TWiG 602: Random Penguin House - NFTs and creators, Google Empathy Lab, FLoC and cookies, Twitter reinvention


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What the heck are these NFTs all about? $10K for a virtual shoe? NFTs are here to create more sneakers you can't get Performance artist eats $120,000 banana duct-taped to wall, calls it 'delicious' After journalist complains about harassment women face, famous male journalists encourage more harassment of her NYU study: far-right misinformation is more engaging Inside the Google Empathy Lab Burger King's terrible tweet Google's FLoC Is a Terrible Idea Google flags higher ad rates in France, Spain after digital tax Harry and Meghan: The union of two great houses, the Windsors and the Celebrities, is complete Google hosting Cloud Next '21 conference in October, virtual/physical format not yet set Mobile World Congress says it will be in person in Spain in June For Creators, Everything Is for Sale Want to borrow that e-book from the library? Sorry, Amazon won't let you Twitter working on overhaul of Tweetdeck Twitter is Reinventing Itself Twitter is testing an 'undo' option after sending tweets Russia moves to slow Twitter's speed after protest row Twitter sues Texas AG, claiming retaliation for Trump ban Texas governor wants to ban social media from banning A Leading Critic of Big Tech Will Join the White House Camera-based Google Fit heart & respiratory rate tracking rolling out to Pixel Google Voice won't forward texts to outside #s anymore Google gives Chrome Android hub for its birthday Google Chrome moving to 4-week update cycle for faster feature rollouts Google Photos' new advanced video editor starts rolling out Google Meet breakout rooms can now be set up before calls using Calendar Google TV 'kids' profiles' arrive on Chromecast this month w/ parental controls, time limits Android Auto split-screen support begins rolling out for vehicles with wide-screen displays Follow our podcast': Apple Podcasts to stop using 'subscribe' Internet Archive Scholar launched Stanford AI Index Arby's Has an Answer to Plant-Based Meat: A Meat-Based Carrot T-Mobile to Step Up Ad Targeting of Cellphone Customers Picks: Mathew: Four year anniversary of this epic interview Mathew: Man builds video-rental store in his basement Jeff: Ending the Civil Journey Jeff: Pandemic blamed for plummeting birthrates across Europe Ant: Adobe Max Dates announced (virtually). Ant: Super Resolution Feature from Adobe Announced Ant: Story pissed me off, but there's a personal spin Leo: Unhook - Remove YouTube Recommended Videos Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt Guests: Mathew Ingram and Trey Ratcliff Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code TWIT30