April Fools&#039; Day - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/18127 en Microsoft plans lucky 13th-anniversary edition of Windows XP http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/microsoft-plans-lucky-13th-anniversary-edition-of-windows-xp-239518?source=rss_april_fools&#039;_day <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_new_hp.jpg" alt="Microsoft plans lucky 13th-anniversary edition of Windows XP" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p><em>[This is an April Fools' story. It is fiction, not fact, though it may contains fact. --Ed.] </em></p> Microsoft Windows April Fools' Day Microsoft Windows Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239518 at http://www.infoworld.com Google launches bid for America's Cup http://www.infoworld.com/t/misadventures/google-launches-bid-americas-cup-239528?source=rss_april_fools&#039;_day <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/google_barge.jpg" alt="Google launches bid for America's Cup" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Reuters/Stephen Lam</p> </em></div><p><em>[This is an April Fools' story. It is fiction, not fact, though it may contains fact. --Ed.] </em></p> April Fools' Day Misadventures Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239528 at http://www.infoworld.com Casting call: 'Real Housewives of Silicon Valley' http://www.infoworld.com/t/misadventures/casting-call-real-housewives-of-silicon-valley-239547?source=rss_april_fools&#039;_day <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/diamond.jpg" alt="Casting call: 'Real Housewives of Silicon Valley'" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Lawrence Lawry</p> </em></div><p><em>[This is an April Fools' story. It is fiction, not fact, though it may contains fact. --Ed.] </em></p> April Fools' Day Misadventures Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239547 at http://www.infoworld.com Every day is April Fools' Day on the Internet http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/every-day-april-fools-day-the-internet-215545?source=rss_april_fools&#039;_day <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/StupidDuh_hp.jpg" alt="Every day is April Fools' Day on the Internet" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>As the old saying goes, there is no fool like an April Fool. But as with many things on the InterWebs, the competition for creating truly effective April Fools' Day pranks has grown so fierce as to be nearly impossible.</p> April Fools' Day Cringely Mon, 01 Apr 2013 17:22:28 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 215545 at http://www.infoworld.com Breaking: Apple to unveil new iPhone 5S, 5N, and Air at WWDC http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/breaking-apple-unveil-new-iphone-5s-5n-and-air-wwdc-215329?source=rss_april_fools&#039;_day <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Apple_New_hp.jpg" alt="Breaking: Apple to unveil new iPhone 5S, 5N, and Air at WWDC" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p><em>[This is an April Fool's story. It is fiction, not fact even though it contains facts. --Ed.] </em></p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Apple April Fools' Day iPhone Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 215329 at http://www.infoworld.com Yahoo CEO reverses no-telecommuting policy http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/yahoo-ceo-reverses-no-telecommuting-policy-215442?source=rss_april_fools&#039;_day <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/yahoo_corp.jpg" alt="Yahoo CEO reverses no-telecommuting policy" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Reuters/Kimberly White</p> </em></div><p><em>[This is an April Fool's story. It is fiction, not fact even though it contains facts. --Ed.] </em></p> The Industry Standard April Fools' Day Yahoo IT Jobs Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 lschmeiser 215442 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple's and Microsoft's secret pact for tech domination http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/apples-and-microsofts-secret-pact-tech-domination-215003?source=rss_april_fools&#039;_day <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 220px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/stevejobs-billgates-expo1997-HP.jpg" alt="Apple's and Microsoft's secret pact for tech domination" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><p align="left"><em><strong>Bill Gates backing Steve Jobs at the summer 1997 Macworld Expo</strong> <br />(Source: Reuters)</em></p></div> The Industry Standard Apple April Fools' Day Bill Gates Microsoft Microsoft Exchange Steve Jobs Consumer Electronics Microsoft Windows Desktop PCs iOS iPad Laptop PCs Office Software Technology Business Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 215003 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft skips 'too good' Windows 9, jumps to Windows 10 http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/microsoft-skips-too-good-windows-9-jumps-windows-10-215477?source=rss_april_fools&#039;_day <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_new_hp.jpg" alt="Microsoft skips 'too good' Windows 9, jumps to Windows 10" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p><em>[This is an April Fool's story. It is fiction, not fact even though it contains facts. --Ed.] </em></p> Microsoft Windows April Fools' Day Microsoft Windows Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Pete Babb 215477 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple introduces Mac OS XX Lioness http://www.infoworld.com/t/mac-os-x/apple-introduces-mac-os-xx-lioness-215235?source=rss_april_fools&#039;_day <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/mac_os_xx.jpg" alt="Apple introduces Mac OS XX Lioness" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Dio5050</p> </em></div><p><em>[This is an April Fool's story. It is fiction, not fact even though it contains facts. --Ed.] </em></p> April Fools' Day Mac OS X Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 uphan 215235 at http://www.infoworld.com Shocker from Redmond: Microsoft turns to Linux http://www.infoworld.com/t/misadventures/shocker-redmond-microsoft-turns-linux-020?source=rss_april_fools&#039;_day <p>Microsoft has ceased development of the Windows operating system and will be releasing its own Linux distribution, the company revealed in an SEC filing yesterday.</p> <p>The annual 10-K report disclosed plans for the development of the "Winux" operating system and detailed special costs related to terminating the Windows business -- including costs associated with supporting current versions of Windows through 2020.