Those Wacky Multi-Billionares!

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:

$1,902,160,540,

$2,614,972,128,

$3.14159 billion.

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.

Look here for more details.

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