Here are a few of our favorite April Fool’s Day pranks online:
You probably heard about Google’s new name Topeka … they explain the name change in depth on their blog.“We didn’t reach this decision lightly; after all, we had a fair amount of brand equity tied up in our old name. But the more we surfed around (the former) Topeka’s municipal website, the more kinship we felt with this fine city at the edge of the Great Plains.”
Funny or Die, the comedy video site, has changed its name to “Bieber or Die” with all the menus, categories, and backgrounds now [lastfm]Justin Bieber[/lastfm] themed.
Ben & Jerry’s announce the launch of “Ice Screen” boasting that using NASA nanotechnology you can now just lick your compuiter screen to enjoy the flavor of B & J. Click here to start licking your screen.
The London newspaper the Daily Telegraph reported that ferrets were the key to delivering broadband to rural areas.
YouTube introduced the new “text only” video feature called TEXTp. According to the YouTube blog, “For every person who selects TEXTp and keeps it on while you watch a video, you save YouTube $1 a second, resulting in potentially billions of dollars of savings for us. So if you care about YouTube, you’ll use TEXTp today.”
Google also added a new Android application “Introducing Translate for Animals (beta): Bridging the gap between animals and humans”