Recently there was an auction for Nortel’s (a bankrupt telecommunication company) 6,000+ patents. One of the companies bidding was Google. During the course of the auction, among their bids was:
We have to say that if you bid an extra $0.14159 billion (aka $141,159,000) so that your bid is amusing, you’ve got too much money on your hands.
(Pssst, Google, in this heat we could use a swimming pool at Blog HQ)
In the end, a consortium led by Apple won the auction with a boring bid of $4.5 billion.
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