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STAND DOWN: Iran’s ‘Clean Internet’ Rumor Started With a Hoax

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Nineties Leftover, Tehran (Flickr.com/kamshots) You guys, didn’t anyone tell Iran we’re not doing Internet April Fools Day anymore? Apparently not, because a fake interview with the country’s communications minister has everyone convinced they’re straight-up banning the internet. An International Business Times piece is currently racing around the internet, giving everyone...
STAND DOWN: Iran’s ‘Clean Internet’ Rumor Started With a Hoax
This Is A Photo Of Sergey Brin Wearing Google Glass And Driving A Pink Tesla Decorated Like The Batmobile (GOOG)

Torrent site sends condoms to MPAA in serious April Fools' message

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Filed under: Fun, P2P, Humor I'm sure you're sick of reading about April Fools' Day jokes, but this is one prank with a serious message. Russian Torrent site Vertor, tired of anti-piracy groups trying to shut them down, sent a most unusual package to six of its biggest opponents, including...
Torrent site sends condoms to MPAA in serious April Fools' message

This golf cart hovercraft is the coolest thing you'll see today (video)

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It looks like a belated April Fools’ Day prank, but this video showing a golf cart hovercraft from pro golfer Bubba Watson and Oakley appears to be the real deal. Watson and Oakley have worked together on the BW1, a prototype hovercraft that solves some of the issues with...
This golf cart hovercraft is the coolest thing you'll see today (video)
New York Times launches 'Times Haiku' Tumblr, makes poetry out of front page articles

Baidu Eye is no joke, aims to be a Google Glass competitor

www.engadget.com
We all know that Chinese search giant Baidu is notorious for receiving much inspiration from its US counterpart, Google, and according to the above IM screenshot published on April Fools' Day, the former is apparently already working on its own version of Glass. This claim is seemingly supported by...
Baidu Eye is no joke, aims to be a Google Glass competitor

April Fools' Day roundup: hamster beats, pirate's booty and Play-Doh printing

www.engadget.com
April Fools' Day is tough. Believe us. We know. It's 24 hours of fake news, bad jokes and Gangnam Style references. But not all of it is the internet equivalent to lining a toilet with plastic wrap. Sometimes, good stuff manages to slip through the proverbial cracks in the...
April Fools' Day roundup: hamster beats, pirate's booty and Play-Doh printing
Google and Microsoft trade insults for April Fools

April Fools' Day roundup: the big toys, the small toys and the cats

www.engadget.com
Depending on where you are right now, you're either pretty much done with April Fools' Day (hence our bloated inbox thanks to all you lovely tipsters!) or it's just about to start on your side of the world. In fact, some of this year's submissions already got a head...
April Fools' Day roundup: the big toys, the small toys and the cats

The New York Times Launches Free iPad App (For Real Now), Paid App On The Way

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We had some fun yesterday for April Fools day, fake-covering the launch of the New York Times iPad app by replacing some words of a press release the media company spread back in 1996 upon the launch of its first Website. Now, the company has introduced its iPad app for...
The New York Times Launches Free iPad App (For Real Now), Paid App On The Way

Fool Us Once: 2013 April Fools' Day Roundup

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Find some buried treasure, fly in a glass-bottomed jet or mock the Caped Crusader... these are among the many ways you can be fooled thus far on this April Fools' Day, 2013. The media and technology sectors have been busy already this morning, coming up with some new and clever...
Fool Us Once: 2013 April Fools' Day Roundup

Here Are A Bunch Of People On Twitter Who Think Google Is Really About To Shut Down YouTube Tomorrow (GOOG)

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It's the most annoying tradition in the tech world. Every April Fools' Day tech companies and blogs spam the Web with pranks, phony reports, and fake product launches.  And every April Fools' Day, people get confused.  Google and YouTube got a head start this year, launching a new video that...
Here Are A Bunch Of People On Twitter Who Think Google Is Really About To Shut Down YouTube Tomorrow (GOOG)

This week at Microsoft: Market share, Skydrive, Facebook, and Frank Shaw

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Friday has befallen us yet again, friends, which means we must take a look backwards at the last seven days’ Microsoft news before we slink off into the weekend. This week we’re focusing on market share figures for a few Microsoft products, and decisions that impact the company’s relationship with...
This week at Microsoft: Market share, Skydrive, Facebook, and Frank Shaw

Best April Fools’ Jokes of 2012: Adblock is now CatBlock, Hungry Hippos comes to the iPad and more

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We couldn’t resist getting in on the April Fool’s action with our very own brand new pay-per-view model at The Next Web, and to keep the fun going, we’ve decided to put together a list of the best pranks that we’ve spotted around the Web so far. Google got a head...
Best April Fools’ Jokes of 2012: Adblock is now CatBlock, Hungry Hippos comes to the iPad and more
Coursera resurrects the lost art of underwater basketweaving

Here are TNW’s most-read stories of 2012 thus far

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It seems like just yesterday that we were reviewing 2011 and now, with July creeping up on us, we’re about to reach the halfway point of the year. To mark that milestone, we’re publishing a series of reviews looking back at a range of topics from the past six months,...
Here are TNW’s most-read stories of 2012 thus far
A typographical study of history's most absurd record covers

April Fools' Day: did you fall for any of these internet pranks?

www.guardian.co.uk
A roundup of some of Sunday's better gags (and ones that didn't go over so well) from around the web and on the campaign trailFor decades April Fools' Day has given the media a great excuse to let down its hair a little. Actually, make that centuries: one of the...
April Fools' Day: did you fall for any of these internet pranks?

Talk to the ad with mobile Voice Ads

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Mobile ads can talk back to you, Aereo's streaming TV service could be making new friends, and Google is king of the clowns on April Fools' Day. [Read more]...
Talk to the ad with mobile Voice Ads

Ashton Kutcher claimed playing Steve Jobs in biopic

www.electronista.com
Despite the April Fools' Day timing, Variety has made serious claims on Sunday that Ashton Kutcher will play Steve Jobs in an independent movie. The Five Star Institute-produced title Jobs is expected to enter production in May, during Kutcher's break from Two and a Half Men. The project will reportedly...
Ashton Kutcher claimed playing Steve Jobs in biopic

Twitter's April Fools Joke: Consonants-Only In Basic Service, Vowels Cost $5/Month

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While Google has spent all of Easter Sunday rolling out its April Fools’ Day jokes, Twitter is getting into the act tonight, too, with a gag that both harkens back to the original spelling of its name and will remind you of the Wheel of Fortune game show. Twitter’s joke...
Twitter's April Fools Joke: Consonants-Only In Basic Service, Vowels Cost $5/Month

UK planning second snooping bill, proxy servers to sell out shortly

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The UK Government revealed on April Fools' Day that it's planning to offer law enforcement agencies unprecedented access to private communications. British Cellphone operators and ISPs will be required to harvest packet data -- containing the parties to all calls, emails and social media communication, as well as the...
UK planning second snooping bill, proxy servers to sell out shortly

April Fools' Day makes for Internet silliness

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Google kicks things off a day early this year with a supposed port of Google Maps to the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System. Here's an overview of April Fools' weekend shenanigans. [Read more]...
April Fools' Day makes for Internet silliness

Today's Scuttlebot: Digital Music Resales, and an Obsolete Supercomputer

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Monday, selections include musings about small children and mobile devices, a one-hand zoom on Google Maps and April Fools' Day in the technology community....
Today's Scuttlebot: Digital Music Resales, and an Obsolete Supercomputer

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (MSFT, AAPL, T, AMZN, SSNLF)

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Good morning. We survived April Fools' Day. Hooray! No more "hilarious" "jokes." Now for some news: Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen is opening an investment office in Silicon Valley. Chinese consumers are outraged that mobile carriers might charge a small fee for access to WeChat, a hugely popular messaging service with...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (MSFT, AAPL, T, AMZN, SSNLF)

How The Internet Is Ruining April Fools' Day

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Sure, the Guardian's joke was clever. And a couple other pranks have been vaguely amusing today. But, increasingly, April 1 has become one of the most annoying days to be online. Once upon a time the BBC pulled off one of the most successful and highly regarded April Fools'...
How The Internet Is Ruining April Fools' Day

Microsoft, Google swap April Fools' jabs

www.computerworld.com
Microsoft today took another shot at rival Google with an April Fools' Day prank that turned its Bing search engine into a Google look-alike. Google had its own counter-spoof....
Microsoft, Google swap April Fools' jabs

Round Up: All of Google's jokes for April Fools' 2013, from Google Maps treasure hunting to YouTube closing

thenextweb.com
Every year, Google goes all out for April Fools’ Day. The company not only pulls together more jokes than all the other tech giants, but the company makes a point to outdo itself too. It honestly gets difficult to keep track of everything Google thinks up, so like last year...
Round Up: All of Google's jokes for April Fools' 2013, from Google Maps treasure hunting to YouTube closing

Skype Bashes Facebook And Twitter In Billboard Campaign

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Skype has allocated some of the money from its $12 million marketing campaign for some dirty advertising directed towards social media big-hitters Twitter and Facebook. The general idea of the "It's Time for Skype" campaign, which launched in the U.S. and U.K. Tuesday, is that Twitter and Facebook text-based...
Skype Bashes Facebook And Twitter In Billboard Campaign

Google Translate For Animals And 9 Other Hilarious April Fools' Day Pranks

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For some companies, April 1st means pretty serious business. What better day for Google to unveil Google Translate for Animals or the BBC to announce a newly discovered flock of flying penguins? Unruly Media has collected the most shared April Fools' ads of all time. Embrace the silly.1. Gmail...
Google Translate For Animals And 9 Other Hilarious April Fools' Day Pranks
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