From Search Engine Watch's 2002 April Fool's page: Google Quits Search, Focuses on Waste Management
Google To Become Portal
GoogleMail is to allow anyone to be email@example.com. New GoogleStocks and GooglePages web building feature also unveiled. "Yeah, we said we'd never become a portal, but that was all part of our master plan," said cofounder Larry Page. Google's other cofounder Sergey Brin also confirmed that the company was launching a hostile takeover of Yahoo.
Funny how the truth is stranger than fiction.