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Financial Times Googlephone story to spark conspiracy theories

Financial Times Googlephone story to spark conspiracy theories Related Blogs Antiviral Art The Best Restaurant in New York Blackbag Defamer Disputations Documents Dodgeandburn Dog Domesticity Drugs Fine Vining Fortress America FrenchGawker Weird Internet Interviews Justice Morning After PhaseZero Politburo Rankings Gawker Review of Books Sausage Slowgawker Sony Hack One Man's Take The Cuck Themachines The Vane The West tktk True Stories Valleywag Financial Times Googlephone story to spark conspiracy theories 1.14K Nicholas Carlson 09/08/08 01:20PM Filed to: GooglePhone GooglePhone Android Google T-Mobile financial times Valleywag This image was lost some time after publication. The Financial Times's has published an article on T-Mobile's soon-to-be-released Googlephone. It paints an accurate picture, if not a pretty one: "When the first of Google’s long-anticipated Android mobile phones hit the stores in a matter of weeks, they will land with a fizzle rather than a bang." We can just imagine the lunchtime whispers at the Googleplex about it. Readymade for lunchtime consumption, here are the paranoid programmers' talking points on the anti-Google media conspiracy: The article says, "T-Mobile did not return calls for comment." You know what that means. When a company won't talk, reporters craft a hitpiece. Says who? Vague unquoted anonymous sources include "Internet developers and mobile industry executives" and just three named ones — an analyst, music site Pandora's CTO, and an executive at T-Mobile rival Hutchison Whampoa. These two facets of the story will give Googlers plenty of reason to dismiss the story. The notion that Googler groupthink won't allow them to process: That the article's right in all its particulars, anonymous sources or no. Oh, and have you ever heard a Googler complain when one of their executives is quoted spouting company talking points anonymously to the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal? Terms of Service Privacy Policy