This Week in Google

TWiG 744: Giant Red Ties - Google Online News Act, DeepMind AI

Hinzugefügt: 30. November 2023

Federal government reaches deal with Google on Online News Act
Google DeepMind researchers use AI tool to find 2mn new materials
Some Pixel 8 Pro displays have bumps under the glass

TWiG 743: Competitive Pantomime - OpenAI deep dive, Musk's Media Matters lawsuit, Stable Video Diffusion

Hinzugefügt: 23. November 2023

From King to Exile to King Again: The Inside Story of Sam Altman's Whiplash Week
OpenAI's Misalignment and Microsoft's Gain – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
Ilya Sutskever on X: "I deeply regret my...

TWiG 742: More Eel Guys Than You Know - Leo's GPTs, Alex Stamos on election disinformation, deepfakes, eels!

Hinzugefügt: 16. November 2023

Discussion of upcoming Black Friday sales on Google Pixel phones and tablets
Concerns with the Pixel tablet including laggy performance, inability to use independently from dock, and high pricing...

TWiG 741: The Whole Muffin - OpenAI GPTs, Article 45, iMessage regulation, Bored Ape dancing

Hinzugefügt: 9. November 2023

OpenAI debuts GPTs allowing companies to further optimize GPT-4 for specific domains.
Article 45, an EU regulation, will roll back web security by 12 years by banning website fingerprinting used...

TWiG 740: Michelangelo's Nunchucks - AI Executive Order, Sergey Brin's Airship, WeWork Bankruptcy, .ing Domain

Hinzugefügt: 2. November 2023

Facebook's demographic targeting and personalized recommendations
Government regulations for controlling AI in the US
The threat of militarization of AI and autonomous weapons

TWiG 739: Panic in the Cul-de-sac - Cruise ousted in CA, online dating, Humane AI Pin, Dimension 20

Hinzugefügt: 26. Oktober 2023

DMV suspends Cruise's robo-taxi permit in San Francisco after pedestrian accident
Debate over regulating approval process for autonomous vehicles between NHTSA and NTSB
Analysis of Google's...

TWiG 738: The Deorbiting Professor - X charges $1, Netflix theme park, Andreessen Manifesto, Meta Glassholes

Hinzugefügt: 19. Oktober 2023

Elon Musk says charging $1 a year to Twitter users could reduce bots
VC Mark Andreessen loses it in controversial tech manifesto
Meta Quest 3 brings back glassholes to the wild
Amazon launches...

TWiG 737: Gormless - Google's Sonos Victory, Search Modification, California Right-to-Repair, Adobe MAX

Hinzugefügt: 12. Oktober 2023

Google's "enshittification" memos
A Note From WIRED Leadership
Moonlighting comes to Hulu... starring Jeff Jarvis!
Elon Musk's X Strips Article Headlines on Shared Links
Did Elon Musk Endorse...

TWiG 736: Socks on the Beach - Pixel 8, Chromebook Plus, paid social media, what happened to Masterclass?

Hinzugefügt: 5. Oktober 2023

Google's Pixel hardware event and new devices
Debate over adding AI to search functions - risks to accuracy?
Laws challenging social media's First Amendment rights
Movies released on TikTok by...

TWiG 735: Outside of the Nerdery - Google's 25th birthday, Meta Ray-Bans, Amazon and Google antitrust trial

Hinzugefügt: 28. September 2023

Google's 25th birthday
Google killing off Google Podcasts
Next week's Pixel hardware event
Meta's VR/AR announcements and new Ray-Ban smartglasses with cameras
Antitrust lawsuits against Google...

TWiG 734: Anarchy in the Academy - Copyright and generative AI, Xbox and Stadia leak, Bard demo, Meme Wars

Hinzugefügt: 21. September 2023

The group discusses the DOJ's antitrust case against Google's search dominance.
The hosts debate whether AI will help or harm the fight against online disinformation.
Leo and Joan discuss the...

TWiG 733: Go, Cathy, Go! - Google Antitrust Lawsuit, Privacy Sandbox, Responsible AI

Hinzugefügt: 14. September 2023

Google pays more than $10 billion per year for these privileged positions
Trademark Genericide And One Big Way The DOJ Admits That Its Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google Is Utter Garbage

TWiG 732: Unidentified Flying Skellington - New Android Branding, Twitter Spy

Hinzugefügt: 7. September 2023

Britain Admits Defeat in Controversial Online Safety Bill
When Tech Says "No"
Apple Backs Down on Its Controversial Photo-Scanning Plans
The FBI secretly launched an encrypted messaging system...

TWiG 731: Leo Saving Time - Pixel 8 event date, Samsung Food, Workspace AI, tech stock buybacks

Hinzugefügt: 31. August 2023

Google announces Pixel 8 launch event for October 4th
Samsung buys popular meal planning app Whisk and rebrands it as Samsung Food
Google discontinues Pixel Pass subscription bundle after just...

TWiG 730: Phanky Qipek - Elon Musk, AI and CAPTCHAs, Threads web app, Spotify podcast business

Hinzugefügt: 24. August 2023

Heritage Minister says Meta news block endangers lives as Canadians flee wildfires
Canadian Media Orgs Said That Meta Linking To News Was Anticompetitive; Now They Say NOT Linking To News Is...

TWiG 729: Waffle Party - Robotaxi victory in California, broadcast TV in trouble, Chrome Topics, Google Hotel

Hinzugefügt: 17. August 2023

Google's updates to NFL Sunday Ticket, including flexible billing, student plans, live chat, polls, and more
Linear TV viewing falling below 50% for the first time
Streaming gaining more market...

TWiG 728: Stupid Dove Nests - Z Flip 5, Google antitrust, BlueJeans, Project IDX, Tetris lawsuit

Hinzugefügt: 10. August 2023

Leo shows off his Galaxy Z Flip 5.
Judge Narrows Scope of Coming Trial Over Google Monopoly Claims.
Musk's X Fined $350,000 in Secret Justice Department Fight Over Trump Records.
Google Changes...

TWiG 727: Blame It On The Osso Buco - Canada link tax, incandescant light bulb, AI music generation

Hinzugefügt: 3. August 2023

Shift Happens is about to ship!
Meta starts blocking news in Canada over law on paying publishers.
Hollywood's Pain Is YouTube's Advertising Gain.
The buttons on Zenith's original 'clicker'...

TWiG 726: Corpora Bailiwick and Jones - Twitter becomes X, Alphabet earnings, NotebookLM, Web Integrity API

Hinzugefügt: 27. Juli 2023

Twitter's rebrand to X may actually be happening soon.
Alphabet reports better-than-expected quarterly results driven by growth in cloud.
YouTube Q2 Ad Sales Rise 4.4%, Alphabet Handily Tops...

TWiG 725: But Senator Trellis... - IoT cybersecurity label, defending Lina Khan, LLaMA 2, AI Synthetic data

Hinzugefügt: 20. Juli 2023

The White House details its IoT cybersecurity label plan.
Framework Laptop 16 pre-orders are now open.
Pluralistic: Why they're smearing Lina Khan (14 July 2023).
Mark Lucovsky Leaves Google,...