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Steve Jobs Is Alive, No Exaggeration!

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Steve Jobs had a W.C. Fields moment today as reports of his death are exaggerated. Bloomberg prematurely (and quickly deleted) his obituary while a reporter was writing a routine update. Gawker.com has the obit, and the retraction.

The Bloomberg financial newswire decided to update its 17-page Steve Jobs obituary today — and inadvertently published it in the process. Some investors were undoubtedly rattled to see, as our tipster did late this afternoon, the Apple CEO’s obit cross the wire and then suddenly disappear. Jobs’s battle with pancreatic cancer, and speculation over his health, jarred Wall Street earlier this year and continues to be the subject of speculation.

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Written by newscycle

August 28, 2008 at 5:22 pm

Posted in Bloomberg, Steve Jobs

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