7 Other Things Facebook Could Have Bought for $16 Billion

Facebook announced today that it's buying messaging app WhatsApp for the completely astounding sum of $16 billion dollars. That's a whole lot of money. What else could they have done with such a gargantuan stack of cash? Here's an incomplete list. » 2/19/14 7:40pm 2/19/14 7:40pm

How Much Money Do You Need to Do Scrooge McDuck's Money Swim?

Along with making it rain, Scrooge McDuck's money swim is a definite sign of excess in success. The question is though, how much money does one need to pull off the money swim? The Billfold tackled the question and came up with a giganto number. » 4/22/12 12:00pm 4/22/12 12:00pm

A Glitch Accidentally Told 300 People They Won the Lottery When They…

In what has to be one of the biggest Indian giver moves ever, Danish state run lottery company Danske Spil notified 300 people via email that they just won billions in the lottery... only they really didn't. They were only notified because of a glitch in the system, meaning for half an hour 300 people thought their… » 3/23/12 4:00pm 3/23/12 4:00pm

Sony Is This Close to Paying $1 Billion for Full Control of Sony…

Sony sure had itself a day the other day, and rumor has it the tech giant may soon have itself all of the Sony Ericsson joint venture as well. » 10/08/11 10:00am 10/08/11 10:00am

Apple Co-Founder Ron Wayne Could Have Been Worth $35 Billion Today

Apple's "fifth Beatle," Ron Wayne, sold his 10% stake in the company two weeks after it was founded to avoid pushing paper and startup risks. That $35 billion would have been a lot of paper, Ron. I would have pushed. » 8/28/11 10:00am 8/28/11 10:00am

A Look at the Zany Math-Based Bids Google Made While Failing to Buy…

When Apple, Microsoft, Google and others started bidding on a treasure trove of Nortel wireless patents this past week, the search giant from California made a series of, well, unconventional bids that had observers mystified. » 7/03/11 10:00am 7/03/11 10:00am

Apple Says We've Downloaded 10 Billion Apps From the App Store

Apple just announced that 10 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store. Ten frickin' bill-ee-on. That's a lot of a lot of apps that have been downloaded. Our list of the best iPhone apps is right here. [Apple] » 1/22/11 10:43am 1/22/11 10:43am