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SOMEONE AT GOOGLE FAILED TO GOOGLE ‘ALPHABET’

Google is now Alphabet
Google is now Alphabet

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California  (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – So Google is now part of Alphabet, a new holding company that will manage Google and all of its other products. Why is the new company called Alphabet?

Google/Alphabet CEO Larry Page says it’s because Alphabet means a “collection of letters that represent language, one of humanity’s most important innovations, and is the core of how we index with Google search!”

But the domain name for Alphabet is abc.xyz — not alphabet.com (which is currently getting hammered with traffic it seems).

It looks like neither Google nor Alphabet own alphabet.com — BMW does. Alphabet is part of the BMW group and a business mobility solution with a focus on fleet management and financing. Alphabet was founded in 1997, so it’s unlikely that the company will give up its long-established domain name.

The bottom line is, someone at Google didn’t think of googling ‘Alphabet’ before he or she recommended the new name for the giant Internet search company.

Total fail.

 

 

ADOBO CHRONICLES’ “NAME MARK ZUCKERBERG’S BABY” CONTEST

The Zuckerbergs (Photo courtesy of Mark Zuckerberg)
The Zuckerbergs (Photo courtesy of Mark Zuckerberg)

PALO ALTO, California (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have announced that they are having a baby girl. This, after revealing that she has had several  miscarriages.

The proud parents posted a family photo with their dog Beast on Facebook.

Zuckerberg even revealed that during an ultrasound, the baby gave him a thumbs up in the tradition of a Facebook ‘Like.’ “She is already part of our Facebook community,” he said.

Today, Zuckerberg also announced that he has designated The Adobo Chronicles® to conduct an official worldwide contest to name the baby girl.

“We are deeply indebted to the Facebook community and we would like our members and followers  to be actively involved in our child’s life,” said Zuckerberg.

The winner of the contest will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a godparent for the first Facebook baby.

So put on your thinking caps and send us your suggested names through the comments section below.

And make sure to ‘like’ the name you think should be chosen for baby Zuckerberg!

The contest ends on Labor Day (the holiday, not the day Priscilla will go on labor).

THOUSANDS EXPECTED AT GOOGLE+ FUNERAL THIS SUNDAY

Image credit: The Daily Beast
Image credit: The Daily Beast

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (The Adobo Chronicles® ) –  Thousands upon thousands of netizen fans are expected to attend the funeral services for Google+ this Sunday.

The funeral, to be held at the Mountain View main campus of Google, was announced after the tech giant decided to kill what it thought would be its answer to the ever-popular social media network Facebook . Years after its launching, Google+,  with 300 Million users, never came close to Facebook’s 1.44 Billion.

“When we launched Google+, we set out to help people discover, share and connect across Google like they do in real life. While we got certain things right, we made a few choices that, in hindsight, we’ve needed to rethink,”  said Bradley Horowitz, Google’s Vice President for Streams, Photos and Sharing.

“People have told us that accessing all of their Google stuff with one account makes life a whole lot easier. But we’ve also heard that it doesn’t make sense for your Google+ profile to be your identity in all the other Google products you use,” Horowitz added.

One of the fans most devastated by the passing of Google+ is John Kiriyama, president of the California state chapter of Google+ Fan Club. “I have no words to express my feelings about this shocking development, he said, “but it was good while it lasted. See you in another lifetime.”

Our condolences to all who were left behind by Google+.  From hereon, it will be referred to as Google Cross on its tombstone marker.