Posts Tagged ‘YouTube’

Screenshot of Hulu.com by Hayley Tsukayama/Screenshot of Hulu.com by Hayley Tsukayama – For April Fool’s Day, Hulu is promoting fictional shows such as “The Itchy and Scratchy Show” from “The Simpsons” and “The Rural Juror” from “30 Rock.”

The new month has already brought a lot of major tech news: Google announced Saturday that it’s closing YouTube and launching a scent search engine; meanwhile, Twitter is launching a two-tiered service that will require users to pay $5 if they want vowels included in their messages.

In other words, it’s April Fool’s Day, and major tech companies are following tradition and pulling some big pranks.

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YouTube Closing, Google Nose, Gmail Blue & More!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Smells like April Fools’ Day. You know, immature and cheesy, with a quick, bright finish. At least according to Google Nose, one of the latest additions to Google’s long line of new technologies that never seem to quite make it past April 2.

Much like in 2012, the April Fools’ Day pranks arrived early from Google – and it brought the shocking news that YouTube is shutting down to prepare to pick the Best Video ever. Read on for an ongoing recap of all the practical jokes.

Closing the YouTube Contest Competition

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YouTube began in 2005 as a contest to find the best video in the world. And now it’s finally time to pick the winner, the YouTube Blog announced..

“Tonight at midnight, YouTube.com will no longer be accepting entries,” said Tom Liston, Competition Director at YouTube, said in the video above, which features many stars from viral video, and was posted hours before it officially became April 1 in the U.S. “After eight amazing years, it is finally time to review everything that has been uploaded to our site and begin the process of selecting a winner.” (more…)

In an elaborate ruse, the world’s most popular video site announces it’s been nothing but a contest site this whole time and says it’s going dark for the next decade.
Is the world's biggest video site about to go offline for a decade?

Is the world’s biggest video site about to go offline for a decade?

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