Google’s Practical Joke

Google tried to trick users into thinking that the company name is changing to – what else? – TOPEKA (as in Kansas).

A Different Kind of Company Name

“Early last month the mayor of Topeka, Kansas stunned the world by announcing that his city was changing its name to Google. WeÂ’ve been wondering ever since how best to honor that moving gesture. Today we are pleased to announce that as of 1AM (Central Daylight Time) April 1st, Google has officially changed our name to Topeka.”

Read the full phony story here.

Publish date: April 1, 2010 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT