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Netflix Organized Its Content Into Funny Categories For April Fools'

For April Fools' Day, the web streaming service decided to get clever with its categories, classifying television series and films according to bizarre criteria including fruits and fungi, ticked off women, and Nic Cage meltdowns.<p>When you log into your Netflix account, you'll only see one altered …

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April Fools: Apple 'bounce back' campaign for Mac users

<b>Update 4:57 a.m. PT:</b> <i>We were fooled by April Fools' Day. We have corrected and recast the story accordingly.</i><p>Wouldn't it be nice if Apple planned a "bounce back" campaign to win back customers who defected to Windows machines? It would dovetail with the expected reawakening of the company's dormant …

Twitter Announces “Twttr” — Will Start Charging $5 A Month If You Want To Tweet Using Vowels

Vowels aren’t really necessary in today’s digital age, are they? Twitter doesn’t think so, as it announced a new “two-tiered” service including its free model called “Twttr.” You can only tweet without vowels though. Want the vowels back? Pony up $5 a month. Seems like a pretty sweet deal to …

Google and Microsoft trade insults for April Fools

April Fools' Day provides the springboard for companies to make some unbelievable announcements, but for Google and Microsoft, it serves as the perfect time to poke fun at eachothers' shortcomings. With Gmail Blue, Google is teasing Redmond over a product that doesn't officially exist yet, while …

Google April Fools’ 2013 roundup: Google Nose, Gmail Blue, Google Maps Treasure Hunt, and more

The Google April Fools’ 2013 list of jokes seems the most comprehensive one so far, and it looks like Googlers have gone out of their way to make this April Fools’ Day the funniest one possible. Here’s what Google did for April Fools Day this year.<p>YouTube shutting down<p>One of the first jokes was the …

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Japan April Fools: Squid e-readers, flipping Google glasses

So your e-reader has e-ink? How about squid ink?<p>Leading Japanese publisher Kodansha has a tentacled offering for fans of its many manga comic books: the Interactive Kodansha Archives (iKA) e-book reader.<p>Billed as the first "living" e-book reader in the world, iKA is a silly April Fools' prank that …

April Fools' 2013: From Twttr to Google Nose to Nokia's microwave

You probably know this already, but today is April Fools' Day.<p>And the pranks, they are a-comin'. This year's batch of springtime hijinks from the greater tech community includes the usual onslaught from Google, along with notable entrants from Nokia, Sony, and others. Without further ado, here are …