Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Google has accidentally purchased Apple for 2 minutes

Google has accidentally purchased Apple for 2 minutes

Soon a fake cover-up too appeared on social media claiming that the whole fiasco was prearranged as part of Steve Jobs' will and it was discussed with Google co-founder Larry Page before Jobs's death.

The Dow Jones newswire reported some mind-blowing news this morning: Google is acquiring Apple for the relatively paltry price of $9 billion, thanks to an agreement revealed in Steve Jobs' will.

The Apple stock rose US$2 on the publication, rising to US$158, before settling back to US$156 after Dow Jones issued the correction.

If you heard that Google purchased Apple for less than ten billion dollars, you probably would laugh and say that this must be fake news of the year.

"In a surprise move to anyone who is alive, Google said it's going to buy Apple for $9 billion", read a report by Josee Rose.

Yes. This headline made some news yesterday. That is, two of the biggest companies and best-known brands, Google and Apple, were merging as one, with Google buying Apple.

A statement from the firm, which is owned by News Corp, said the headlines were published between 09:34 and 09:36 NY time following a technical error.

Dow Jones blamed a "technical error" and quickly retracted the story.

In a shocking incident, Dow Jon's Newswire sent several fake headlines on Tuesday. "All of those headlines are being removed from the wires", Severinghaus said in the statement. "While immediate corrective action has been taken, I have also ordered a review of news and technology processes in this area", the executive also said.

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