01 Apr 2014’s Best April Fools Pranks: Cloud And Tech Edition
Below is a collection of the various April Fools Pranks pulled today by companies in the cloud and hosting industry. Tech companies are known for working hard – and playing hard, too – and April Fools Day always seems to be one of those days we are all famous for playing.
If you know of a great 2014 April Fools Prank we missed from a cloud or hosting provider, leave it in the comments below. We will try to verify it (as best as we can) and add it to our list throughout the day.
LAST UPDATE: 4:01 PM EST
The Best April Fools Pranks Of 2014
- Name Ninja has issued a .RobFord TLD (h/t The WHIR)
- The Pirate Bay is happy to announce The Virtual Bay (h/t ComputerWorld and WHIR)
- iomart/PageTiger have released “Scents As A Service” with TigAroma (The WHIR)
- CafePress is partnering with the NSA to deliver packages before you order them (h/t Time)
- Glassdoor is now providing salary information in Bitcoin (Time)
- reddit will let you navigate their webpages with head movements thanks to headdit (note: this blogger was fooled by headdit :))
- Airbnb has released Airbrb – where you can rent your office space
Google’s April Fools Pranks Of 2014
When it comes to April Fools Day Pranks, the peeps at Google are kind of in a league all by themselves. Here’s a recap of the many pranks they have attempted to pull on all of us this year.
- If you’re really good at Pokemon, perhaps you should apply for their newest position: Pokemon Master (ComputerWorld)
- Gmail has released a selfie sharing service for inbox wallpapers, called SHelfies (CW)
- You can now do David Hasselhoff Photobombs in Auto Awesome (CW)
- You can now do emoji translations in Chrome (CW)
- There’s now a ‘top moons and planets’ report in AdSense (TheNextWeb)
- AdBirds as a new ad format in AdWords (TNW)
- Google Play Signature Edition – for app developers who want to send their apps via USB and package, not impersonal download
- Google Apps for Business Dogs
- Coffee to the Home Program from the team at Google Fiber
- A Data-less decision making easter egg in Analytics
- Chromecast for Squirrels
- A Cat Keyboard in the Chrome Webstore
Happy April Fool’s Day 2014 from the team at Netrepid – hopefully you don’t get duped by anyone out there today!