$44.6 billion

February 25, 2008

I have to smile at the way the price that Microsoft are offering to pay for Yahoo is often rounded down to a straight $44 billion when it’s reported.

For example, last week on ReadWriteWeb: Plan B for Microsoft

It’s actually $44.6 billion. That “.6” is $600 million, so not exactly trivial.

In fact it’s more than News Corp paid for MySpace or (at least at current exchange rates) Fairfax paid for Trade Me.

I guess at some point you just get numb to the number of zeros?