Here are the Top 4 Fascinating 2018 April Fool’s Day Pranks in the Tech Space

David Afolayan
Here are the Top 4 Fascinating 2018 April Fool's Day Pranks in the Tech Space

April Fool’s Day pranks started out as mere fooling, to a grand marketing, to brands tricking their customers or at the bare minimum, makng them laugh when they realize that their senses have been played upon. Just that you know, here, they said was the origin of the prank:

In this piece, I am going to share a list of the top pranks played by the big tech brands on April Fools’ Day, from Tesla, to Google and Netflix. Of course, I added some extras (so you can hold me responsible):

Tesla’s Bankruptcy

A day before, Tesla announced the appetizer on Twitter and many looked forward to a big announcement:

When it came, it was a sad news:

If you doubt the story header, the rest may convince you:

Of course, it must have been a prank. We know that Musk’s company recently made $10m from selling out 20,000 units of flamethrowers.

Google’s New Products

In its usual practice of launching new products on April 1st, Google introduced a number of interesting updates. This year, Google introduced Waldo on Maps and Google Israel had hummus…

Gboard has a physical handwriting keyboard, Files Go had a Bad Joke Detector, and Chromebook had renewable charging.

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Netflix Acquires Seth Rogen

In a surprising move, Netflix announced its a new acquisition. The strange thing about this acquisition is that it is not of a company, but a person, Seth Rogen.

Seth is the “world-renowned Canadian person, prolific marijuana-doer, and winner of the 2015 MTV Movie Award for ‘Best Kiss”. And Seth was right, he should have read that contract before signing it. Did I just hear Adam Sandler?

Get Free McDonalds for a year!

McDonalds India played its followers really well when it announced that you can get free food a year when you get a code:

Trust me, it achieved its real end:

https://twitter.com/Vinoox/status/980342288189743105

Although, someone tried to decode it, somehow:

Generally Speaking

If you think that April Fool’s Day is a child’s play, think again. Some jokes might not be funny after all:

https://twitter.com/Iam_Temitorpe/status/980732990140702721

Have a great week ahead!


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