Google shook up the tech world with the announcement that they are now a subsidiary under a new parent company they’ve created called Alphabet. But unbeknownst to many, inside the press release was a cleverly hidden link to Hooli.xyz, the Google-inspired tech company featured in HBO’s Silicon Valley.
The landing page is real, although just a sort of parody site for the fake company featured in the show. If you’d like to take a look for yourself, the link is hidden in the period after the sentence:
“Alphabet will also include our X lab, which incubates new efforts like Wing, our drone delivery effort.“
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Despite the very serious and huge announcement that was Alphabet, Google proves once again that they still have a sense of humor. For those that recently subscribed to HBO Now and have any interest in the tech scene, we’d recommend firing up an episode or 2 of Silicon Valley. You’ll be glad you did.