When FedEx stopped buying and selling its inventory for a couple of mins on Wednesday, eyebrows instantly raised.
Company inventory and prevent buying and selling for a number of purposes, however one large explanation why instantly got here to thoughts—FedEx were obtained.
And now not simply got by way of any person. What if it used to be Amazon. including any other piece to its rising international succeed in?
Turns out, Amazon wasn’t shopping for FedEx. The supply corporate as an alternative used to be affected by a data techniques virus that affected its deliveries thru TNT Express and its communique methods.
But you’ll be able to’t blame everybody for being on aspect. After Amazon purchased Whole Foods, an Amazon acquisition of a real prime delivery corporate turns out utterly plausible.
FedEx halted for information; everyone speculates it is Amazon…and watch it finish up being one thing like “FedEx Updates Annual Projections” $FDX
— Nate Becker (@natebecker) June 28, 2017
Rumors approximately an Amazon/FedEx takeover?!?! ???
— lindsay rittenhouse (@kitten_mouse) June 28, 2017
Maybe Fedex is shopping for Amazon. Ever believe that?
— Charley Grant (@CGrantWSJ) June 28, 2017
It used to be a a laugh 20 mins for other folks observing Amazon’s each and every transfer. (And individuals who care approximately FedEx, S bet.) Next time FedEx halts buying and selling, perhaps it is going to be greater than a cyberattack.