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Google Pranks

Calendar Wake Up Feature

— April 1, 2008 — Unique
Google thought you might like a morning wake up so they announced the Google Wake Up Kit integrated into Google Calendar. The wake up notification was to be "relentless" to rouse you from your sound sleeping. Wake Up would supposedly get more and more annoying.

Wake yourself up with our new Google Wake Up Kit!
Do you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning? We do, too. In fact this problem became so serious at times that it sometimes resulted in lacklustre attendance at team meetings. To help solve the problem we've created an innovative solution called the Google Wake Up Kit.

Trend Themes
1. Relentless Wake Up Notifications - Opportunity to develop new alarm clock apps or smart devices that use persistent and increasingly annoying notifications to wake up users.
2. Problem-solving Innovations - Potential for creating innovative solutions to help people improve attendance or productivity in the workplace, such as the Google Wake Up Kit.
3. Sleep Technology Advancements - Emerging market for sleep-related technologies and products that address common sleep issues, like difficulty waking up in the morning.
Industry Implications
1. Alarm Clock Apps - Disruptive innovation opportunity to create alarm clock apps that offer more persistent and creative wake up methods.
2. Productivity Tools - Opportunity for developing productivity tools or software that help individuals overcome common challenges, like difficulty waking up.
3. Sleep Technology - Growing industry focused on creating innovative sleep-related devices, gadgets, and solutions to improve sleep quality and waking routines.
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