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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 / 21:00 UTC.

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    • 4.2 • 579 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 / 21:00 UTC.

    Jalapeño - Facebook calls truce in Australia, Pixel saves a man's life, Fry's is done, Gamestop doubles again

    Jalapeño - Facebook calls truce in Australia, Pixel saves a man's life, Fry's is done, Gamestop doubles again

    Facebook to reverse news ban on Australian sites, government to make amendments to media bargaining code
    Murdoch's law and the net
    GameStop shares soar more than 100% amid executive shuffle
    Trump reportedly appealed to FB Oversight Board
    Sheryl Sandberg and Top Facebook Execs Silenced an Enemy of Turkey to Prevent a Hit to the Company's Business
    Taco Bell chicken sandwich/taco! Pickled jalapeño > pickle
    A second Google A.I. researcher says the company fired her
    Why did I leave Google or, why did I stay so long?
    Alphabet in talks with Spanish publishers to bring Google News back, sources say
    Biden admin plans executive order to address chip-shortage woes
    Google Pixel phone saved an unconscious man from being trapped in an overturned vehicle for hours
    Google-linked smart city plan ditched in Portland
    Samsung now updates Android for longer than Google does
    It's the End of an Era: Fry's Calls It Quits
    Birders fighting over celeb birds on Twitter
    Dorsey says Twitter needs to go all-in on subs
    California can finally enforce its landmark net neutrality law, judge rules
    YouTube to Let Parents Set Up Supervised Accounts for Kids Under 13
    Google surfacing lightweight HTML5 games in Discover, Chrome around the world
    Android's latest update will let you schedule texts, secure your passwords, and more
    Apple TV App Is Now Available on Chromecast With Google TV
    Jetpack Compose enters beta, making Android UI development easier
    Google is bringing games to Android Auto, and no, it's not Stadia
    Google Calendar now lets you set split working hours, repeating OOO entries
    Google Chat website getting a Gmail-like redesign with Hangouts-style chat windows
    Picks:

    Stacey: Ting Fire Safety
    Jeff: The music industry makes more money but has more mouths to feed
    Ant: "W" is for Whack
    Leo: Lena @ Things Of Interest

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

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    • 2 hr 32 min
    You Lost Me at Zucchini - Google's News Corp deal, Facebook pulls news from Australia, Android Snow Cone

    You Lost Me at Zucchini - Google's News Corp deal, Facebook pulls news from Australia, Android Snow Cone

    Google and News Corp sign global multiyear licensing deal
    Google proposes way for Fuchsia OS to run Android and Linux programs 'natively'
    Android 12 "Snow Cone": Everything we know so far about Google's next big update!
    Leo is losing interest in Android
    Microsoft tried to acquire Pinterest, FT reports
    Chromebooks outsold Macs worldwide in 2020, cutting into Windows market share
    France fines Google 1.1 million euros over hotel rankings practices
    Waymo begins robo-taxi tests in San Francisco
    Facebook pulls news out of News Feed in Australia
    Feta shortage
    Supermicro Hack: How China Exploited a U.S. Tech Supplier Over Years
    Nothing owns the Essential brand
    Security bugs left unpatched in Android app with one billion downloads
    Verizon $6b bid to buy Tracfone
    AT&T scrambles to install fiber for 90-year-old after his viral WSJ ad | Ars Technica
    A new video editor, plus enhanced editing features
    YouTube TV will add 4K streaming, more simultaneous streams for an additional price
    Google to roll out slate of over 50 updates for Classroom, Meet, and other online education tools
    Google bringing Material Design to the web in a significant way with WordPress plugin
    Google Maps will now let you pay for public transportation and parking through its app
    Google Play Store can now share apps and updates with nearby devices
    Fitbit smartwatches and trackers are now sold at the Google Store
    Google Assistant unofficially comes to Windows, macOS w/ useful custom client
    Google Prompt 2FA UI on Android gets much-needed dark theme
    Picks:

    Stacey: PeakFinder
    Leo: Pinboard
    Jeff: 9k comments to FBOB on Trump ban
    Ant: Apex Percussion on YouTube

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

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    • 2 hr 31 min
    I'm Not a Cat - Breaking down social silos, TikTok sale on hold, home-made COVID vaccine

    I'm Not a Cat - Breaking down social silos, TikTok sale on hold, home-made COVID vaccine

