TechCrunch, which slapped a loud headline on its first post,
“Sources: Google in Late-Stage Talks to Buy Twitter,” then changed
it to “Sources: Google in Talks to Acquire Twitter (Updated).”
What’s next? “Google and Twitter Have a Lovely Organic Lunch and
Discuss Trading T-Shirts (Updated Update)”?
The TechCrunch report, penned by Michael Arrington, also added a
let’s-just-cover-all-our-bases update at the bottom of the
ever-changing post that then hedged the news it had just hyped.
This is not new for the tech blog, especially related to Google.
On July 28, 2008, TechCrunch reported: “Google In Final Negotiations
To Acquire Digg For ‘Around $200 Million,’” and said there was a
letter of intent signed.