Google Changes Name To Topeka Starting April Fool's Day

Posted: Apr 1 2010, 2:28am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 8:19pm CDT, in News | Technology News

 
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Google just announced to change its name to Topeka. As of 1AM (Central Daylight Time) April 1st, Google has officially changed our name to Topeka.
Google says that they didn’t reach this decision lightly. The Google brand has a fair amount of brand equity tied up. But the more they surfed around (the former) Topeka’s municipal website, the more kinship the felt with this fine city at the edge of the Great Plains.

This is Google April Fool's joke is not really that fun. It would have been better if Google would have exchanged the logo on the homepage with Topeka. This would have confused millions of users world-wide. There have been better one in the past. Possibly Google is firing another one later today. Update: Here is another Google April Fool's Prank that is much better: Google Translate for Animals.

Read the full Google April Fool's joke on the Google Blog. See also the Topeka site.

See also the best tech April Fool's Joke so far: iCade - retro Arcade Cabinet for iPad.

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