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#208: That Was Genius

June 20th, 2019 · 64 minutes

Flo is working on adopting a new hobby this summer, and Andy tells us how he missed out on that Android-based netbook. After the break, we discuss why Google's $1 billion investment in housing for the Bay Area isn't entirely altruism, and how the company got caught stealing lyrics from Genius. We also talk about how indexing video is the next essential step for search, and how fun it could be to make a game with Google's drag-and-drop Game Builder.

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