A heart-stopping Google glitchMarch 31, 2011: 6:18 AM ET
Apple shares briefly fall to $0.00 on Google Finance
Under the heading "OK, I almost just had a heart attack," one of the investors who follow Apple (AAPL) on Investor Village's AAPL Sanity board posted the screenshot at right, in which Google's (GOOG) stock-tracking service reports Apple's shares plummeting $350.96 (100%) in after-hours trading Tuesday.
The stock bounced back in the next clock tick, but the glitch shook investors who rely on Google Finance and occasioned a few sardonic quips.
"Luckily," one reader posted, "nuclear power plants don't run on Google software."
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