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

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 share, but subscription costs rising Congressional inquiry into harmful data broker practices Google using AI to generate key points in web pages Google considering allowing AI summaries directly in search results YouTube cracking down on videos promoting ineffective cancer cures Google Photos getting AI-powered auto-generated titles and organization Google Slides enabling presenters to draw and annotate while presenting Changes coming to YouTube Shorts, including blocking links to combat spam Google's hotel for employees during COVID now offering discounted rates as they push back towards in-office work California allowing self-driving cars to operate in San Francisco 24/7, leading to traffic jams Google eliminating many of its private label consumer product brands due to poor sales and distrust Internet Archive being sued by record labels for digitizing and hosting out of print 78rpm records Update on researcher Joan Donovan's firing from Harvard and new role at Boston University Proposal for new rules regulating data brokers under the Fair Credit Reporting Act Analysis of surveillance capitalism and its effects on society Discussion on public distrust of medical institutions and ""elite"" doctors Speculation on Elon Musk's erratic behavior on Twitter including visiting Mark Zuckerberg's house Review of the movie Oppenheimer and how its portrayal connects to the ethical dilemmas of technology Several lighter topics including bollards on Twitter, introducing grandparents to TikTok, and AI-generated poetry Picks: Stacey - Homey Pro Jeff - She introduced Grandpa to TikTok Ant - Better Smartphone Photography with Lisa Carney at Donner Lake Ant - In-Person or Online: How You Can Support Maui Wildfire Relief Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT Building Cyber Resilience Podcast

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Get a big-picture view and detailed analysis of technology topics covering everything you can google. Join hosts Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Paris Martineau covering corporate leadership, competition, policies, emerging tech, global impacts, and what it means to individuals and communities. Records live every Wednesday at 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.