Google helps Pacman celebrate its 30th birthday by wasting even more people’s time…

The Pac-Man game Google put on its home page gobbled up almost five million hours of work time, suggests a study.

The playable version of the classic video game was put on Google’s front page on 21 May to celebrate 30 years since the launch of Pac-Man in Japan.

The search giant reworked the game so the layout was arranged around letters forming its name. The Pac-Man game proved so popular that Google has now made it permanently available on its own page.

Read the rest of this story on the BBC News site…

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