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Title    Dow Jones: "Google Acquires Apple" News Story Was "Error"
Date    Wednesday October 11, @11:38PM
Author    takyon
Topic   
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https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/10/11/1939215

MrPlow writes:

Submitted via IRC for SoyCow1937

The Dow Jones newswire accidentally published a fake story about Google buying Apple:

A bombshell appeared on the Dow Jones financial newswire on Tuesday: "Google to buy Apple for $9bn".

But the story, that the acquisition had been suggested in the will of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, was bogus. It was removed after two minutes, though Apple's shares did briefly rise in value. Dow Jones said the news appeared as the result of a "technical error" and should be ignored.

The unintentionally published fake news described the acquisition as "a surprise move to everyone who is alive" and quoted Google employees as saying "Yay". It also stated that Google would move into "Apple's fancy headquarters".


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  1. "MrPlow" - https://soylentnews.org/~MrPlow/
  2. "accidentally published a fake story about Google buying Apple" - http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41580858
  3. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=22710

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