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News | PopWatch picks the 5 best fake Googles (and one Apple spoof) in pop culture

Silicon Valley

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Beyond the search engine that made it what it is today, Google has become the epitome of big-branded tech companies. Of course, many TV shows and movies feature Google-like businesses without directly implying that it’s pretty much just Google with a different name. (That is, of course, except for The Internship, which somehow did get permission to use Google’s name and branding for their film.) Recent HBO shows like Silicon Valley and Veep, however, had to be a little more creative with their fictitious places of work.

The new came up with its own list of the best Google fake-outs in TV, books, and film, and even one special animated homage to Steve Jobs and Apple. Check out the full breakdown here and the list of picks below:

Hooli - Silicon Valley, HBO
The Circle - The Circle by Dave Eggers
Clovis - Veep, HBO
Gryzzl - Parks & Recreation, NBC
Google - The Internship
Mapple - The Simpsons, Fox