</p> April Fools' Day Misadventures Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 156020 at http://www.infoworld.com HP unveils answer to IBM's Watson http://www.infoworld.com/t/misadventures/hp-unveils-answer-ibms-watson-272?source=rss_april_fools&#039;_day <p>Hewlett-Packard followed up CEO Leo Apotheker's bold decision to remake the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company into a platform-as-a-service provider by announcing a data analystics supercomputer similar to IBM's Watson, the DeepQA machine that recently bested the two greatest human champions ever on "Jeopardy."</p> April Fools' Day Misadventures Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Jason Snyder 156272 at http://www.infoworld.com Oracle sues Starbucks over Java trademark http://www.infoworld.com/t/misadventures/oracle-sues-starbucks-over-java-trademark-176?source=rss_april_fools&#039;_day <p>In an aggressive move to protect the Java franchise acquired along with Sun Microsystems, Oracle has filed a lawsuit against Starbucks, charging that its use of the term "Java" infringes Oracle copyrights.</p> <p>"In its reckless use of the term 'Java,' Starbucks knowingly, directly, and repeatedly infringed Oracle's Java-related intellectual property. This lawsuit seeks appropriate remedies for that infringement," said an Oracle spokesperson in a statement.</p> April Fools' Day Misadventures Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 156176 at http://www.infoworld.com Oracle's Ellison accused of running executive fighting ring http://www.infoworld.com/t/misadventures/oracles-ellison-accused-running-executive-fighting-ring-285?source=rss_april_fools&#039;_day <p>SEC investigators claim to have broken up an underground fighting ring in which participants beat each other bloody. To add insult to injury, the victors then brokered business deals that skirted U.S. securities law and deprived the losers of valuable stock options.</p><p>The mastermind behind the Silicon Valley fight club is alleged to be eccentric billionaire and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. SEC investigators got a break on the case when an entry-level intern noticed that the supplies manifest for the forthcoming OpenWorld included two industrial-sized drums of Bactine.</p> April Fools' Day Misadventures Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:00:00 +0000 lschmeiser 156285 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft bumps Ballmer, brings back Bill http://www.infoworld.com/t/misadventures/microsoft-bumps-ballmer-brings-back-bill-243?source=rss_april_fools&#039;_day <p>Microsoft today announced that company founder Bill Gates is resuming his former role as CEO effective immediately. The fate of his successor and now predecessor Steve Ballmer remains unclear; for the time being, he will be on "a temporary leave of absence," according to a statement from Microsoft.</p> April Fools' Day Misadventures Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Ted Samson 156243 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple's amazing iGlass revolutionizes mobile -- again http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/apples-amazing-iglass-revolutionizes-mobile-again-026?source=rss_april_fools&#039;_day <p>Remember those rumors of a pint-sized iPhone that allegedly would debut later this year, the one the fanboy sites were calling the iPhone Nano? It turns out they were right about Apple's efforts to create a smaller device, but wrong about the form it would take.</p> Mobile Technology April Fools' Day Mobile Technology Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 155026 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft releases Office 366 update http://www.infoworld.com/t/misadventures/microsoft-releases-office-366-update-247?source=rss_april_fools&#039;_day <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Microsoft_Office_hp.jpg" alt="Microsoft releases Office 366 update" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Hoping to get out in front of a potentially disastrous programming flaw, Microsoft released today Office 366, an updated version of its Office 365 hosted services that will function properly during leap years.</p> April Fools' Day Misadventures Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 156247 at http://www.infoworld.com Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right http://www.infoworld.com/d/adventures-in-it/clowns-left-me-jokers-right-150?source=rss_april_fools&#039;_day <p>New Orleans has Mardi Gras, San Francisco has Halloween, and for those of us who spend too many of our waking hours on the Net, the biggest party of the year happens on April Fools Day.</p><p>Infoworld <a href="/archives/t.jsp?N=s&amp;V=130519">certainly did its part to add to the foolishness</a>. It's always a treat to see how ticked off some readers get about these stories, despite having "April Fools" stamped all over them. (FYI, I don't recommend the humor bypass surgery -- it has some nasty side effects.)</p><p>As for the rest of geekdom, it was a mixed bag.</p> April Fools' Day Google Microsoft Twitter Misadventures Fri, 03 Apr 2009 14:08:56 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 70150 at http://www.infoworld.com Conficker worm ends life as we know it; film at 11 http://www.infoworld.com/d/adventures-in-it/conficker-worm-ends-life-we-know-it-film-11-769?source=rss_april_fools&#039;_day <p>As you probably know by now, the Conficker worm is rampaging through computer networks like a debutante through daddy's liquor cabinet. Scheduled to wreak havoc on April 1, it has proven true to its timetable. The <em>Washington Post's</em> Brian Krebs reports that Conficker has broken London's Big Ben, restored Iceland's bankrupt economy, and <a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2009/04/conficker_worm_strikes_militar.html?wprss=securityfix" target="_blank">nearly caused a nuclear missile launch in Alaska</a>.</p> Security April Fools' Day Google Microsoft Yahoo Malware Wed, 01 Apr 2009 13:42:47 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 69769 at http://www.infoworld.com 2009 April foolery http://www.infoworld.com/d/adventures-in-it/2009-april-foolery-810?source=rss_april_fools&#039;_day <!--paging_filter--><div class="field field-type-text field-field-special-report-dek"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Need a break from the serious news of the day? InfoWorld spoofs the tech industry&#039;s goings-on in these literally unbelievable stories. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-spec-rept-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Need a break from the serious news of the day? 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It is not true. Enjoy!<br /></em>Billionaire investor Carl Icahn intimated on Tuesday that after losing his bid to take over Yahoo last year, he has set his sights on Apple. Should Icahn succeed in his takeover effort, he has a radical strategy planned for Apple: To reposition the company's products as bargain computers.</p> April Fools' Day Technology Business Wed, 01 Apr 2009 07:00:00 +0000 Pete Babb 69717 at http://www.infoworld.com