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This Week in Google Episode 664 – Slothtoberfest
R Street Institute Senior Manager of Digital Media Shoshana Weissmann joins This Week in Google.
- Elon Musk Says His $44 Billion Twitter Deal Is ‘On Hold’.
- Twitter turns the tables on Musk, will “enforce” merger.
- Texas HB 20: Tech asks SCOTUS to stop Texas social media law.
- What is the likelihood of HB 20 being undone?
- Did Twitch Violate Texas’ Social Media Law By Removing Mass Murderer’s Live Stream Of His Killing Spree?
- You can’t always blame algorithms.
- Kim Kardashian stars on first-ever Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover: Reality star poses in tiny bikinis for racy lagoon shoot – as Elon Musk’s 74-year-old mom Maye, Ciara, and plus-size model Yumi Nu all grace front of the famed magazine.
- People’s print magazine faces possible closure amid newsroom chaos: sources.
- Netflix Hit By Layoffs; About 150 Mostly U.S.-Based Employees Affected.
- 1st monkeypox case in US this year reported in Massachusetts.
- jollibee’s Viral Dance (Worth It). • Google opens its Bay View HQ, the first campus it designed itself.
- Report spotlights vast scale of adtech’s ‘biggest data breach’.
- Apple Machine Learning Director Who Left Over Office Return Policy Joins Google.
- Google lets personal users stay on ‘no-cost Legacy G Suite’ with custom Gmail domain.
- Don’t Try to Regulate Google Ads.
- Google Messages users in India are reportedly drowning in ads.
- Google Will Declare Bankruptcy In Russia, Says Russian Authorities Seized Bank Account.
- China’s Internet Censors Try a New Trick: Revealing Users’ Locations.
- Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s billionaire lifestyle: Meta’s CEO may dress down (in US$400 T-shirts), but he splurges on Hawaiian land, mansions, top-notch security, private jets and luxury cars.
- Living the #ConventLife.
- TikTok ruins everything.
- TikTok’s new ad product gives creators a chance to partner with marketers on branded content.
- YouTube now highlights the most replayed parts of videos to let you skip the boring parts.
- ‘Protected by Android’ is Google’s new security branding for the OS.
- Google’s AI-powered ‘Interview Warmup’ lets you practice answering job questions.
- Nest Hub Max rolling out ‘Look and Talk’ for Google Assistant – here’s how to turn it on.
- Google Play system updates for May bring Nearby Share to self, Google Help redesign, and more.
- Shuffled By the iPod.
- Shoshana – Make (formerly Integromat).
- Ant – Godox SL-60W CRI 95+ LED Video Light.
- Ant – The Inspirational Creativity of Mr. Derek Blanks.
- Jeff – GrubHub $15 off chaos.