Google April Fool: Who says tech companies don’t know how to have fun? As you probably know, today is April Fools’ Day. While you may be pulling pranks around your home and office, some of the biggest companies in the world are taking its jokes to the masses. This includes both Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK).
Like most, you may not remember the fact that many tech companies got in on the fun last year. However, it seems like quite a few global brands decided to step up their game this time around.
Let’s start out by taking a close look at what Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) had up its sleeve today.
What do you think about a touch screen microwave? In today’s day and age, nothing would surprise most consumers. That being said, this is definitely an April Fools’ prank.
You can check this prank out by visiting Nokia’s official website. Wait until you see the image of this microwave oven. You are going to lose your mind.
While some companies decide to stop at one prank, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is always pushing the limits.
For example, you may have noticed the “Google Nose” tab at the top of your Google search engine page. Or maybe you fell for this cruel joke: Google declares end of YouTube in April Fools’ prank
In addition to Nokia and Google, Twitter had its fun today as well. Here is what the company announced on its blog:
“Starting today, we are shifting to a two-tiered service: Everyone can use our basic service, Twttr, but you only get consonants. For five dollars a month, you can use our premium “Twitter” service which also includes vowels.”
April Fools’ Day is a time for these companies, as well as many others, to show a human side.
Be honest, did you fall for any of these pranks? Share your story in the comment section below.
Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) are both stocks held by dozens of the money managers we track here at Insider Monkey; check out our fund-by-fund database.
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