Wednesday, April 05, 2006

April Fool's Day

I have rounded up some of the more notable April Fool's Day Joke websites and stories for your entertainment. Enjoy.

Google Romance Beta
"With Google Romance, you can:
Upload your profile tell the world who you are, or, more to the point, who you like to think you are, or, even more to the point, who you want others to think you are.
Search for love in all (or at least a statistically significant majority of) the right places with Soulmate Search, our eerily effective psychographic matchmaking software.
Endure, via our Contextual Dating option, thematically appropriate multimedia advertising throughout the entirety of your free date."
Take a look at the site

China Buys Google
"Mu Shu Porked [writes] The People's Republic of China has acquired a controlling stake in the United States' fastest growing technology company, Google. Google announced the transfer of 140m shares of Class B stock to a new entity owned by the Chinese Ministry of Information in typically forthright style. The news was disclosed in a Captcha graphic on its Google Canteen Menu weblog; investors had to click a hidden link to see the announcement, and then decode a stenographically-hidden message watermarked into the JPG file. Once decrypted, the message read:
gee it's raining here in mountain view and my cats hungry so we thought we'd better update you on our corporate finances. we've sold out to china. have a great weekend boo-yah!!

For more information visit the site

All Your Web 2.0 Are Belong To Us
"We're in the midst of buying Dogg (a Web 2.0 cross between Digg and Dogster ("Where Every Dog Has A Webpage"), and you know what? It's a lot of work. Buying up Web 2.0 companies here and there in piecemeal fashion gets old after a while.
It's a lot of work on our Corporate Development team, the Public Relations team, and really isn't that efficient. Plus, it just encourages VCs to pitch us the next "great" company in their portfolio, thereby creating even more work. Man, the acquisition treadmill is tiring... And expensive! So after some long discussions with Tim O'Reilly, Michael Arrington, and other Web 2.0 experts, we've decided to just buy Web 2.0. All of it. All the people, the round cornered boxes, crazy business ideas, and pastel colors."
To read more visit the site

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