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What in this world will Oracle not buy?

 
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Came across this news article today...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/software/Oracle-to-acquire-e-commerce-software-maker-ATG/articleshow/6860046.cms

Man this one giant is willing to buy whatever it sees in its path. Should be lucky to be so.
 
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This looks funny:

Business software maker Oracle said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire e-commerce software maker Art Technology Group Inc for $1 billion in cash.


Do they literally mean that Larry Ellison is going there with a suitcase full of banknotes?
 
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In this context, cash means: they're paying with actual money, not with Oracle stock.
 
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Jesper Young wrote:Do they literally mean that Larry Ellison is going there with a suitcase full of banknotes?


I did some consulting to the US Treasury department years ago. They said that since the largest bill is the $100, you can only fit about $300,000 in a standard briefcase. A million would probably fit in a large suitcase. A billion is more like a pallet-full.
 
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You must have big pallets in the States. In Europe the largest known note is the €500 which is worth something like $711.

Actually, didn't Homer Simpson take a $1,000,000,000 note to Fidel Castro?
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Actually, didn't Homer Simpson take a $1,000,000,000 note to Fidel Castro?



No, that was Gregory Peck if I read this correctly: The_Million_Pound_Bank_Note
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:You must have big pallets in the States. In Europe the largest known note is the €500 which is worth something like $711.


Well, I just guessed that it would fit on a pallet. But its the right ballpark for a million. A billion, with a BEE, is another story.

We, of course, banned large bills so that it was easier to track tax cheats, drug dealers, terrorists and pedophiles.
 
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A million would fit into three-and-a-third suitcases. A thousand times that much would fit in a large truck, I would have thought.
 
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It would appear Homer Simpson's banknote was bigger still . . .
 
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