Google Says Drone Technology Isn't Ready, Goes For Parachute Deliveries Instead (For April Fools' Obviously) - WebProNews

Google loads the web with April Fools' pranks each year, and the company is getting even more attention than usual for one particular prank this year. Read about the ill-fated Gmail Mic Drop feature, which Google pulled relatively early in the day due ...

Google's "Hilarious" April Fools' Day Prank Is the Google Cardboard Plastic - Mic

Happy April Fools' Day, y'all! April 1 is the day when huge companies show us how "fun" and "chill" they are by pulling some "funny" pranks on us, the unsuspecting public — and this year is no exception. One of Google's pranks was the fake rollout of ...

Google's latest feature could be costing Gmail users their JOBS - Express.co.uk

GOOGLE's April Fools' Day prank is costing Gmail users their job, Google fans claimed on social media. By Aaron Brown Aaron Brown. PUBLISHED: 13:09, Fri, Apr 1, 2016 | UPDATED: 13:24, Fri, Apr 1, 2016 ...

Gmail Mic Drop: Google April Fools' Day joke cost people their jobs! - Firstpost

Every year, Google comes up with interesting and innovative jokes for April Fools' Day, but this year it has gone horribly wrong with the users. After an immediate backlash, the feature was taken down early morning. The prank involves a new Gmail Mic ...

Google's Minion 'Mic Drop' April Fools' prank goes horribly wrong - Neowin

When the first day of April comes, it is already a tradition for technology company Google to play around and entertain with their April Fools' jokes. Back in 2013, it launched 'Google Nose', which integrates search with our sense of smell. Last year ...

Google's April Fools' joke is costing people their jobs - ETTelecom.com

Google is usually pretty good at April Fools' jokes, but this year's gag may have backfired. For one day only, Gmail users can choose to 'drop the mic' during email conversations. As Google puts it: "Simply reply to any email using the new 'Send + Mic ...

Roundup: good, bad, and ugly April Fools' Day jokes - Android Authority (blog)

The tech world has embraced April Fools' Day with enthusiasm (and no concern whatsoever for the sanity of the poor bloggers who have to round up all the damn jokes, and make sure that no prank is covered as serious news, and, seriously, I'm rolling my ...

Google's asinine Gmail prank: What were these fools thinking? - Computerworld

Google appeared to troll Gmail users yesterday, by adding a childish GIF to their sent email and making their replies disappear. If that sounds stupid and asinine to you, then you'd be right. Your humble blogwatcher tries to avoid April Fool's Day ...

Google Grovels After April Fools' 'Mic Drop' Joke Roasts Innocent Gmail Users - Hot Hardware

It's pretty much guaranteed that any April Fools' day is going to make you chuckle or at least smile at a joke, but for many Gmail users yesterday, April Fools' was no laughing matter at all. Before most people could even see Google's April Fools' gag ...

Mic Drop Prank Goes Horribly Wrong, And Google Says Sorry: Are You Seeing Your Mic-Dropped Gmail Messages ... - Tech Times

Google once again issued an apology for its Mic Drop prank in Gmail for April Fool's Day. The company even listed what it learned, including the fact that it should have asked users first if they would like to activate the feature. ( Gmail Blog ...

Google left red-faced after prank – April Fools is no joke: Xinhua - Kuwait Times

PARIS: A picture taken yesterday in Paris metro shows a fake station's name, rebaptized “First of April” instead of “Fourth of September” (Quatre Septembre) by the RATP (state-owned public transport operator responsible for most of the public transport ...

Google's 'Mic Drop' feature backfires as users report losing jobs, break ups over April Fools' Day prank - ABC Technology and Games

Google has had to apologise and remove a new feature to its Gmail services, which allowed users to send emails with a "Mic Drop" option for April Fools' Day, as a result of user backlash. The internet giant on April 1 announced a new option that ...

2016 April Fools' Day aftermath - Pulse Headlines

April Fools' Day offers a nationwide hall-pass for all pranksters to show the best in their repertoire while people who don't appreciate pranks can only wait for it to pass. On this year's April Fools' Day, the Internet experienced a significant upload ...

Google apologizes for the super fail of its Gmail April Fools' joke - TechRadar

While Google was quick to pull the April Fools' joke in Gmail that caused a massive backlash and led some to possibly lose their jobs, it has now offered a detailed explanation of what went wrong, along with a couple more mea culpas. The Gmail joke ...

Fool me once, shame on you Internet - The Hindu

April Fools Day is the time to prank your friends to your heart's content. However, it's also the day when you should never, ever trust the Internet. All the major companies become evil, and prank you with big-budget jokes. So, in case you missed them ...

Google's 'Minion' Joke Not So Funny - Voice of America (blog)

This Friday, July 10, 2015 photo shows a "Minion" toy in New York, distributed in McDonald's restaurant's Happy Meals. The company says the talking toy is speaking only nonsense words and not something a little more adult. Experts say McDonald's may be ...

April Fools: They're All Over the Place - KQED

This feline is trying to decide whether Lioness, a smart vibrator for women, might make a good cat toy instead. (Courtesy of Lioness). By Patricia Yollin April 1, 2016. Share. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) · Click to share on Twitter ...

Google's 'mic drop' April Fools' prank backfires big time - KHON2

Google's April Fools' prank backfired Friday, making a lot of users very angry and forcing the company to take it down early. The company announced Thursday it was introducing a “Mic Drop” feature in Gmail, placing a new orange “Mic Drop” option next ...

April Fool prank from search-engine Google backfires - Deutsche Welle

Google has apologized for a new feature that interrupted many users as they used the search engine at work. The button sent images of "Despicable Me" characters to recipients. Film: Ich-einfach unverbesserlich 2. Google landed itself in hot water with ...

Google and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad prank - The Boston Globe

They went for a “mic drop” and found the instant feedback grating on their ears. Yes, Google's annual April Fools' Day joke was a disaster. It allegedly cost people jobs, interviews, and possibly friendships. Advertisement. For those fortunate enough ...