It just goes to show how much power a few words across the web can have. A crazy rumor hit early this morning suggesting that Google would be performing a partial buyout of LG stock. Supposedly Google was planning to invest a massive $2.2 billion in LG Electronics, which would have been a 34% stake in the company. The rumor sent the stock soaring 14%. Unfortunately for anyone who didn't sell in the upswing at the right time, the rumor turned out to be false and the stock dropped back down. This was after LG officially issued a statement refuting the rumor. LG spokesman Ken Hong called the rumor “complete speculation." Considering how many devices LG has made for Google, the idea wasn't completely ridiculous, which is why the rumor made it to several big name news publications like Reuters, CNBC and the Korean Herald. It still seemed a bit fishy. The way Google dumped Motorola as quickly as possible after buying it, seemed to indicate they have little interest in owning the hardware aspects of mobile. What do you guys think of this if it had turned out to be true?