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So Is Google Now Topeka?  
User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2631 times:

This better be an April Fool's thing. Unbelievable.
Here's more if you're interested :
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/...ifferent-kind-of-company-name.html
http://i44.tinypic.com/15xbbr.jpg

[Edited 2010-04-01 06:09:12]

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User currently offlinekevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

Yeah, it's BS. The pic in the article looks doctored.
Oh....somebody tell Wall St. before trading begins.

[Edited 2010-04-01 06:19:34]


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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

Where have you been for the last, oh, ten years?

Google is (in)famous for pulling April Fool's stunts. So much to the point that they are the first ones to come to mind when I think of April Fool's.



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User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6371 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2418 times:

Yes, Google pulls many April Fools jokes. They have even altered their Google Maps Australia page to give directions in "Aussie Speak"...as in "chuck a left at 5th street" or "turn a smidge left on Muulurra Drive". My favorite are the toll roads..."ya may have have to cough up some cash along here"

Anyways, the image is very real. I like the story behind it, the "blog" entry when you click on the TOPEKA headline name, what with the correct way to use the name - "Before the blind date I did a Topeka search on him" being good, and "Before the blind date I topeka'ed him on Alta Vista" being bad.

I currently live and work just east of Topeka, and we have gotten a kick over March of the city being renamed Google to attract the new high speed Internet network. This could be the best marketing Topeka has ever gotten...that being said, the city is just an awful, awful, awful, awful, awful place.


User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5181 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

You mean "Google Translate For Animals" isnt real?
http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/landing/translateforanimals/

Dammit, I was just about to buy an android phone  



That'll teach you
User currently offlineZentraedi From Japan, joined Jun 2007, 660 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2388 times:

Quoting nighthawk (Reply 4):
You mean "Google Translate For Animals" isnt real?
http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/landing/translateforanimals/

Dammit, I was just about to buy an android phone  

Rumour has it that the Kiwis and Welsh have been lobbying Google to block the sheep to English functionality.


User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2334 times:

Quoting varigb707 (Thread starter):
This better be an April Fool's thing. Unbelievable.

It isn't. Google, er, I mean, Topeka execs found a change necessary since Google is now a verb in addition to being a noun. Google is just too common a name to be worthy of such a company so that's why they changed the name to Topeka.

They are also moving their corporate headquarters, server farm, and what not to Google, Kansas. The jet will be traded in for magical beans.








 


User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5373 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

Come on! You actually fell for this?


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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21861 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

Quoting sw733 (Reply 3):
They have even altered their Google Maps Australia page to give directions in "Aussie Speak"...as in "chuck a left at 5th street" or "turn a smidge left on Muulurra Drive". My favorite are the toll roads..."ya may have have to cough up some cash along here"

Why won't they do that for the US?   

-Mir



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26795 posts, RR: 75
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

Google also made the homepage for Gmail look like gibberish.


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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3309 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1969 times:
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Quoting N1120A (Reply 9):
Google also made the homepage for Gmail look like gibberish.

They just removed the vowels. I thought that was hilarious.

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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2135 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

The time it takes for a search is today being reported converted to various other exotic time units. Look in the upper right corner after a search it where it usually says "Results 1 - 10 of about nnnn for yyyy (0.xyz seconds)".

[Edited 2010-04-01 19:37:20]


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User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6371 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

Annnnnnd today it's back to Google. Specifically, a Hans Christian Andersen related Google theme.

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