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April Fools Around the Web

By:

Jason Clark
Jason Clark

on 4/1/2013

Every year we look forward to finding ridiculous April Fools around the web, this year we selected a few of our favorites.

Virgin Airline Launches a Glass-Bottom Plane

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Disney to Acquire Middle-earth Enterprises

Global leader in high-quality family entertainment agrees to acquire world-renowned Middle-earth Enterprises, including THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE HOBBIT franchises.

Acquisition continues Disney’s strategic focus on creating and monetizing the world’s best branded content, innovative technology and global growth to drive long-term shareholder value.

Middle-earth Enterprises to join company’s global portfolio of world class brands including Disney, ESPN, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and ABC.

More at TheOneRing.net

Twitter Announces “Twttr”

Twitter is switching to a two-tiered service. The Twitter you know and love is now going to cost $5/month, but you can use Twttr for free, and only use consonants!

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Google always has fun on April 1. Here’s a selection:

YouTube is shutting down:

Gmail Blue:

Google Nose:

Check out a complete list of Google’s April 1 gags.

William Shatner and George Takai announce roles in the next Star Wars film.

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Neilson-Norman Group’s “Mobile Usability for Cats”

Bowing to this takeover, our clients are increasingly asking us, “How can we improve our site or app for cats?” With their lack of opposable thumbs and ever-shifting focus, cats are certainly a challenging target audience.

Feel free to post more in the comments. We’ll update this as we find more good stuff.

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