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Google Becomes Topeka

By David Cogswell
Announcement | April 1, 2010

HOBOKEN, N.J. - Google users from across the United States today were surprised to see that the premier search engine and world changer has changed its name to Topeka. This is a sight that should not be missed. Who knows how long it will last? But it must be seen to be believed. Log on right now to www.google.com and check it out. To find out more about the background of this stranger-than-sci fi event, see http://bit.ly/937rCW.

Unhappily for loyal Topekans, the name change did not extend globally. In Mexico the page says, "Dia de tontos" or day of stupid people.


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People who noticed this change of name today might love to view it as April Fool's Day effort but I wonder if CNN would agree to backdate and post in March, just for kicks! Read more on this: http://topekagoogle.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/google-becomes-topeka/

I am interested to hear from people who might recognize this as a RE-Branding effort! Its going to be hard to make "Topeka" a verb, like we did for Google.


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