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Google April Fool’s prank boomerangs

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Google is acknowledging that it pranked itself after an April Fool’s Day Gmail tweak angered some people who use Google’s email for work. The company added a button to its email service that allowed users to fire out a minion GIF, a character from the animated film “Despicable Me,” which would drop a microphone and then mute responses to whatever email the user had sent. The Gmail Help Forum on Thursday was soon populated by angry users who say they…

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Online tools fuel local government vitality

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Google is a giant. It is a giant success, giant company, and a giant in its industry. Did you know, though, that Gmail, one of the most popular email platforms on the Internet, was thought up, tested, and proposed during what is referred to as “dabble time”? Google encourages its employees to use 20 percent of their time to work on personal projects and ideas with the intention of it resulting in ways to improve Google’s offerings to its users.…

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