Nasdaq says early leak of Twitter earnings was a mistake

Nasdaq Stock Market said Wednesday that its investor relations service prematurely posted Twitter's earnings by accident. Twitter's stock was briefly halted Tuesday afternoon after data research firm Selerity tweeted its earnings results, which were due to be released following the stock market close. Selerity said it didn't leak or hack the information, which came from Twitter's website. Selerity's computers found the earnings report in the 45 seconds it was up on Twitter's site at 3:07 p.m. on Tuesday. A person with a Web browser could, in theory, have found the information if they had been looking at the right place at the right time. To...