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May 16, 2007 5:03 PM
Posted by Brier Dudley
Some clever traders apparently used Engadget, instead of the New York Post, to jigger a stock -- in this case Apple's, whose market cap dropped as much as $4 billion at one point today.
The AOL-owned gadget blog/magazine reported a "leak" saying that the iPhone and Leopard were delayed, but that turned out to be a hoax. Michael Arrington noted that the fake news came on top of real news that Amazon.com's going after iTunes' download business.
It will take more than a bunch of strikeout marks and a blog update for Engadget to get past that boo-boo.
UPDATE: Engadget explained the backstory here and said it has learned "a very serious lesson."
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Gadgets and games | Fun stuff I've written about lately includes Apple's iPhone, Hewlett-Packard's HDX laptop and Microsoft's Halo3. Also on the radar are new digital video boxes such as the Tivo HD and the Vudu.