This Week in Google (MP3)
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Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, 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.
||CleanTWiG 393: Echo, Watch Roku||Google's musical AI, Uber bro-grammers, doll that spies on you.||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiG 392: Buried in the Common Area||Google's "highly aggressive" AI||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiG 391: Probe Placement Problem||LG Android Wear watches out 2/10||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiG 390: Bacon Shortage||Google and Facebook Q4 Results||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiG 389: Ajit Prop||Net neutrality, Google I/O, Dropcam, EFF||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiG 388: A Doctor in Industry||AI, new Google smartwatch, HTC U||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiG 387: Mommy's Special Shawl||IoT at CES, bye-bye Hangouts API.||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiG 386: You Got Something Jammed in There Good||Trump and the death of mass media.||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiG 385: The Year's Best||Top stories and best moments of 2016.||12/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiG 384: Schmoopie||Top Google Searches of 2016||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I have and will probably be a long time fan of Leo Laporte. I have enjoyed his content since ZDTV. It’s just with Gina Trapani, the show takes a weird turn. It’s hard to explain. The content seems to me only about 20% Google. It’s hard to pin down what the show is or isn’t. For me Buzz Out Loud covers Google a whole lot more and more in depth. I’m sure I’ll get labeled a “hater” or that I don’t know good content. But I’m giving my feed back in the proper forum.
Jeff Jarvis, please shut up
TWIG is often fun and informative. But that is despite of Mr. Jeff Jarvis, not thanks to him. The guy seems to be in the show merely to plug his book, raise the value of his Google stocks and hear himself speak. His oppinion is always predictable and a real sincere critique is just beyond him.
Yes, there's a lot to learn from Google, both good and bad. You won't learn either sides from Jeff since Leo, Gina or the guests cannot contain his endless blind celebrations of the Mountain View giant. Even Google don't invite him to their conferences, his kind makes them look stupid.
Now, inspired by his blanket support for Google's privacy breaches, he started writing a new book about publicness (which he started plugging on the show even before writing it). May I offer the title:
Why white, rich, educated, powerful, hetrosexual males have nothing to hide and have the moral duty to rub it in everybody else's faces".
Siva Vaidyahnathan was the only guest Leo got who actually provided a strong skeptical view to contradict Jeff's. Siva should be a regular. Jeff should be dumped.
Oh, and Leo is great... Funny dude.
Waste of time
When I first heard about this podcast on TWIT, I thought it was a good idea. It seemed to be a TWIT spinoff devoted to news related to Google and on-line business in general. Well, I've never been fan of Gina Trapani. When she's a guest at TWIT, it feels like she's multitasking and her takes on everything are off the context. It turned out that she's not much better at her own podcast. Very bad example of journalism. She repeats banalities, tries to make an impression of a knowlegable person, though her knowledge does not go far beyond headlines from mainstream tech media. Very shallow. Leo is always talkative and somewhat entertaining, but at TWIG he's completely lost. This podcast has some value for people who have very shalow understanding about tech and on-line business. For tech folks and people who are interested in the subject, this is going to be a waste of time. Sorry.
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