Google’s math sense of humor

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John Quiggin tried to estimate how much Google is worth, if investers were to value it rationally, but Alex Tabbarok points out that Google is aiming for an irrational value.

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And, as others have observed, an irrational number :-).

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If they had wanted a rational number/amount they would have chosen $2,147,483,648 (2^31)

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I think this is fantastic news. Did you recognize it yourself Ned or did you get a hint?

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I'd love to say that I had that I picked it out myself. The fact is, I am not financially savvy enough to have been poring over the filings to have seen the number in the first place!

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