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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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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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    That Bret Taylor? - Dorsey leaves Twitter, Square becomes Block, Don't Be Evil lawsuit, Jim Warren

    That Bret Taylor? - Dorsey leaves Twitter, Square becomes Block, Don't Be Evil lawsuit, Jim Warren

    @Jack: not sure anyone has heard but, I resigned from Twitter.
    Who is Parag Agrawal?
    Twitter Has a New CEO; What About a New Business Model?
    Twitter bans sharing 'private' images and videos without consent.
    Jack Dorsey's Square changes corporate name to Block.
    Edge users aren't happy about Microsoft's built-in 'buy now, pay later' tool.
    Average American Credit Card Debt in 2021: $5,525.
    Onion: Self-Important A*****e Making Big Show About Leaving Twitter.
    Black Friday shopping in stores drops 28% from pre-pandemic levels.
    PayPal CEO says spending via its buy-now-pay-later service soared 400% on Black Friday, as inflation bites and shoppers feel the pinch.
    Meta has chosen AWS as its long-term strategic cloud provider.
    AWS re:Invent | Amazon Web Services.
    Nasdaq to Move Markets to Amazon's Cloud.
    AMD Rallies After Landing Meta in Latest Server Chip Win.
    Finland Researchers Say First Quantum Computer Is Up and Running.
    Google's 'Don't Be Evil' Motto Goes to Court.
    U.K. regulators order Facebook-owner Meta to sell Giphy.
    Huge fines and a ban on default passwords in new UK law.
    Salesforce promotes Bret Taylor to co-CEO alongside Benioff.
    Google announces grab bag of new Android features for the end of 2021.
    Google rolling out Android digital car key support to Pixel 6, Galaxy S21 on select BMWs.
    Android TV 12 is now available, unclear when it's headed to Chromecast with Google TV.
    Chrome OS 96 rolling out: Camera tweaks, Nearby Share in Android apps, more.
    2021 Tesla Model Y review: Nearly great, critically flawed.
    23andMe is using spac funds to develop new drugs against cancer.
    150 HP multi-function printer types vulnerable to exploit.
    Indonesian Court Gives The Government Permission To Pull The Plug On The Internet Whenever It Feels Threatened.
    New rule will allow debt collectors to track you down on social media.
    Democrats Push Bill to Outlaw Bots From Snatching Up Online Goods.
    Is watching the 1984 Ghostbusters movie killing people? A Statistician's Perspective.
    Microsoft's Satya Nadella Sells Half of His Shares in the Company.
    The Prince symbol has been salvaged from a 1993 floppy disk.
    Jim Warren, Early Influencer in Personal Computing, Dies at 85.
    Picks:

    Stacey - Fi Smart Dog Collar
    Jeff - Mobile phone museum
    Jeff - Jack Dorsey's Net Worth After Twitter Farewell
    Ant - Hardheads Playoff loss
    Ant - Watch FLOSS featuring Lisa LeVasseur
    Ant - The 5 Love Languages Hardcover Special Edition: The Secret to Love That Lasts

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

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    • 2 hr 29 min
    The Turducken of Cakes - Investing in creators vs. debt, Wirecutter boycott, end of call to cancel

    The Turducken of Cakes - Investing in creators vs. debt, Wirecutter boycott, end of call to cancel

    Investing in creators vs debt, Wirecutter boycott, end of call to cancel

    Slow Ventures.
    A Former Facebook VP Thinks Investing in Humans Is the Future of VC.
    Investing Directly in People Is the Future of VC. Here's How to Do It.
    Life Capital 2021: The Future of The Professional Creator Ecosystem.
    Wirecutter Thanksgiving strike and boycott is on.
    Citadel CEO Kenneth Griffin Outbid a Group of Crypto Investors for Copy of U.S. Constitution.
    Niantic raises $300M at a $9B valuation to build the 'real-world metaverse'
    Mouse jigglers are a thing.
    Pokemon Go Creator Niantic Launches Bitcoin-Hunting AR Game.
    The end of "click to subscribe, call to cancel"? One of the news industry's favorite retention tactics is illegal, FTC says.
    A Robot Wrote This Book Review.
    The unbearable fussiness of the smart home.
    Locked out of "God mode," runners are hacking their treadmills.
    Google Pixel 6a will run on a Tensor chip, but a lesser camera than Pixel 6.
    Android Auto and Pixel 6 won't play nice, but Google is working on a fix.
    The Pixel 5 could have actually been good if Google's chip plans had worked out.
    iMessage Reactions Will No Longer Annoy Android Users Thanks to Emoji Change.
    Google Store Black Friday 2021 deals are now live in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia
    Google Stadia is celebrating its second birthday with hardware for free or cheap
    You can now pre-order the 2nd-gen Pixel Stand from Google, ships next month
    Samsung to Choose Taylor, Texas, for $17 Billion Chip-Making Factory.
    Casper's return to private life isn't a canary for DTC companies going public.
    Jeff Jarvis: The Times treats an iPhone as a luxury. I hate to break it to them, but I think many people would say that these days a subscription to The Times is a luxury.
    Jay Last, One of the Rebels Who Founded Silicon Valley, Dies at 92.


