CNET reports today on something that seems to be happening on Google Finance when you enter the word â€œsellâ€ in the Google Finance search box, i.e., the first result to anyone typing in â€œsellâ€ is that you see Appleâ€™s less-than-impressive stock chart. First noticed by a Reddit reader, it has caused some conspiracy theorists to get a little heated, but CNETâ€™s own Danny Sullivan, a well-known Google-watcher and the proprietor of Search Engine Land, has investigated the matter thoroughly, and after initially thinking that there might be something strange going on, he has finally concluded that due to the fact that typing in â€œSellsâ€ also gives the Apple chart as a search result, it is less likely that this is something deliberate from Google. CNET reached out to Google for comment, and in response, Google rep Jason Freidenfelds told them the following:
Many thanks to Super Moderator KevinJS for the heads-up on this story.
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