Harry Marks rounds up all the excuses from major publications who falsely reported on Monday that Google bought ICOA. Not a single apology, but lots of finger-pointing.
Update: Matt Panzarino at TheNextWeb contacted Harry and pointed out that they did apologize for posting the wrong information on their Web site.
I think Matt and TheNextWeb are missing the bigger point here. They didn’t do their jobs. Posting the story in the first place was the big mistake. Picking at Harry because they did, in fact, admit to not doing their jobs is a pointless exercise that only makes people like me point out once again that they didn’t do their jobs.
Next time, leave it alone and take your lumps for not doing your job.