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Vergecast: Google I/O and Microsoft Build

Vergecast: Google I/O and Microsoft Build


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So much happened this week in the world of The Verge. Both Google and Microsoft hosted their annual developer conferences and announced a whole bunch of stuff, so Nilay, Paul, Natt, and Dieter gather to break it down and give you the highlights.

And this wouldn’t be an episode of The Vergecast without the segment Paul does every week, “Kick flip the kickstand script.” It’s a big one, so listen to the whole episode to get everything you need for this massive week in tech news.

01:28 - 10 Biggest announcements from Google I/O

03:45 - The selfishness of Google Duplex

21:09 - Android P

26:41 - At I/O Google showed its willingness to change and shape our lives

34:33 - JBL’s Android-powered soundbar does a lot of things right

38:43 - Volvo’s native Google integration is the next level for Android Auto

44:06 - Six new Google Assistant voices, including John Legend

47:49 - Nadella’s Microsoft

56:51 - What is edge computing?

1:08:16 - Paul’s weekly segment “Kick flip the kickstand script

1:10:38 - Net neutrality, mergers, AT&T, and Michael Cohen: what we know so far

If you enjoyed this podcast and want to hear more audio from The Verge, well here you go. Season 2 of Why’d You Push That Button hosted by Kaitlyn Tiffany and Ashley Carman is here! This week’s episode is about push notifications. You can subscribe anywhere, including on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, and our plain ol’ RSS feed. And get caught up on season 1 if you missed out.

Also, stay tuned for a brand-new show hosted by Casey Newton coming this month!