From Google’s Official Blog:
Early last month the mayor of Topeka, Kansas stunned the world by announcing that his city was changing its name to Google. We’ve been wondering ever since how best to honor that moving gesture. Today we are pleased to announce that as of 1AM (Central Daylight Time) April 1st, Google has officially changed our name to Topeka.
The changing of their homepage to Topeka is obviously Google’s April Fools joke for 2010.
However, unlike most recipients of April Fools jokes, Topeka, KS is laughing all the way to the bank with the global exposure their city is receiving today for being prominently featured on the most trafficked home page of the internet.
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