' CIA hacking trove. What's in Android O. YouTube TV. Facebook F8 announcements. Burger King trolls Google Assistant. Harassment in Silicon Valley. "Google Memo" fallout. Amazon's surprise new Echos. Google Home Mini spies on reviewer. Alpha Go Zero learns by itself. We hate Pixel Buds, Pixel 2, 2XL. Google fixes their hamburger emoji. Net Neutrality ends. Happy Holidays! Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsor: GoToWebinar.com/podcast
Dec. 21, 2017
Facebook's facial recognition software will alert you when someone posts a picture of you, even without being tagged. Snooze your friends. How to use meme wars to run for President. Google Maps has a 6 year lead on the competition. Google AI finds two new planets. Google kills Tango. Twitter hate crackdown. Republican "Net Neutrality" bill. Magic Leap reveals its AR headset. Amazon Echo Spot unboxing.Joan Donovan's Pick: Exploding the PhoneJeff's Number: Elon Musk Tweets His Phone NumberStacey's Thing: Wink+SonosLeo's Tool: Amazon Echo Spot Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Guest: Joan Donovan Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show. Sponsors: RocketMortgage.com/Twig GoToWebinar.com/podcast