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The Best Digital Media April Fools’ Spoofs

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Here at, we specialize in digital-media news. That’s not a joke. But in honor of April Fools’ Day, we’ll bring you some of those too. Below, a sampling of our favorite digital-media gags from today:

New VC Fund Targets “Small, Mini, and Micro” Companies: An investment fund has raised $18 million from several banks to support companies with a maximum of two employees and only modest goals. Applications for funds should be submitted via Twitter, in no more than 14 tweets. “As this was presented to us it only made sense, since the best startups can communicate all they need to only in a few slides anyway, so why not to use something that helps the startups to be concise,” says ArcticStartup, which broke the news.

Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) Renames Live Search As ‘MSN Windows Live Search on [email protected]: That’s the latest from Microsoft’s Live Search team, which says the new name results from customer research: “Danny, it

2 Responses to “The Best Digital Media April Fools’ Spoofs”

  1. Did you see the Electronic Frontier Foundations'?
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    * FBI Announces Operation Liar Liar Pants Oon Fire
    * NSAdvice: Kinder, Gentler NSA Hires Advice Columnists to
    Assist Spied-On Americans
    * AP Sues Artist for Being Unable to Draw From Memory
    * Google Offers Free, Ad-Supported Kitchen Appliances