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Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, Ant Pruitt, 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.

This Week in Google (Audio‪)‬ TWiT TV

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    • 4.2 • 598 Ratings

Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, Ant Pruitt, 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.

    Bob is Unimpressed - Bezos in space, Twitter Blue, Biden gives TikTok a pass, FaceTime on Android

    Bob is Unimpressed - Bezos in space, Twitter Blue, Biden gives TikTok a pass, FaceTime on Android

    FBI and Australian police ran an encrypted chat platform to catch criminal gang
    In Response to Oversight Board, Trump Suspended for Two Years; Will Only Be Reinstated if Conditions Permit
    Facebook reverses policy protecting politicians from engaging in harmful speech
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
    Twitter Blue paid subscription service launches with special features
    How TikTok's algorithm seems to work
    WWDC 2021: What Apple's HomeKit strategy means for the smart home
    Biden revokes Trump bans on TikTok and WeChat
    FaceTime is coming to Android and Windows via the web
    Will Apple Mail threaten the newsletter boom?
    The 1619 Project
    Google boosts Android privacy protections in attempt to rival Apple
    Google News Showcase Targeted by Germany Antitrust Chief Andreas Mundt
    Google's new subsea cable handles data surge between US, Brazil, Argentina
    Android 12 Beta 2: Google's Privacy focus arrives with camera/mic shutoffs, dashboard, more
    Google unveils $99 Pixel Buds A-Series with upgraded connectivity, no volume swipe gesture
    Related: Google fixed the frustrating audio cutouts on Pixel Buds A-Series — Here's how
    Stadia is coming to Chromecast w/ Google TV and select Android TV devices on June 23
    Chromecast with Google TV update adds 'Stadia support,' improves Bluetooth latency, more
    June Pixel Feature Drop: Astrophotography video, Photos Locked Folder, and more
    Google pulls the plug on ARCore-powered 'Measure' app; no longer available to new users
    Google Nest Hub & Hub Max get a more feature-rich browser complete with keyboard
    Ohio sues Google, seeks to declare the internet company a public utility
    Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge join forces to improve browser extensions
    Jeff Bezos and his brother will fly on Blue Origin's first human spaceflight with auction winner
    Is the viral banana-peel 'bacon' worth the hype? We made it, and we're not convinced
    Feds recover more than $2 million in ransomware payments from Colonial Pipeline hackers
    El Salvador becomes the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender after passing law
    Picks:

    Stacey - Nanoleaf Element First Look
    Jeff - Oxford University Press to end centuries of tradition by closing its printing arm
    Jeff - Lego typewriter #1
    Ant - Grandpa's description of selfie he took in 1952 blows away the internet: 'A pioneer'
    Ant - Babyshark, no not THAT Babyshark
    Ant - PLANTastic POT HEADS

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt

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    • 2 hr 42 min
    Swipe Down For Frog - Amazon Sidewalk, ZenBooths, Trump on Facebook, UK cookie guidance

    Swipe Down For Frog - Amazon Sidewalk, ZenBooths, Trump on Facebook, UK cookie guidance

    Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors
    New UK Cookie Guidance changes everything
    Google diversity head in 2007: Jews have 'insatiable appetite for war'
    Trump blog page shuts down for good
    Microsoft acquires ReFirm Labs for IoT security bolstering
    Google gets enthusiastic green light for a multi-billion-dollar San Jose campus
    Chrome is up to 23% faster in M91 and saves over 17 years of CPU time daily
    Google Nears Settlement of Ad-Tech Antitrust Case in France
    Quic gives the internet's data transmission foundation a needed speedup
    YouTube Says It Paid Out $4 Billion to Music Industry Over Past 12 Months
    Amazon Introduces Tiny 'ZenBooths' for Stressed-Out Warehouse Workers
    Cannabis stocks rally after Amazon endorses legalization
    Amazon Faced 75,000 Arbitration Demands. Now It Says: Fine, Sue Us
    Pennsylvania police chief charged after threatening citizen over critical Facebook posts
    Fall River police officer suspended for Facebook post after Derek Chauvin verdict
    Philly police officer fired over Facebook posts reinstated
    Orange County deputy suspended over TikTok videos
    A California teenager pushed a bear off her property in the wildest TikTok video
    Chrome OS 91 rolling out: Nearby Share launch, app notification badges, and more
    Chrome for Android adds a built-in screenshot tool and editor in the Share menu
    Apple TV app is now available on all Android TV devices, too
    Google Search adds fabulous Pride Month Easter egg
    Google rolls out 'Weather Frog' clock to Nest Hub and Hub Max
    Google Meet web redesign rolling out now with full availability in June
    You can now quickly present Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to ongoing Meet calls
    Stack Overflow acquired by Prosus for $1.8 billion
    The NFT market bubble has popped and we've got the charts to prove it
    Picks:

