"You are what you link to.Fake Google Acquisition Announcement Was Likely a Stock Pump and Dump Scheme | MIT Technology Review
Several news organizations earlier today repeated information from a phony press release that circulated after 10 a.m., claiming Google was acquiring a tiny Rhode Island firm, ICOA, that installs public Wi-Fi nodes. The release first circulated on PRWeb, a free service operated by a public relations company called Vocus."
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Fake Google Acquisition Announcement Was Likely a Stock Pump and Dump Scheme | MIT Technology Review
A timely information integrity/literacy reality check; I'll be more diligent when skimming information items citing PRWeb headlines in the future; also see How PRWeb Helps Distribute Crap Into Google & News Sites (Search Engine Land)
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