Google bill cancelled
Google has written off a 100,000-euro bill run up by a 12year-old Spanish boy who mistakenly believed he was earning money through an advertising account he opened with the internet giant to promote videos of his municipal band. News reports said the boy, from the eastern city of Torrevieja, ran up the Google AdWords bill over two months. His mother, Inma Quesada, told the El Pais newspaper that her son, Jose Javier, said he wanted to become a “rich youtuber” but did not realise what he was doing. Google confirmed yesterday that it studied the case and had cancelled the bill.