China buys Google | The Register :
The People’s Republic of China has acquired a controlling stake in the United States’ fastest growing technology company, Google.
Google announced the transfer of 140m shares of Class B stock to a new entity owned by the Chinese Ministry of Information in typically forthright style. The news was disclosed in a Captcha graphic on its Google Canteen Menu weblog; investors had to click a hidden link to see the announcement, and then decode a stenographically-hidden message watermarked into the JPG file. Once decrypted, the message read:
gee it’s raining here in mountain view and my cats hungry so we thought we’d better update you on our corporate finances. we’ve sold out to china. have a great weekend boo-yah!! lol
No other details were forthcoming.
:lol:, Happy April Fool!