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Google directed users to Apple stock when they typed 'Sell' in Google Finance

Google seeming to plot against Apple, list Apple stock page as main search result when typing "Sell"

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Dec 31, 2012 6:05 pm

Earlier this past week, when users typed "Sell" into the search bar on Google Finance, they were directed to the page for Apple's stock. Claiming the result on its algorithm, Google said that there was no secret plot to overthrow Apple.

 

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"This isn't deliberate," the company said in a statement. "Our algorithms seem to be keying off of the words 'sell' and "sells" in the description of this very popular stock symbol. We're working on how to adjust things so it doesn't happen anymore."

 

Google has since tweaked the algorithm so that typing "Sell" into the search bar on Google Fininance brings up a list of stocks including Selestra, who's Ticker name is SELL.

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Mashable.com

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