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GOOGLE buries the most important story of the day?!
September 17, 2008 1:26 PM   Subscribe

For as long as I can remember, I've quickly checked the major market indices by going to Google -> News -> Business, and checking the "Market Summary" in the top right corner. This morning and afternoon, it was mysteriously absent, replaced by a "Featured Video of the Day". Where did it go?

I understand the reasoning --- --- hiding the bad news from the panicky public for as long as possible. Clearly GOOG would like to take a slot in the DJIA now that a couple others are getting booted out. It's money, it's politics, it's fishy.

My question is, where should I go to get the bulk of the juicy gossip about today's magical phenomenon? Perhaps we can discuss it right here. Ethical, moral, logical, accidental? Was GOOG hacked?!? Which higher-up forced some code-flunky to do this today? Where is the _real_ story behind this being discussed?
posted by shipbreaker to Technology (10 answers total)
 
It was right where it usually is when I checked it this afternoon, and it's right there now.
posted by Sidhedevil at 1:40 PM on September 17, 2008


Right there in the upper right for me too, where it normally is.
posted by pupdog at 1:43 PM on September 17, 2008


Maybe they're having issues, because I just got an error message on the "Most Popular" page, but it was resolved when I went back.

(I did enjoy your crazy conspiracy theory though.)
posted by smackfu at 1:46 PM on September 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


It's there for me too. Looking at the page source, the Market Summary widget is put in the page via an iframe, so it's possible that the widget didn't load in your browser due to traffic or even some technical issue on your end.
posted by FreezBoy at 1:49 PM on September 17, 2008


And btw.. here is a direct link to that frame.
posted by B(oYo)BIES at 2:13 PM on September 17, 2008


I know that they've been having technical issues with their site-specific search for businesses but that doesn't sound related to this. I too like your conspiracy theory better. You could do a google search on 'Alex Jones Infowars' but I'll bet they've blocked that too because they don't want you to know the truth...
posted by mattholomew at 2:35 PM on September 17, 2008


I see the market summary right there where you describe it being. Occam's razor and all on this one.
posted by GuyZero at 2:52 PM on September 17, 2008


When I went to Google News yesterday it had a different site design; today it's back the way it has been. I assume I hit a beta server or something, that's all.
posted by dhartung at 3:38 PM on September 17, 2008


Awww, and I was hoping for conspiracy fun.

Yes it's there for me too, usual place.
posted by rokusan at 4:24 PM on September 17, 2008


dhartung, why are you and I the only ones who saw this?!?

I'M NOT CRAZY

THE MARKETS WERE IN FREEFALL

AND GOOGLE NEWS BUSINESS HAD CHANGED THEIR PAGE

AND HIDDEN AWAY ALL THE MARKET CHARTS

WHY WHY WHY!??!?!
posted by shipbreaker at 1:23 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


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