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Booting Up: The New York Stock Exchange Wins This Round

Can @Jack get a souvenir jacket? (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Twitter has chosen the New York Stock Exchange for its IPO. “This is a decisive win for the NYSE,” said the exchange’s head of global listings, rubbing NASDAQ’s face it in. [The Verge]

Glenn Greenwald is bailing on the Guardian for a new media venture funded by (wait for it) Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar. [Reuters]

Let’s everybody have a sad trombone for Yahoo! earnings. [AllThingsD]

Got a debit card? Then you can now email your friends money, thanks to Square Cash. [The Verge]

“While the collection is largely typical of the artist’s whimsical tongue-in-cheek work, there is one thing different about his latest creations: Banksy is sharing them on the social Web.” [New York Times]

Hoaxes

How a Fake Press Release Convinced the Internet Banksy Had Been Arrested

(Photo: Top13.net)

Famously elusive street artist Banksy has not been arrested. His real identity has not been revealed. His name is not Paul William Horner.

But you’d be forgiven for thinking so. Earlier today, outlets like Jezebel, Complex and Death and Taxes published stories saying that Banksy had been arrested by British police. These outlets sourced their reports to a press release that purported to be from the BBC, posted on the press release hub PRLog. (The release has since been removed.) Read More