As a sign of gratitude to city of Topeka, Kansas renaming their city to Google. Google on behalf has renamed the company to Topeka as officially announced on their blog.

Go ahead Topeka it on Topeka’s search engine.

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/different-kind-of-company-name.html

Happy April 1st

10 responses to “Google Topeka”

  1. Elise says:

    Great April Fool’s joke. I found it especially interesting today as I am working on a project in my master’s program this week, reviewing and evaluating the “Google Story.” I have five books from the library sitting on my desk about Google. It’s a great story and an amazing organization. I would love to see “Googleplex” sometime. Oh, and I have been to Topeka. Wonderful city in Kansas. You need to see the KSU campus in the fall. It’s beautiful.

  2. susan says:

    Suspect many, many former Googlers had Kansas atop their brackets, and this is a way to acknowledge that. What is Kansas had survived? Would this instead by Syracuse?

  3. upest says:

    i forgot its april 1st and i was thinking “this must be some sort of stunt, how can they afford it”… i feel better knowing its april 1st now and it all makes sense, i mean how can you find a better name then Google honestly just think about it

  4. Janet says:

    I am a Google resident and love your new name! – Happy April 1…thanks!

  5. baffled says:

    At first I was like “are you kidding me”? All the money they’re going to loose out on, the transition that will take people years to switch to, and just HOW STUPID to change their name to “Topeka” lol but until I read this I forgot about april fools…. GOOD JOB GOOGLE lol 🙂 but PLEASE keep your name the same!

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  7. Astonished says:

    As everyone else, i was baffled at Googles decision to change their name after spending all the money and efforts on building the current “GOOGLE” status. But think about it, it would have been sooo stupid to change Google to Topeka just because Topeka, KS changed their name to Google, KS. Would Google, KS then change back to Topeka, KS???:)

    Nice prank!

  8. Corina says:

    I was like yes!! Google shares will drop tonight! Sell sell! April fools! 🙁

  9. BOB says:

    Zounds! A company with a sense of humor! Can you imagine IBM, Microsoft or Disney doing anything this playfull? Well done Google.

  10. Amy says:

    Zounds! A company with a sense of humor! Can you imagine IBM, Microsoft or Disney doing anything this playfull? Well done Google.