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Another Google goof

Mar 08, 20061 min
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The company that once could do no wrong now can’t to go a day without stomping on its own toes.

At virtually the exact moment Wall Street analysts and industry pundits were pressuring the company — without success — to be more forthcoming about its financial future last week, someone at Google spilled those sought-after beans in an inadvertent posting on its Web site. The memo was quickly wiped off the site. Details are in an SEC filing, a summary of which can be read in this San Jose Mercury News story.

One analyst calls the gaffe “bizarre.”

What no one can call it these days is out of character.

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