    Scandinavian YouTube Responds to GM's Will Ferrell Super Bowl Ad.
    Reddit's 5-second Superbowl ad.
    Twitter results: $1b quarter; warns of user slowdown coming.
    Bluesky: @Jack envisions an app store for social-media algos.
    The EU looks set to follow Australia's lead by demanding Google and Facebook pay for news articles.
    Amazon-box birthday cake.
    TikTok Sale to Oracle, Walmart Is Shelved as Biden Reviews Security.
    Pink's 9-year-old daughter Willow's singing debut.
    TikTok and Universal Music Unveil 'Expanded Global Alliance'
    Making Vaccine - LessWrong.
    How This New Yorker Created a Vaccine Appointment Website for $50.
    Hacker Tried to Poison Florida City's Water Supply, Police Say.
    Nevada bill would allow tech companies to create governments.
    23andMe Goes Public as $3.5 Billion Company With Branson Aid.
    20% of requests for Wikimedia Commons are for one image of a flower.
    Google taps your phone cameras to measure your heart rate.
    Google adds Out to Play memory collection for parents.
    Google photo adds pinch-to-zoom for videos.
    Google will delete your Play Music library later this month, emailing out final warning.
    Google rolling out Cast firmware 1.52 to Nest Hub, Max: New Alarms UI, Sunrise, Zoom, and more.
    Google rolling out new Pixel Buds firmware 553 update.
    Picks:

    Stacey: Shelly Motion Sensor.
    Jeff: TIkTok trend report.
    Ant: 'I'm Not a Cat,' Says Lawyer Having Zoom Filter Difficulties.
    Ant: Shout out to Erica Joy Baker for her appearance on Jeopardy!

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

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    • 2 hr 8 min
    Count Robhgien Ruomorf Laetsew - Alphabet Earnings, Ford Gets Android Automotive, Jeff Bezos Steps Down

    Count Robhgien Ruomorf Laetsew - Alphabet Earnings, Ford Gets Android Automotive, Jeff Bezos Steps Down

    Google and Ford sign six-year tie-up
    Alphabet revenue up 23%; YouTube up 47%; cloud lost $5.6b
    Google Stadia Shuts Down Internal Studios, Changing Business Focus
    New Jarvis post on scissors editors and the Australian news legislation
    Microsoft backs Australia's proposed laws that would force Google, Facebook to pay local media for content
    Huawei's HarmonyOS: "Fake it till you make it" meets OS development
    Chromebook demand has grown by over 4x during the COVID-19 pandemic
    Pixel Slate removed from Google Store
    Google to stop using Apple tool to track iPhone users, avoiding new pop-up warning
    Google to pay $3.8m to settle discrimination lawsuits
    How do Google and Apple stack up against each other in racial justice?
    Facebook's 'Oversight Board' overturns 4 cases in first rulings
    Facebook develops bad-news-avoidance tool for advertisers
    Bezos stepping down/up at CEO -> executive chair
    The Relentless Jeff Bezos
    Seed Investments in Insurrection
    Parler CEO John Matze says he's been terminated by board: 'I did not participate in this decision'
    Sinofsky speaks! Former Microsoft exec to publish memoirs online
    February security patch rolling out to Google Pixel, factory images & OTAs live
    Google Meet adds a green room so you can primp
    Google Search links getting 'About this result' panel with website information
    YouTube will have a new 'BHM' logo every week for Black History Month
    Google Play allowing Android gambling and betting apps in more countries, including US
    Android TV homescreen gets another revamp, this time w/ some Google TV goodness
    Android 'Phone Hub' begins arriving in Chrome OS for a select few
    Uber buying Drizly for $1.1b
    Clubhouse's moment arrives
    Picks:

    Stacey: Alternatives to Wink hub
    Jeff: Ben Evans' annual slideshow extravaganza
    Ant: VERY HAPPY and PROUD Moment #hardhead

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

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    • 2 hr 27 min
    Squeezing the Shorts - Gamestop stock and Reddit, $60 Ring doorbell, Goodbye Loon, Nextdoor

    Squeezing the Shorts - Gamestop stock and Reddit, $60 Ring doorbell, Goodbye Loon, Nextdoor

    Put Bernie Anywhere!
    Online trading platforms see a surge in usage as Redditors take on Wall Street
    Google announces plan to tackle privacy issues in online advertising
    Google says it may have found a privacy-friendly substitute to cookies
    Nextdoor Is Quietly Replacing the Small-Town Paper
    Ring launches $60 entry doorbell
    Google's puritanical algo censors .ass
    Alphabet Pops Loon's Balloons—but Won't Call It a Failure
    Google will turn some of its offices into COVID-19 vaccination sites
    Letter from Susan: Our 2021 Priorities
    Referring Former President Trump's Suspension From Facebook to the Oversight Board
    YouTube extends Trump's suspension for a second time
    Facebook says it will dial down politics
    Dept. of Unintended Consequences: Ad bans hurting campaigns
    Latest Twitter acquisition: newsletter platform Revue
    Twitter opening up archive to researchers for free
    Twitter establishes Birdwatch: crowdsourced flagging and checking of tweets
    @jack's @bluesky releases ecosystem status report
    Google 'My Activity' page gets rare web dark theme on mobile and desktop
    Google redesigns mobile Search on Android and iOS to be easier to read
    Chrome now hides notification content when screen sharing to keep alerts private
    Chrome OS 88 rolling out Smart Display-like screen saver with Google Photos, weather
    YouTube.com is now available to install as a Progressive Web App
    Google Lens for Android rolling out offline translate capability
    Google Photos for Android gets tablet-optimized interface
    Stacey's forebears: Westinghouse Total Electric Home
    Sony announces the Xperia Pro smartphone with a dedicated HDMI input for $2,499.99
    Google Maps on Android Automotive gets better at planning EV charging stops
    Picks:

    Stacey: Hilda on Netflix
    Jeff: Fall of Silicon Valley
    Ant: The GizFiz
    Leo: Model 100 Portable Computer Kit by READY! Computer Corporation

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

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    • 2 hr 36 min
    Welcome to the Fetaverse - POTUS transition on Twitter, Brave adds IPFS, Bernie mitten memes

    Welcome to the Fetaverse - POTUS transition on Twitter, Brave adds IPFS, Bernie mitten memes

    President pardons ex-Google engineer Anthony Levandowski
    The reset of presidential Twitter accounts
    A notable drop in misinformation attributed to Twitter's Trump ban
    Google cuts off another AI expert in the company
    Google Research report shows its accomplishments in AI
    Google tests blocking news from search in Australia
    youtube-dl reinstated thanks to the EFF
    U.S. judge in Facebook antitrust lawsuits sets March, April deadlines for responses
    Turkey slaps ad ban on Twitter under new social media law
    Cory Doctorow on the Deplatforming of the (former) President
    TikTok users make Bridgerton, the Musical
    Discuss 22-year-old Amanda Gorman's inaugural poem "The Hill We Climb"
    Biden Has a Peloton Bike. That Raises Issues at the White House
    Biden SEC pick is no stranger to crypto
    Trump administration adds China's Comac, Xiaomi to Chinese military blacklist
    In hidden message on White House website, Biden calls for coders
    Brave becomes first browser to add native support for the IPFS protocol
    Developer Makes Interactive Map of Parler Videos From Capitol Hill Riots
    MIT review has a guide to ethical online investigation
    Bernie mitten memes!
    Chrome 88 rolling out with a number of changes
    Gmail now lets you resize Google Chat, Rooms in the web sidebar
    Google cuts off acceess for Chromium browsers to sync, other services
    The Google Play Store adds icons to show chart position changes
    Google rolling out Winter Seasonal Savings to Nest Thermostats
    Google previewing new Nest Hub alarms with more customization, tones, and 'Sunrise'
    Google Maps making streets, nature much more detailed
    Google Store stops selling the two-year-old Pixel USB-C earbuds
    Stadia's new State Share features lands with the release of Hitman 3
    The Complete List of Trump's Twitter Insults (2015-2021)
    Malwarebytes says it was hacked by group that breached SolarWinds, via Azure and Office 365 exploits
    Trump seeks to curb foreign cyber meddling on last day in office
    Pocket Casts is up for sale nearly three years after acquisition by public radio consortium
    Picks:

    Ant: Thank you to the Heroes image
    Stacey: $10 GE grow light
    Jeff: Digital reading exploded during the pandemic
    Jeff: Netflix has reached 200 million customers

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

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    • 2 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
579 Ratings

579 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.

HarpoSklar ,

Enjoyable if meandering ride

The balance of backgrounds makes tackling some of the heavier issues a full and lively discussion. There's also lots of nerdery with things from web technologies to IOT chipsets to publishing business models. They have done a better job recently in not falling into many political wormholes, which I know a lot will appreciate.

Celticsjc ,

Must Listen Podcast

This podcast is a must listen podcast for all. Informative and entertaining conversations from some of the best minds in the industry. Leo hosts every week Stacy and Jeff with Ant to discuss current events and news from the world of Google which touches on many subjects. The knowledge displayed each week is better than any other podcast I have heard with such a wide range of subjects. They make a fabulous panel and it’s enjoyable. Give this a listen for a few weeks and you’ll be hooked.

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