Canadian April Fools' Day Jokes That Had Us Laughing All Morning

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

April Fools' Day is all wrapped up. Below we share five of our favourite Canadian-made jokes involving tech companies.

1. Teambuy eliminates the need for credit cards with the W.A.L.L.E.T.

2. BuildDirect introduces a line of chocolate flooring.

3. Thalmic Labs is acquired by Facebook, brings "Like" gestures to life.

4. A new .RobFord domain for expected to be popular with "anyone under the influence."

And in a shameless plug, our own April Fool's piece:

5. Amazon's latest feature, Zero-Click Ordering.

Company:
Amazon
Website:
http://www.amazon.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc., seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of... more

Company:
TeamBuy.ca
Website:
http://www.teambuy.ca
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

TeamBuy.ca is a Canadian-based team-buying website that launched in Toronto in October 2009. The site secures impressive savings by using team-buying power, giving users the benefit of buying in bulk without actually having to. Each feature depends on a minimum number of buyers signing up; if the Buy is successful, a Team Ticket is sent via email within 24 hours to those who purchased. If the target number of... more

Company:
Thalmic Labs Inc.
Website:
http://www.thalmic.com
Location:
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Thalmic is changing the way people interact with technology. Headquartered in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada, we're developing exciting new technologies in the area of human-computer interaction: Technologies which bridge the gap between man and machine, enabling us to accomplish new feats, enhance our abilities, and explore new possibilities. more

Company:
BuildDirect
Website:
http://www.builddirect.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Founded in 1999, BuildDirect is an e-commerce provider completely disrupting the retail building products industry by bridging the gap between the manufacturer and end user. By simplifying the supply chain, solving a heavy freight shipping issue that plagued the industry and creating a proprietary data-driven platform that benefits manufacturers, partners and customers alike, BuildDirect customers ultimately enjoy... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more



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