Sunday, 1st April 2007
No Foolin': April Fool's Day Fun From Ask.com, Dogpile, Exalead, Google, Opera, and Yelp
+ Ask.com to Become Ask Kevin, Lanzone Will "Keep in Real" :-)
Note from Gary #1:
As you'll read, it might be time for me to brush up on my dancing and background singing skills?
In a video message, Ask.com CEO Jim Lanzone details the acquisition of Search with Kevin, as in Kevin Federline. The new service will be named Ask Kevin. Lanzone says that Federline is one of America's "true technology thought leaders and back-up dancers." The amount of the deal was undisclosed but Lanzone added that it was an "all cash deal" because that's the way Kevin "rolls." Additionally, Lanzone will be stepping aside from his CEO position at Ask.com and Federline will be assuming the roll. Lanzone will stay on as "President of Keeping it Real."
Note from Gary #2:
To K-FED (aka Mr. Federline): Welcome, I look forward to working and "rolling" with you. My dancing skills are poor but with some training from you and you alone, I might be able to work up a few cool singing and dance moves for my live presentations. For example, an interpretive dance about advanced search features?
To Jim (aka Jimmy Jim): Congrats on the new position. I'm sure that not only will Mr. Federline lead the company with his brand of charm and charisma but he will also teach you a few awesome dance moves that you can use as you "keep it real" for the company.
+ Dogpile's Special Logo (Screen Cap)
Clicking the logo runs a search for April Fool's E-Cards
+ Exalead's New Color Scheme (Screen Cap)
They appear to be trying to catch some fish. :-)
+ Google TiSP (The Toilet Internet Service Provider) :-)
Connect to the Internet using the plumbing system in your home.
To offset the cost of providing the TiSP service, we use information gathered by discreet DNA sequencing of your personal bodily output to display online ads that are contextually relevant to your culinary preferences, current health status and likelihood of developing particular medical conditions going forward.
+ "Secret" Opera Web Browser Memo Leaked :-)
+ Yelp Acquires Tire Plant :-)