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Google Maps Gets a Jump on April Fools’

April Fools’ Day on the Internet is redundant. Right?

That said, Google’s early head start over at Google Maps is pretty good. Click on “Quest” to get going. Or you can watch this video, which spells out the joke:

If you’ve got time, poke around particular landmarks, like Google HQ, and you’ll find some Easter eggs. Some of you should be able to figure out where I found this one pretty quickly:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald