A timely case study in information quality and information literacy
Tech bloggers in the U.S. are roundly dismissing a Sunday Times of London story that has Microsoft in talks to acquire Yahoo's search business for $20 billion.
Problem No. 1: That would be a wacky price -- more than Yahoo's entire market value. Problem No. 2: One of the people purported to be involved in the deal, former Fox Interactive President Ross Levinsohn, says it's simply not true.