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You Can Thank an April Fool's Joke for Bringing You Pokemon Go

Gizmodo - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
Two years ago, Google's annual April Fool's joke was a Pokemon challenge integration with Google Maps. In its promotional video, a man claims that “using the technology created by the Google Maps team, we've prepared the most rigorous test known to ...

Pokémon Go started as an April Fool's prank inspired by fake Google job advert

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
But the original idea for Pokémon Go, in which players seek out and capture the creatures in augmented reality, emerged from an April Fool's prank. According to the game's developers it was inspired by Google's 2014 joke application call for the made ...

Top 10 Funniest April Fools' Jokes By Companies

Gazette Review - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
April Fools' day has people all over the world prank their friends, family and acquaintances. But people aren't the only one who like to have fun on April 1st.

Google snuck Pokémon Go into a 2014 April Fools' joke

The Verge - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
For April Fools' Day 2014, Google invited players to catch pokémon inside of the Google Maps app. The pop-up game was simple, akin to Where's Waldo, but the goliath company promoted the special event with a faux trailer that looks in hindsight like a ...
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Pokemon Go: How a Google prank spawned a mobile gaming phenomenon

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
April fool, Pokemon. Google unwittingly planted the seed for Pokemon Go two years ago in one of the many April Fools' Day jokes the internet company is famous for. In a mischievous 2014 post, Google announced a new training tool, created in conjunction ...
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Pokemon Go began as an April Fool's joke

Peninsula On-line - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Pokemon Go, the location-based mobile game that has become a massive hit, began as an April Fool's joke. In 2014, Google unveiled “Pokemon Challenge” for Google Maps complete with a promotional video, inviting users to find and capture the cutesy ...

If Only It Had Been an “April Fool's” Prank

ADVANCE (blog) - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
As a college professor and registered nurse, I have come to expect the unexpected when it comes to walking into a patient's room (or a classroom).
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7-Eleven completes 'historic' Slurpee delivery via drone, beating Amazon to the punch

GeekWire - ‎12 hours ago‎
... representing a historic milestone in both U.S. and global commerce,” says 7-Eleven in a news release announcing the accomplishment.

In parks and in homes, Pokémon are lurking

Napa Valley Register - ‎16 hours ago‎
The whole family has been excited about Pokémon GO ever since it was alluded to as an April Fool's Day prank from Google in 2014.

Fambrough: Monday's special meeting puts Eddie Bonine, LHSAA under scrutiny again

The Advocate - ‎9 hours ago‎
I thought it was an April Fool's joke in June the first time I saw it. People in Louisiana were not amused, and they've told me.

Ballymun at 50: From high hopes to sink estate

Irish Times - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Neil Blaney, the minister for local government, in formally launching the scheme in 1965 (perhaps aptly on April Fool's day), declared it not only the greatest ever undertaken in Ireland but also “a model for ourselves and other countries”. This ...
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5 Key Highlights From Netflix, Inc.'s Q2 Earnings Interview

Motley Fool - ‎13 hours ago‎
Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) reported disappointing Q2 results last week, due to an uptick in subscriber cancellations that began in April. This caused ... Netflix expects to keep growing for years in the U.S. Image source: The Motley Fool. Hastings continues ...

These 3 Companies Should Be Doing Huge Buybacks

The Motley Fool Canada - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Fool contributor Joseph Solitro suggested July 20 that Canadian Pacific Railway Limited's (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) second-quarter buyback of 5.13 million shares at an average cost of $169.13 was an indication that management felt its shares were worth more ...
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Don't Bury the Apple Watch -- It's Not Dead Yet

Motley Fool - ‎17 hours ago‎
Samsung, Lenovo, LG, and Garmin all shipped more units, according to IDC, than they did during the months of April, May, and June last year.

Become a Landlord by Investing in These 2 Residential REITs

The Motley Fool Canada - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
First, it has maintained its current distribution rate since its initial public offering in April 2012. Second, its very strong growth of adjusted funds from operations, including its 15% year-over-year increase to $0.23 per share in the first quarter ...
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Could BMW Eventually Launch Its Own Pickup Truck?

Carscoops (blog) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
... an older E36 M3 and even a first-gen X5, which was transformed by an Oz dealership. Moreover, the company's chiefs came up with an elaborated M3 pickup as an April Fool's joke five years ago, putting it through its paces on the Nurburgring and ...

Hassani brothers from Afghanistan launch new mine-hunting drone

Economic Times - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Google unwittingly planted the seed for "Pokemon Go" two years ago in one of the many April Fools' Day jokes the internet company is famous for.

Namibia: Bungling Officials Leave Herunga 'Traumatised'

AllAfrica.com - ‎19 hours ago‎
In April, Herunga set a time of 52,03 in Kingston, Jamaica, which was well within the Olympic Games' qualifying time of 52,20 seconds, while she twice broke that mark at the 2015 All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville, winning a bronze medal in a time ...
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Go catch 'em all, the Pokémon way

Hindustan Times - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
It all started as an April Fool's joke video shared by Google in 2014 that mashed Google Maps and Pokémon. The video went viral.

Intel vs. Qualcomm: Which Chip Giant Won Q2 Earnings?

Motley Fool - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The primary culprit behind Intel's profit decline was a $1.4 billion restructuring charge that the company booked for the quarter as part of the reorganization that Intel announced in April. Backing ... The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends ...
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