    Picks:

    Stacey - Thanksgiving Piecaken.
    Jeff - What is your state's favorite Thanksgiving dish? Google shares popular searches in the US.



    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

    Guest: Sam Lessin

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    • 2 hr 28 min
    Princess Floppy Wrists - Pixel 6 debate, Icelandverse, Apple self-repair program, investing in people

    Princess Floppy Wrists - Pixel 6 debate, Icelandverse, Apple self-repair program, investing in people

    Goodbye, Staples Center. Hello, Crypto.com Arena.
    US detains crypto-exchange exec for helping Ryuk ransomware gang launder profits.
    Stacey hates her Pixel 6!
    Be your own genius: Apple to Launch Self-Service Repair Program in Early 2022.
    Google allegedly won't release a new Pixelbook in 2022.
    A Former Facebook VP Thinks Investing in Humans Is the Future of VC.
    Introducing the Icelandverse.
    Mark Zuckerberg's Response To Iceland Tourism Ad Mocking Meta.
    Paperless office back again as print hardware supplies jam.
    Why you should consider using vFlat for book scanning.
    Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are infectious in all the wrong ways.
    Miramax Sues Quentin Tarantino Over 'Pulp Fiction' NFT Auction.
    Google says it's improving fingerprint scanner performance with a Pixel 6 update.
    Google's latest Maps features help you avoid the holiday shopping crowds.
    Google Meet calls hosted by premium Workspace tiers now support up to 500 participants.
    Android TV apps can be remotely installed from your phone via new Play Store feature.
    Google Camera 8.4 brings Timer light, disabling Exposure controls, & more to older Pixel phones.
    Twitter acquires Threader.
    We Read Twitter for Entertainment, Trust It for News (Unless We Vote Republican)
    Twitter Makes Big Changes For Devs As It Eyes Decentralized Future.
    Crypto believers bid on U.S. Constitution.
    WEB2 VS WEB3.
    Say goodbye to disappearing tweets.
    Substack says it has more than 1 million paid subscriptions.
    Big media strikes back at Substack.
    JPMorgan sues Tesla for $162m after Musk tweets soured share deal.
    PICKS:

    Stacey - Mozilla *privacy not included List
    Stacey - The writing of the gods
    Jeff - Logitech POP Keys Wireless Keyboard
    Ant - Follow David Lei on Instagram.
    Ant - Lensrentals Keeper Program Announced

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

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    • 2 hr 6 min
    Private Socks - Twitter Blue, Amazon's distopian holiday ad, Google's big EU fine, "on background"

    Private Socks - Twitter Blue, Amazon's distopian holiday ad, Google's big EU fine, "on background"

    Leo recaps his Oaxaca trip.
    Twitter Blue launches today in the US with Ad-Free Articles.
    Twitter is building a crypto team.
    Square is going to make a hardware wallet for bitcoin.
    Google loses appeal against $2.7bn EU antitrust fine.
    YouTube is removing the dislike count on all videos across its platform.
    Troubleshooting Stacey's new Pixel 6 Pro.
    Judge denies stay in Epic v. Apple.
    AMP Has Irreparably Damaged Publishers' Trust in Google-led Initiatives.
    Updating The Verge's background policy.
    Brain Implant Translates Paralyzed Man's Thoughts Into Text With 94% Accuracy.
    Adele debuts new song 'Hold On' in Amazon holiday ad.
    Facebook's "Meta" Trademark Application.
    Missing Girl Is Rescued After Using Hand Signal From TikTok.
    TikTok food creators (damnit, where's Salt_Hank?)
    TikTok @Jax plus violin.
    #TeamSeas: Help us remove 30 million pounds of trash by January 1st, 2022.
    Google is taking sign-ups for Relate, a voice assistant that recognizes impaired speech.
    Google Assistant no longer offers 'Your News Update' audio digests.
    Google Home 2.46 for Android brings promised Android/Google TV remote.
    Nest Hub (2nd gen) update adds sleep stages & localized snore detection, tracking now free until 2023.
    Adaptive Sound feature appears to be rolling out now to Pixel 6 devices.
    Used car market gets even more bizarre.
    TwitterTV: make an account a screensaver.
    The Chip That Could Transform Computing.
    Picks:

    Stacey - Happy holidays! Here's our 2021 gift guide!
    Ant - The Harder They Fall on Netflix
    Ant - Congrats and Good Luck to RCHS
    Ant - Register for the Wanderers' Photo Workshop
    Jeff - Apple's first computer, a collector's dream, could fetch $500,000 at auction
    Jeff - How much Wikipedia weighs

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

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    • 2 hr 56 min
    Twisty Buttons - Facebook is Meta, Pixel 6 Pro camera test, Zillow's big mistake, Tesla's Hertz deal

