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Google did not buy WiFi provider ICOA, press release was false

0. phoneArena posted on 26 Nov 2012, 11:13

The dream was closer for a few minutes there. With rumors swirling about Google planning to build its own data-centric wireless carrier, the news that Google had purchased WiFi provider ICOA made the rounds very quickly this morning. But, it turns out that info came from a false press release...

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posted on 26 Nov 2012, 11:17

1. Adianshadows (Posts: 66; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

How can this be?! The Interwebs never lie!!!

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 20:20

6. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

And I thought the Press was a trustable source, we were all mistaken! ;(

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 12:54 1

4. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Hrmmm.. shouldn't this be something that is VERIFIED before posting? Isn't that what responsible journalism is supposed to be about?

I like this site.. but man, I'm sick of coming here and seeing stories like this.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 19:54

5. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Why is this story a hit on us? We didn't report the story when it was unknown to be a fake, we only reported after it had been confirmed as false, just in case any readers had seen the story earlier and needed the new info.

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