Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Google April Fool's Jokes

Google April Fool's jokes - Google is known for being a bit of a prankster when it comes to April Fools' Day, and the Silicon Valley giant this year once again lived up to its reputation. From an all-blue Gmail to the new "Google Nose" search service that can create artificial scents for users, the company went all out -- but it wasn't the only tech company to release April Fools' Day jokes. Twitter said it was launching a new all-consonant service, and Sony put out a line of tech products for pets.

Google's YouTube pulled off the best gag by releasing a video Sunday saying that it was no longer accepting entrants in its contest to find the best video in the world. The company said the service would now shut off for 10 years as its team of technicians and judges began to pick through the videos on the site. Then in 2023, the site would return featuring the winning video "and nothing else," a fake Google director said in a video.

But don't worry, your video has as good of a chance at winning the fake contest as any other video. "We always said that this shouldn't be a popularity contest," YouTube's real CEO, Salar Kamangar, said in the video for the fake contest. "'Gangnam style' has the same chance of winning as a video with 40 views of a man feeding bread to a duck."

more news at: latimes

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