Google Rolls Out New Services And Shuts Down YouTube

By Emma Koch

Google Rolls Out New Services And Shuts Down YouTube

April 1, 2013 Updated Apr 1, 2013 at 4:12 PM EDT

UNITED STATES (www.incnow.tv) – April 1, 2013 marks the day that Google shut down YouTube, launched Gmail Blue and released the newest search technique, Google Nose, that allows people to search using scents.

YouTube posted a video on it’s own site announcing that YouTube was a huge competition, that they didn’t expect to get such an overwhelming number of entries and that Tuesday, April 2, 2013 the site would close down. All the videos would be deleted and a decade of judging would begin where the technicians of YouTube would then select a winning video that would be reposted when the page was relaunched in 2023.

Gmail Blue is an effort by Google to bring electronic communications into the 21st century. According to a video Google produced, the new email platform has been being developed for six years. The developers say “It’s Gmail, only bluer!”

Google Nose, which is still in a Beta version, allows users to search via scents. The video says that the new technology allows you to use your desktop, laptop and mobile devices like you would your very own nose, and it smells scents in the air and then searches for results. It can also transmit scents to you through your device.

All of this is, of course, a worldwide April Fools joke. The company has made these sorts of grand jokes in the past and this year was no different.

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