Print 57 comment(s) - last by orgreeno.. on Sep 2 at 8:58 AM

Bloomberg News Service: "Whoops!"

Despite his still being very much alive, an obituary for Apple founder Steve Jobs was published on the Bloomberg news wire service, and mistakenly sent to thousands of clients.

According to Bloomberg, a routine update to the article by a staffer resulted in the article accidently being sent out.

The article described Jobs as the man who, "Helped make personal computers as easy to use as telephones, changed the way animated films are made, persuaded consumers to tune into digital music and refashioned the mobile phone." It also included praise from Bill Gates for Job's influence on the industry. Blank spaces were left for Jobs's age and cause of death.

Jobs was treated for pancreatic cancer in 2003, and his recent appearance and weight loss has fed rumors of poor health. Jobs denied that his cancer had returned.

Bloomberg quickly retracted the article, saying "An incomplete story referencing Apple Inc. was inadvertently published by Bloomberg News.  The item was never meant for publication and has been retracted."

Comments     Threshold

This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

RE: Sick & disgusting
By mmntech on 8/28/2008 1:14:15 PM , Rating: 2
Yep, it's just a mistake. CNN once posted an obituary a couple years back claiming Dick Cheney was dead. One of the disturbing parts about being a celebrity or major world figure is that every major news service actually does have your obituary pre-prepared, complete with graphics and music. Then they just fill in the time and cause blanks.

RE: Sick & disgusting
By crystal clear on 8/28/2008 1:24:34 PM , Rating: 2
Then they might as well send a copy of the pre prepared obituary to the man concerned & get it certified-

True & correct to the best of my knowledge.

"So, I think the same thing of the music industry. They can't say that they're losing money, you know what I'm saying. They just probably don't have the same surplus that they had." -- Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA

Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki