Tech Companies Get Funny With April Fools Jokes
April 1st, 2013 by Analie
April Fools Gets Techy
Did you get fooled? It’s not only your friends and family that you have to watch out for. There a whole lot of companies trying to fool you as well. The moral of the story? Don’t believe everything you see. Sure, some are corny. But it puts a little fun into your day. Here are some of the funniest April Fools announcements by major tech companies.
Virgin Airlines Launches Plane With Glass Bottom
Ready to get a birds eye view as you fly? Virgin Airlines has modern new aircraft that will make flying a whole new experience.
Founder of Virgin Group loves being an innovator. Here’s what he had to say about the plane of the future:
“I’m thrilled to announce that Virgin has created another world-first with the introduction of the technology required to produce the world’s first glass-bottomed plane. This technological innovation coincides with the start of Virgin Atlantic Airways’ first ever domestic service to Scotland.
Sony Introduces Tech For Pets with Animalia Line
Sony got furry and creative
with their April Fools joke. I really wanted this one to be real. I would've loved it. But of course it was another prank. But the video is cute!
Today, we are stoked to announce the Animalia line of technology products specially designed and created for pets. The introductory line-up includes Sony-branded products targeted at owners with dogs, cats and hamsters, with additional devices and networked services slated for release later this year. Check out this video to learn all about our new K9 4K TV, M3-OW KittyCans, and In-Cage Speakers.
YouTube Was Just A Contest And Google Is Shutting The Site Down
One of the more popular ones was the announcement of Google shutting down YouTube. Can you imagine a world without YouTube? No easy access to your favorite tracks, no parodies, no movie trailers. YouTube even has YouTube celebrity Antoine Dodson make a special guest appearance in the finale video. So who won YouTube’s competition
The video description reads:
Thanks for all your great entries.
YouTube finally has enough videos to begin selecting a winner.
What do you think is the #bestvideo on YouTube?
We've been thrilled with all of the diverse, creative entries we've seen so far, and we can't wait to begin the process of selecting the best video. We'll be announcing the winner in 10 years.
"I encourage everyone to watch as many YouTube Videos as possible before YouTube deletes everything tonight.
" - Antoine Dodson
Google Introduces Google Nose
If you weren't impressed with Google Glass, you might be impressed with Google nose. After all “Smelling is believing”
Taking Google search to the next level
with smell gives the complete experience.
Introducing the SwiftKey Tilt - A Whole Body Typing Experience
One of my favorite android keyboards SwiftKey
came up with a whole new approach. Watch the video to see how it all worked out.
Vimeo Turns in to VIMEOW
Tired of searching for cat videos and not getting what you want. Then go to Vimeo as they have announced that they are now VIMEOW
. Here's some information from the blog:
Today is a very exciting day. For the last half-dozen years, we have been working to develop a new kind of online experience: one that combines the digital freedom of the web with the analog pleasure of luxuriating in a patch of sunlight on your living room floor. We’ve been building an innovative platform — one that you can sit on and survey your domain; tenderly rub up against; or scratch fervently, as if trying to claw the eyes out of the human who refuses to put more food in your bowl. It’s a place to hide when people come over, and a way to connect with other feral, potentially rabid strays. It’s the home for your cat videos. It’s called Vimeow.
What April Fools pranks did you see online? Which did you fall for or seemed the most believable? The least believable?