Saturday, July 02, 2011

Google Bid π Billion Dollars for Patents

In the rest of the auction Google also bet the distance between the earth and the sun and a few other odd values.
So was Google serious or just bored or providing a hint to anyone paying attention.
Google lost the auction, by they way, and a group of six companies - Apple, Microsoft, RIM, EMC, Ericsson and Sony - finally paid $4.5 billion.

1 comment:

cybrbeast said...

That's quite a creative way of bidding billions. Too bad they didn't get them, Google could really use them in their portfolio as a defense against patent suits from the other companies. Messed up system.