Friday, May 18, 2007

A Little E-Mail Prank, And a $2.8 Billion Panic - washingtonpost.com

Sign of the times -- and another timely reminder: information literacy is your friend... 

Internet pranksters pulled a fast one on Apple shareholders this week, proving that even the slightest hint of negative news about the highly anticipated iPhone can create a frenzy on Wall Street.

Just before 10 a.m. Wednesday, a spoof e-mail posing as an internal Apple news alert was sent to Apple employees, informing them that the release of the iPhone, a touchscreen hybrid phone-and-music player, was being delayed from June to October. It added that Leopard, the next version of the Mac operating system, would move back its launch from October to January.

Source: A Little E-Mail Prank, And a $2.8 Billion Panic - washingtonpost.com

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