It's "Goopon" until further notice
Did an "unnamed insider" at Google tip off a startup about a Grouponacquisition?
And as of right now, those beliefs would be completely unfounded.
Unless you're VatorNews.
"Who?" you ask.
Yes, the esteemed VatorNews. A virtual nobody in the world of online journalism, the site reported affirmatively on Monday, "Google has just purchased Groupon for $2.5 billion, according to an unnamed insider."
Chummy with Google now, are we, VatorNews? Curious. And ye old "unnamed insider" trick? We like that one. Wish we pulled it more often to justify rumors we want to turn into high-traffic stories, too.
Pardon our blatant skepticism, but let's just throw something out there.
Let's say, for example, you were Google. Would you really tell a D-listed startup site the breaking news about your high-dollar acquisition before, oh, TechCrunch, Mashable, or you know, like, the New York Times, perhaps?
It's a crazy hunch, we know. But an unnamed insider said we should go with it.
The Internet is telling us sweet little searchable lies. The bottom line is, we'll believe in Goopon when we can Google it.