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Google changes its name to Topeka

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posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 07:17 AM
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Google changes its name to Topeka


googleblog.blogspot.com

A different kind of company name

4/01/2010 12:01:00 AM
Early last month the mayor of Topeka, Kansas stunned the world by announcing that his city was changing its name to Google. We’ve been wondering ever since how best to honor that moving gesture. Today we are pleased to announce that as of 1AM (Central Daylight Time) April 1st, Google has officially changed our name to Topeka.
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posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 07:17 AM
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A change this dramatic won’t happen without consequences, perhaps even some disruptions. Here are a few of the thorny issues that we hope everyone in the broader Topeka community will bear in mind as we begin one of the most important transitions in our company’s history:
Correspondence to both our corporate headquarters and offices around the world should now be addressed to Topeka Inc., but otherwise can be addressed normally.
Google employees once known as “Googlers” should now be referred to as either “Topekers” or “Topekans,” depending on the result of a board meeting that’s ongoing at this hour. Whatever the outcome, the conclusion is clear: we aren’t in Google anymore.
Our new product names will take some getting used to. For instance, we’ll have to assure users of Topeka News and Topeka Maps that these services will continue to offer news and local information from across the globe. Topeka Talk, similarly, is an instant messaging product, not, say, a folksy midwestern morning show. And Project Virgle, our co-venture with Richard Branson and Virgin to launch the first permanent human colony on Mars, will henceforth be known as Project Vireka.
We don’t really know what to tell Oliver Google Kai’s parents, except that, if you ask us, Oliver Topeka Kai would be a charming name for their little boy.
As our lawyers remind us, branded product names can achieve such popularity as to risk losing their trademark status (see cellophane, zippers, trampolines, et al). So we hope all of you will do your best to remember our new name’s proper usage.

googleblog.blogspot.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 07:18 AM
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It's april first enough said.

Second line



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 07:21 AM
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Originally posted by Finn1916
reply to post by I.C. Weiner
 


It's april first enough said.

Second line


beat me to the punch
april fools everyone



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 07:24 AM
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Originally posted by Finn1916
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It's april first enough said.

Second line


Exactamundo!

Hell, just look at some of the links further down on the page, talking about "Top 10 April Fools Jokes" and all that jazz.

Besides, do you think the NSA would actually allow them to change their name, much less anything else, now that they are working hand-in-hand?



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 07:25 AM
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I cant wait for this stupid day to be over. About 16 more hours of stupid jokes and recycled crap from every year past to go.

Then there's always the day after hangover with "which was your favorite?" and poor cave-dwellers who repeat them all as if they hadnt been heard or read a million times before.

Most worthless day of the year.



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 07:25 AM
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So does this get moved to the jokes and pranks section of BTS then too?

S+F for effort though


-m0r



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 07:27 AM
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This kind of thing will make me want to stay off of this site all day!

See y'all tomorrow!



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 07:31 AM
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They changed there name to Topeka

April fools I love this day
edited to remove what was already posted

[edit on 1-4-2010 by hillbilly4rent]



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 07:47 AM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
I cant wait for this stupid day to be over. About 16 more hours of stupid jokes and recycled crap from every year past to go.

LOL, I'm reminded of that "Mars is going to crash into the Earth tonight" joke that keeps popping up every year, ha.

If there is anything positive to be said about April 1st, it's that we get to identify all of the highly gullible ones out there in the world, ha.



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 07:58 AM
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LoL... April Fools.

I hate this day because the crazys have at it.



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 08:01 AM
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i guess thats todays fool!
heeheehee



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 08:10 AM
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Can't say I've ever called someone a "Googler" before.

Why? Because it's massively retarded.



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 08:55 AM
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remember the flying penguins?

I was so happy when I heard about that
I was like "Flying Penguinsssssssssss"



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 09:31 AM
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isd this another april fools thread?

hmmmmmmmmmmmmm



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 09:33 AM
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Come on. Why would google change their name to Topeka?

Everybody know that's where it's hot!!




posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 09:35 AM
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that just made my day

halarious



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 10:04 AM
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I preferred google, topeka just sounds wrong



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 10:06 AM
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Originally posted by Haydn_17
I preferred google, topeka just sounds wrong




I prefer not being gullible...





posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 10:31 AM
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My favorite is Google's translator [for Animals]... animal speech into human vernacular...

Nice.



Translate app. Info

[edit on 1-4-2010 by LadySkadi]




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