Stacey Higginbotham is a host of This Week in Google Podcast and blogs about chips, broadband and the internet of all the things.
Jeff gets a Taco Bell care packageCES 2021 is happening in-person. Would you go? Google delays Android 11 beta event out of respect for Black Lives Matter protests YouTube drops the 3rd season of Cobra Kai, pivots away from scripted TV Facebook employees walkout over Mark Zuckerberg's refusal to stand up to Trump Snapchat stops promoting Donald Trump over his tweets Here's how much money Donald Trump spends on Facebook More people are complaining about Pixel BudsAT&T says HBO Max will not count towards data caps, but Netflix and Disney+ willThe German newspaper that is delivering beer, shoes, bread, and office supplies to people sheltering in place Elon Musk is taking a break from Twitter Netflix buys Grauman's Egyptian Theater so its features can win OscarsItalian prosecutor demands the banning of Project Gutenberg's collection of public domain books over copyright infringement. Publishers sue the Internet Archive for online book lending. Here's a better way to borrow e-books.Third Pixel Drop fixes your battery, improves Recorder, and makes bedtime better Google's new AR tool makes social distancing easy Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor:
Google reopening offices for some workers on June 6th, people working from home will get $1000 for furniture and office supplies Zuckerberg: Facebook employees can work from home, but if you move somewhere cheaper, we'll pay you less Big Tech work-from-home workers can buy these Montana mansions for less than a 1-bedroom in San Francisco California's anti-freelancer law under attackSwitzerland: companies must pay rent for their employees who are working from home Google employees get a day off on May 22nd Twitter labels Trump tweet about mail-in-ballots "Get the facts," Trump threatens to shut down all social media Half of the tweets calling to "reopen America" are made by bots Pixel 4a not coming out until July 13thWe are strip-mining the US economy, especially in the news business Google launches a podcast about Google CBS buys Some Good News, but won't get John Krasinski Prime Day moving to September Amazon launching local podcasts. Everybody else is launching podcasts, as well US court rules that FBI can't look at your phone's lock screen without a warrant Electric Taste Machine Electric Smell Machine Magic Leap stays alive, gets $350 Million- Google discontinues first Google HomeTaco Bell doesn't want to pay Quibi for their ads, because nobody is watchingHBO Max launches today, to the confusion of everyoneWhat kind of Zoom user are you? Every Zoom user, illustrated by cats Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
Why didn't IoT predict COVID-19 and how it can help in the future Zoom vs StreamYard vs vs Whereby vs ZoomCast Google bans Podcast Addict for hosting COVID podcasts - back nowSuper Spreaders and Covid-19 Spotify buys Joe Rogan podcast for $100 MillionNew York Times builds its own ad network Apple and Google release coronavirus contact tracing APIGoogle is making a new Nest Hub Max interface for Senior Centers Facebook launches Shops to compete with Amazon and Rooms to compete with Zoom Amazon gives T-shirts to all the employees whose pay they are cutting Walmart kills after buying it for $3.4 billion Rumor: Amazon will buy JCPenney First species discovered on Twitter eats millipede genitals Twitter tests a way to limit who can reply to your tweetsGoogle tests touch-sensitive headphone wires Google Buds vs Galaxy Buds vs Surface Buds Google fights back against accusations that it has cut diversity programs IFA will be live this year - 5,000 attendees onlyUSA vs Huawei vs Apple B8ta launches to rate retailer safety Protocol is the new GigaOm The new work-from-home calculus - when will big tech workers go back?Microsoft Build news: RTOS, Fluid Framework, and Azure supercomputersPicks of the Week Leo's Tool: Hugo Leo's Tool 2: SpaceX ISS Docking Simulator Stacey's Thing: Level Lock Stacey's Thing 2: Machine Learning at the Edge Virtual Conference Jeff's Number: WeWork value falls from $47b to $3b Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor:
How to Work From Home Forever Zoom fatigue is a real thing Twitter employees can work from home forever - do you want to go back to the office? Google employees are charging their shelter-at-home lunches to their expense account Pixel shake-up - top members of the Pixel team have left Google Jarvis' Pixel Buds are still busted - and now so are Jason Howell's Pixel Buds will get feature drops Jeffrey Katzenberg blames Covid-19 for Quibi's failure Google Meet captions are incredible Jeff interviews the voice of Steak-Umms Taco Bell Quarterly - Taco Bell Poetry Can Facebook possibly regulate itself? Google's Sidewalk project in Toronto is canceled Facebook's new American Edge pro-tech advocacy group Amazon hired 175,000 new workers to deal with COVID order spikes Amazon's new Kindle Fire Netflix and Amazon Prime win the streaming wars Hamilton coming to Disney+ July 3rd Uber tries to buy GrubHub Australia wants Google to pay for news snippets Doomscrolling Luminary podcast network raises another $30 million to burn France gives platforms one hour to remove pedophilia and terrorism-related contentPicks of the WeekLeo's Tool: Scunthorpe Sans - A s*** font that f***ing censors bad language automatically Stacey's Thing: August Wi-Fi Smart Lock Jeff's Numbers: 1.8m people pretend to be ants on FB Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor: WWT.COM/TWIT
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Austin, Texas, USA
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2 weeks, 21 hours