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Google Changes Its Name to Topeka



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    People of Google, Kansas: you've struck a chord with that gigantic search company in Mountain View, Calif.

    Go to that familiar search page at and you'll see that the company's bestowed its highest honor upon you, changing its name to Topeka.

    Think it's a joke? Even though the name change was announced at 1 a.m. on 4/1/2010, it looks official enough to us, where the post on the company's official blog was signed by Eric Schmidt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Topeka Inc. Could the name stick? I'll have to Topeka that to find more info.

    Via Topeka, formerly known as Google

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