    Twisty Buttons - Facebook is Meta, Pixel 6 Pro camera test, Zillow's big mistake, Tesla's Hertz deal

    Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook's annual AR/VR conference.
    Related: Microsoft Teams enters the metaverse race with 3D avatars and immersive meetings.
    Zuckerberg's Meta promises a 'future' these video games delivered years ago.
    Facebook teases 'Project Cambria' high-end VR / AR headset.
    Ant's time with the Pixel 6 Pro and the camera system.
    Google warns that 'high demand' for Pixel 6 Pro has heavily delayed shipping, the retail stock is scarce.
    Zillow, facing big losses, quits flipping houses and will lay off a quarter of its staff.
    Google is turning on two-step verification for a lot of personal accounts.
    EEOC Launches Initiative on Artificial Intelligence and Algorithmic Fairness.
    Email is 50 years old, and still where it's @.
    Waymo cars are coming to NYC to train autonomous vehicles, manual driving only for now.
    Spain adopts EU copyright law, paving way for Google News to return.
    Google News to return to Spain.
    Australia also wants Google to unbundle search from Android.
    Calling Gina: Microsoft launches Google Wave.
    Elon Musk Says Tesla Hasn't Signed Contract With Hertz Despite Earlier Announcement.
    PICKS:

    Stacey - Flic Twist: The Wireless Dial for your Smart Home.
    Jeff - Taco bell wedding.
    Jeff - Turns out Taco Bell weddings are a thing.
    Jeff - "I make the best mac n cheese".
    Ant - FLOSS Weekly has been on fire!
    Ant - Andre Mack Playlist on Bon Appetit.
    Jason - Chromecast with Google TV promo with Netflix.
    Jason - Donate to my Movember.

    Hosts: Jason Howell, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt

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    • 2 hr 27 min
    I Too Like Music Band - Earnings galore, Pixel 6 Pro review highlights, Android 12L, smart TV wars

    I Too Like Music Band - Earnings galore, Pixel 6 Pro review highlights, Android 12L, smart TV wars

    Google results: profit doubles.
    Facebook results: Profits jump 17%.
    Twitter Gains 5 Million Users in Q3, Grows Revenue 37% Despite Apple's iPhone Privacy Change.
    Microsoft beats revenue expectations, reporting 22% growth.
    Apple's ad changes wiped $142 billion off Snap, Facebook, and other online ad giants.
    Facebook says it's refocusing the company on 'serving young adults'.
    British MP's death intensifies calls for an end to online anonymity.
    Eight Things We Learned From the Facebook Papers.
    FB's cringey Open Enrollment video.
    Pixel 6 Pro reviews are in.
    Google Built the Pixel 6 Camera to Better Portray People With Darker Skin Tones. Does It?
    Android 12 is so last week: Meet Android 12L, now in developer preview.
    Android 12L could vastly improve mobile apps on Chromebooks. Will it?
    Surface Duo 2 Bumper review: Stupidly expensive, but also way better.
    Google sought fellow tech giants' help in stalling kids' privacy protections, states allege.
    Google Takes Up to 42% From Ads, States Claim in Lawsuit.
    Richmond Bridge proves Jarvis is not insane to be bridge-phobic!
    Google's Stadia Pivots To Being Some White Label Game Streaming Platform For Others To Use.
    Google TV is reportedly 'a top priority' w/ higher partner payments than Roku offers, new ad push.
    Leaked email allegedly shows that Google did ask Roku for special search treatment for YouTube.
    Comcast introduces its own smart TV with its own OS.
    Amazon Fire Smart TVs Now For Sale; Soon to Include Apple AirPlay.
    Exclusive: Billionaires back new media firm to combat disinformation.
    Google Chrome is working on combining tab groups and bookmarks, and we don't like it one bit.
    Google adds an 'app drawer' to the Nest Hub, proving once again that smart displays are just fancy tablets.
    Google is now accepting requests to remove images of minors from Search results.
    Various upgrades to Gmail.
    Google expands Pixel's Call Screen feature to these 7 countries, rolling out now.
    Picks:

    Jeff - Moderation scale numbers
    Jeff - 20 years of the iPod
    Jeff - Indexing the creator economy
    Ant - Wonder Years Reboot.
    Ant - He Didn't Get the Record
    Ant - How to Make Money While You are Sleeping: A Photographer's Guide to Passive Income – And Other Savvy Business Strategies by Rick Sammon
    Mathew - For the Price of a Tesla Model S, You Can Buy a Flying Car That Doesn't Require a License
    Jason - Google defends the Android 12 'Internet' QS panel, details future Pixel Feature Drop tweak
    Jason - Jason's first Movember

    Hosts: Jason Howell, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt

    Guest: Mathew Ingram

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    • 2 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
618 Ratings

618 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.

Davidandallisonnorman ,

Love Leo

Leo is one of the best & brings on great guests.

Ross Alexander ,

TWIG is great when Leo is hosting

It’s really boring when Leo doesn’t host. Skip those episodes and only listen to the episodes when Leo hosdtstl

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