TWiG 587: Counsel of Open Source Poobahs - RCS Gets E2EE, Pulling Back on AMP, AWS Outage
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RCS Gets E2EE, Pulling Back on AMP, AWS Outage

  • The effects of a massive AWS outage.
  • TikTok and the creation of Ratatoullie the Musical.
  • RCS is finally getting end-to-end encryption.
  • AMP preferential treatment is about to go away.
  • Google is opening up Chromium Project to the community.
  • Google Stadia is one year old but is it any good?
  • Tree Canopy Lab aims to map trees into cities.
  • Project Guideline enables the blind to run in marathons.
  • French publishers will be paid by Google for search and news results.
  • Comparing social media companies against each other.
  • Stories vs. Fleets.
  • Buzzfeed buys Huffington Post.
  • Assistant and Fi get some new family-focused features.
  • Google Meet attendance reports rolling out for some.
  • Google Hangouts say goodbye to group video calling.
  • Google Pay now carries a 1.5% fee on instant transfers.
  • Chrome updates will bring tab search and Chrome Actions.
  • Just do a search for Happy Thanksgiving.

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  • Jeff: Robotaxi's can now charge for rides in California.
  • Stacey: Nanoleaf Essentials bulbs.
  • Jason: Pet portraits for the holidays at Crown & Paw.

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