Dow Jones: 'Google acquires Apple' news was 'error'

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…

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