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Google celebrates April Fool’s Day with nod to broadband competition

Magnolia Marketplace will have a story in next week’s MBJ about how three Mississippi cities — that we were able to confirm — have jumped into the race to become a test site for Google’s 1GBS Internet program.

Without spoiling the story, a few cities that have entered the competition have done some pretty outrageous things to land on Google’s radar. One of the more noticeable stunts came on March 1, when Topeka, Kan., changed its name for the day to Google, Kan.

Lo and behold, we called up Google this morning, and in the spot just to the left of the search bar, where it usually says “Google,” it read “Topeka.” No doubt the folks in the real Topeka are high-fiving each other over that one.

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  1. April 1st, 2010 at 13:23 | #1

    I do occassionally search the web throught goggle,but for some unknown reason was drawn to Yahoo. As, an older American I was unfamilar with the computer,but after a few years use am amazed at how much I have learned. And everything has been easy through new software and programs to learn as you go. I hope Jackson,Ms. is a chosen test site IGBS Google web site. That would be awesome. From a retired granny who spends a lot of her time surfing the web.

  2. April 1st, 2010 at 15:42 | #2

    Yes I saw that this morning and I knew something was up. I had actually forgot about it until I read this article from Yahoo.com

    I can imagine the smiles on the face of those living in Google, Kansas.

  1. April 1st, 2010 at 14:51 | #1