The bogus press release stating that Google was buying Wi-Fi provider ICOA is likely the work of a hoaxer who was looking to make money.
A press release on PRWeb says the search giant bought Wi-Fi technology provider ICOA for $400 million, but ICOA says the news is false.
The company releases a statement on the posting of an inaccurate news release regarding a nonexistent Google acquisition.
Net retailers have a banner day at the checkout page, while Apple checks in with new iTunes software and Syria's Internet checks out. Also: Google gets punked.
Somehow, China's People's Daily believes that the round-faced cherub who runs North Korea really is the sexiest man in the world. It dedicates 55 pages of photos to the achievement.
Media finds weird news impossible to resist, even when it sounds too silly to be true. But it can fool people especially easily when coming from a place like Japan, birthplace of wacky trends.