No Joke, Microsoft Bans April Fools’ Day Pranks

Don’t expect any awesome April Fools’ Day pranks from Microsoft this year. While corporate pranks can be funny, and generate a lot of positive, viral attention for companies, they can also backfire. Chris Capossela, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer, said April Fools’ Day tricks aren’t worth the risk. “I appreciate that people may have devoted time […]

Microsoft Revived and Killed Clippy—Office’s Infamous Mascot—All in the Span of One Day

Microsoft Clippy was back in action for a brief moment this week, marking a rare appearance for the friendly paperclip, who was known for politely barging onto the screen with helpful suggestions, before he was banished from Microsoft Office in 2001. Clippy appeared in sticker packs this week for Microsoft Teams, which were posted to […]