April Fool’s Day

Actors Vince Vaughn (L) and Owen Wilson participate in a Q&A following "The Internship" Googler Premiere on May 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for 20th Century Fox)

9 Silicon Valley April Fools Stunts You Should Never Have Fallen For

Our friends down in Silicon Valley work in lavish playgrounds designed to spur creative thought. So is it any wonder that the people who work in the tech sector come up with April Fool’s pranks just about every year?

03/31/2015

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Google Turns Maps Into A Giant ‘Pac-Man’ Game — Here’s How To Play

Google is getting a head start on April Fools’ Day by releasing its first prank that is sure to decrease productivity all over the world.

03/31/2015

Costumed protesters block a Google employee shuttle bus in San Francisco, April 1, 2014. (CBS)

April Fool’s Protesters Block Google Bus In San Francisco Ahead Of Key Vote

Ahead of a San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ hearing this afternoon on a pending pilot program to charge private shuttle buses for using public bus stops, a group of protesters blocked a Google commuter bus in the city’s Mission District.

04/01/2014

YouTube Launches Broad Entertainment Venture

Google Announces YouTube Shutdown In April Fool’s Prank

The search giant announced over the weekend that it was shutting down its wildly popular video streaming YouTube site.

04/01/2013