Visualizing What a Billion Dollars Looks Like with Windows Notepad

If you want to laugh out loud at the ridiculousness of being rich and feel embarrassed about your bank account at the same time, here's a little exercise for you. Type $100,000 in a notepad app. That's a lot of money! Then type that 10 times in a row for a million. Even more money! And finally, type $100,000 10,000… » 7/19/13 9:00pm 7/19/13 9:00pm

Mobile Phone Subscriptions to Reach 4 Billion by Year's End

The UN's International Telecommunications Union announced Friday that mobile phone subscriptions will reach 4 billion by the end of 2008, far more than half of the estimated 6.7 billion total world population. Of course, there are some, like John Mayer, who throw off that number by having more than one cell phone » 9/27/08 4:45pm 9/27/08 4:45pm

Microsoft's $1 Billion Xbox 360 Recall Problems Caused By Chip Cheapness

Microsoft's red ring Xbox 360 problems have cost the company about a billion dollars in warranty repairs, but the research vice president and chief analyst at Gartner said that the hardware problems were caused because Microsoft wanted to be cheap. Instead of using an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC)… » 6/11/08 2:30pm 6/11/08 2:30pm