Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Google's April Fools' Day

Today is Google's April Fools' Day and the Hoaxes this year go international. Google has actually a long history by this day. A lots of Google offices have created their own tricks:

Google Japan added a special Universal Search result for Dajare, "a kind of comic Japanese wordplay, similar in spirit to an English pun relying on similarities in the pronunciation of words to create a simple joke".
Google China's blog describes a social search engine that would replace Google's algorithms. "We sort of search results purely from a human decision, [without] machine's intervention."
Google Australia announces gDay, a new feature of Google that lets you search today the web pages published tomorrow.
Google Korea found a new technology for translating dialects that was integrated in Gmail and Google Talk.
Google's main blog announces Virgle. "Virgin founder Richard Branson and Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin will be leading hundreds of users on one of the grandest adventures in human history: Project Virgle, the first permanent human colony on Mars."
Google Docs has a new option: create a new airplane. For now, the only model available is the one below.
And more...

Read more about Google's hoaxes.
Google Operating System Blog.

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