    Stacey - A Memory Called Empire
    Jeff - A Rural-Urban Broadband Divide, but Not the One You Think Of
    Jeff - Thomas Baekdal Naomi Osaka thread
    Ant - Why Netflix's New Series High on the Hog Is a Must-Watch
    Ant - Halston on Netflix
    Ant - The CHAMP is HERE

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt

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    • 2 hr 7 min
    58% Normal - Amazon buying MGM catalogue, Fuchsia rolls out, 'Charlie Bit My Finger' NFT

    58% Normal - Amazon buying MGM catalogue, Fuchsia rolls out, 'Charlie Bit My Finger' NFT

    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
    Picks:

    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"

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt

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    • 2 hr 25 min
    Waymo Confused - Google IO keynote, problem with Google's AI demo, Project Starline, Material You

    Waymo Confused - Google IO keynote, problem with Google's AI demo, Project Starline, Material You

    Google sends the Blob Opera on tour, starting with extremely fun show at I/O
    Google and Samsung unite to reboot Android watches, with a dose of Fitbit too
    12 Google Workspace updates for better collaboration: Smart Canvas
    Do We Have Minds of Our Own?
    Material You is Google's new personalized design language
    Chrome testing RSS-powered 'Follow' button & feed that keeps the Google Reader dream alive
    An experiment in helping users and web publishers create deeper connections on Chrome
    Google's Project Starline Videoconference Tech Wants to Turn You Into a Hologram
    Google's Docs dilemma: Why the biggest improvements in years might not be enough
    kinopio.club
    The Linear Oppression of Note-taking Apps
    Seeing With Fresh Eyes: Meaning, Space, Data, Truth
    Google I/O swag suggests something fun is happening at 4 p.m. PT today
    LaMDA: our breakthrough conversation technology
    Google made AI language the centerpiece of I/O while ignoring its troubled past at the company
    A driverless Waymo got stuck in traffic and then tried to run away from its support crew
    Google Photos update adds new Memories and a Locked Folder, previews Cinematic moments
    Google Fast Pair coming to BMW, Ford cars, and Beats headphones
    Android now powers over 3 billion devices
    Get around and explore with 5 new Google Maps updates
    Helping all your devices work better together
    Chrome now uses Duplex to fix your stolen passwords
    Google Search adds 'DVD screensaver' Easter egg that might eventually hit the corner
    Picks:

    Kevin - Map of the Internet
    Stacey - $40,000 Home Theater Bed Offers Unique Opportunity
    Ant - Get A Round Tuit
    Jeff - Apple's compromises in China: Five takeaways

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

    Guest: Kevin Marks

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    • 2 hr 15 min
    A Self Described Grim Countenance - Project CHIP's new name, Tile's Sidewalk deal, RIP Type 1 fonts

    A Self Described Grim Countenance - Project CHIP's new name, Tile's Sidewalk deal, RIP Type 1 fonts

    Project CHIP gets a new name and so does the Zigbee Alliance
    With Tile deal Amazon's Sidewalk network just became more interesting
    US passes emergency waiver over fuel pipeline cyber-attack
    Google Plans to Double AI Ethics Research Staff
    YouTube will pay $100 million to people who make popular videos for its TikTok competitor
    Tech giants have all become creator companies
    Cory Doctorow: How copyright filters lead to wage-theft
    Apple robbed the mob's bank
    Army of fake fans boosts China's messaging on Twitter
    Why does every advert look the same? Blame Corporate Memphis
    Adobe is dropping PostScript Type 1 font support. Be prepared for the change
    Google Pay US users can now send money to users in India and Singapore
    Google Fiber finally has a logo over a decade after launch
    Google brings Gboard to Wear OS for first major app launch in years, more teased for 2021
    Google Assistant Family Broadcasts from Smart Displays can now appear on phones
    Alexa, who are you? New book identifies Amazon's secret voiceover artist
    The people who want to keep masking: 'It's like an invisibility cloak'
    Anti-Maskers Ready to Start Masking—to Protect Themselves From the Vaccinated
    Private-equity firm revives zombie fossil-fuel power plant to mine bitcoin
    Elon Musk says Tesla will stop accepting bitcoin for car purchases, citing environmental concerns
    Study Finds No Link Between Time Teens' Spend On Tech Devices And Mental Health Problems
    Ebay has officially opened its platform to NFT sales
    Picks:

