It's a Hoax! Google Not Buying ICOA: ICOA CEO

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The chief executive of wireless hotspot provider ICOA said his company has never had acquisition talks with Google and is contacting authorities about a "hoax" press release on Monday that said Google acquired his company for $400 million.

"ICOA never had any discussions with any major company like Google," said ICOA CEO and Chairman George Strouthopoulos in an email on Monday.

"Someone, I guess a stock promoter with a dubious interest, is disse