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April 1, 2010

Google changed its name to Topeka on April fool day – But why

Filed under: World — Tags: — admin @ 5:52 am

Today on 1st of April on April fool day, Google changed its name to Topeka. Google changed its name to give tribute to the city Topeka Kansas.

Earlier as per CNN, Topeka City with a population of 1.22 lakh changed its name to Google. Just one month back, Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten announced they will change the name Topeka to Google Kansas.

Google so overwhelmed with this step, changed its name to Topeka on 1st of April 2010, may be its just a April Fool day. But its big tribute of google towards Topeka City.

Earlier today – Google CEO and Chairman Eric Schmidt announced on the 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.
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Also they told that – Finally, we want to be clear that this initiative is a one-shot deal that will have no bearing on which municipalities are chosen to participate in our experimental ultra-high-speed broadband project, to which Google, Kansas has been just one of many communities to apply.

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  1. The company says it’s a response to Topeka’s decision to change its name to ”Google, Kan.” for the month of March. Topeka jokingly changed its name in a bid to persuade Google to choose the city as a test site for its planned super-fast fiber-optic network.

    A blog posting by Google CEO Eric Schmidt says the prank shouldn’t be mistaken for the company picking Topeka, adding that the re-naming of his company will have no effect on which cities get chosen.

    Comment by Alex Pacheco — April 1, 2010 @ 6:09 am

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