TWiG 588: I'm Still Good Boi - Salesforce buys Slack, Amazon hiring spree, Microsoft and workplace surveillance
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Salesforce buys Slack, Amazon hiring spree, Microsoft and workplace surveillance

  • Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
  • The latest word on Tony Hsieh.
  • Amazon looking to buy Wondery.
  • Salesforce is acquiring Slack.
  • Amazon is hiring like crazy.
  • Amazon is in trouble with a workers union.
  • Inspiring kids to follow their passion.
  • Google Authenticator for iOS gets a big upgrade.
  • Google Health tool can plan for your medical visits.
  • Google is shutting down Poly, we hardly knew ye.
  • Winners of Google's Best of Play Awards 2020.
  • Learn how to learn.
  • Googe's gift guide monitors trending items.
  • The Biden's dogs have a Twitter account.
  • President Trump has a plan to end Section 230.
  • Microsoft feature is a workplace surveillance tool.
  • American's aren't OK with phone tracking.
  • The top TikTok videos of 2020.

  • Picks of the week:
  • Stacey: OLLIVAN Plant Monitor.
  • Jeff: Captcha can tell if you are American.
  • Ant: Some good audiobooks to fall asleep to.
  • Leo: Deepmind AI is accelerating drug discovery.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt

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