Either its April Fools’ Day, or Google really had a ton of new products and services to announce today.
Google is known for taking April 1 fairly, well, seriously, with some of the most elaborate April Fools’ jokes on the Web. Here’s a run down of what the company had in store for its users this year.
One of the company’s most successful viral videos — with nearly 6 million views — was for Google Maps 8-bit version for the NES game system.
1. YouTube is shutting down
According to its company blog, YouTube was started in 2005 merely as a way to find the best online video in the world. “Nearly eight years later, with 72 hours of video being uploaded every minute, we finally have enough content to close the competition.”
So say goodbye to your cat videos. Apparently, experts will name the best online video ever later today. Watch the video: