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 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.