Dow Jones accidentally published a fake news story about Google buying Apple

Dow Jones accidentally published a fake news story about Google buying Apple

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For two very surreal minutes, mountains moved, tides changed, and the natural order of everything in the tech world was thrown totally out of whack: The Dow Jones newswire falsely reported that Google had purchased Apple for a measly $9 billion.

$GOOG $AAPL by Dow Jones… I guess you guys have some explaining to do pic.twitter.com/402KaCcQJz

— Trader 53 (@trader_53) October 10, 2017

The wire service shared headlines that claimed Google and Apple had agreed to terms for a sale, according to 9to5Mac, which first spotted the fake news report.    

Dow Jones quickly wiped the fake headlines from the wire shortly after noticing the mistake. But that didn’t stop Apple’s stock price from momentarily jumping from $156 to $158, likely the result of trader bots that couldn’t tell that the deal was bogus.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Dow Jones accidentally published a fake news story about Google buying Apple

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