11:17 AM

Beatles, Apple to come together?

April 1 is the bane of your average newshound. Dave Winer fell for Mike Arrington's Fool's Day message that he was acquiring Fucked Company to catch the wave as Web 2.0 descends into toilet.

And then there's Google's new gmail feature - Google Paper - and Google's new ad-based broadband home network: "We use information gathered by discreet DNA sequencing of your personal bodily output to display online ads that are contextually relevant to your culinary preferences, current health status and likelihood of developing particular medical conditions going forward." (TechCrunch has the hole story)

And AP reports that the Beatles' record label EMI and Steve Jobs will have a very special announcement tomorrow with "a special live performance." Paul and Yoko doing a duet on "The Ballad of John and Yoko"? Speculation is that a long awaited deal for the Beatles' catalog on iTunes is the subject of the announcement.

Or is this someone's idea of an April Fool's joke?