    Stacey - M5Stack Core2 ESP32 IoT Development Kit for AWS IoT EduKit
    Jeff - Amazon's $300 million tax bill rejected by EU judges
    Leo - Stumbled - The greatest Sites of the Internet

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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    • 2 hr 30 min
    Honey I Shrunk the Carters - Google's privacy robot, more Stadia departures, Google IO predictions

    Honey I Shrunk the Carters - Google's privacy robot, more Stadia departures, Google IO predictions

    Google offices upon return: Privacy robot bubble walls, individual air, box lunches, no shuttles
    How Basecamp blew up
    Google Is Saving Over $1 Billion a Year by Working From Home
    Pichai teases 'significant' announcements at Google I/O 2021 as product cycles return to normal
    Apple hires an ex-Google AI scientist who resigned after colleagues' firings
    Google Nest Hub shows up at Bluetooth SIG running 'Fuchsia 1.0'
    Google announces 'Pixel Buds A-Series' in inadvertent unveil
    Stadia product head John Justice has left Google
    Watch Live as SpaceX Attempts to Launch Its Upgraded Starship Prototype Rocket
    Google's next Pixel phone could hop on the ultrawide bandwagon with Samsung and Apple
    Chromebooks dominate the global PC market to 275% growth, with HP leading the charge
    Mr. Beast, YouTube Star, Wants to Take Over the Business World
    Oversight Board's decision on Trump
    Jarvis thread on the decision: they punted
    Florida is set to ban 'deplatforming' by tech companies
    Signal Tries to Run the Most Honest Facebook Ad Campaign Ever, Immediately Gets Banned
    Facebook to give $5m to local journalists covering communities
    Amazon sees 'positive outcome' in FCC's SpaceX satellite ruling
    Twitter acquires Scroll, a big deal for its pay strategy & for the news industry's post-ad strategy
    New York requires $15 broadband for poor people, promptly gets sued by ISPs
    Yahoo and AOL, Early Internet Pioneers, Are Sold to Private Equity Firm
    John Swartzwelder, Sage of "The Simpsons"
    The computers are getting better at writing
    Gary Vaynerchuk: NFT is the next Amazon
    Dogecoin Co-Creator Sold All His Coins For Just Enough To Afford A Used Honda Civic In 2015 — Now DOGE Is Bigger Than Honda
    Sony ditches DSLRs, moving the camera industry beyond film-era designs
    Wide-Angle Oddity: Giant Bidens Meet Tiny Carters
    It took Google 526 days to give you a way to search through Stadia's 172 games
    Google Assistant Will Now Finally Be Able to Say Your Name Correctly
    Google Is Bringing a Google TV-Like Experience to Android Tablets
    YouTube begins testing time-linked comments on videos
    Picks:

    Jason - UAD Apollo Twin X
    Jeff - Matrix mold for the letter H
    Ant - Panfurware Music for Creators
    Ant - FLOSS Weekly's SSI and DEMOSCENE Discussion
    Ant - Younger #Hardhead Beats His Older Brother

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Ant Pruitt, and Jason Howell

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    • 2 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
598 Ratings

598 Ratings

jdlindsey7 ,

Enjoyable show except for the host

I greatly enjoy the regulars on the show, Jeff Jarvis and Stacey Higginbotham, but I cannot stand listening to the host, Leo. As others have stated, the show is much better when Leo is out and Jason Howell fills in.

Treasuredude ,

Good but far too long

Twit needs to hire an editor. We don’t need to hear every off topic or sidetracked discussion. Cut this down to a half hour of hard hitting content and it would be amazing. Who’s got time to listen to a 2+ hour long podcast?

Tico8 ,

Liberal hacks

Nothing to do with Google and more of liberal show where they crap on conservatives. God forbid someone has a differing opinion. Terrible.

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