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I totally agree with you,
But besides the fact of all the 1 bil is still a large sum of money, no matter how much your worth
I realize it's a big sum of money to us. But for a minute, look at whom we are talking about. This article is about a company. So let's look at it from their perspective. $1 billion, especially for trying to get into something as big as movie formats, is not a large amount of money to a company.
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I realize it's a big sum of money to us. But for a minute, look at whom we are talking about. This article is about a company. So let's look at it from their perspective. $1 billion, especially for trying to get into something as big as movie formats, is not a large amount of money to a company.
No, it's definitely a large amount of money to anyone, individual or company. I don't think I can fathom one billion of anything. It's not like its chump change.
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i wonder how much sony would have lost if blu-ray had lost the format war...
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I realize it's a big sum of money to us. But for a minute, look at whom we are talking about. This article is about a company. So let's look at it from their perspective. $1 billion, especially for trying to get into something as big as movie formats, is not a large amount of money to a company.
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No, it's definitely a large amount of money to anyone, individual or company. I don't think I can fathom one billion of anything. It's not like its chump change.
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I don't think I can fathom one billion of anything. It's not like its chump change.
Once again... You're not a company. Think about to whom this article is referring, and the huge market they were getting into.
post #26 of 31
1 Billion wouldn't be much to Exxon Mobil or Walmart. But it's hell lot of money to a company like Toshiba.
It's like you have 24 dollars to live and you have to give 1 dollar away. Thatll shorten your life.
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Once again... You're not a company. Think about to whom this article is referring, and the huge market they were getting into.
The article is referring to Toshiba. And they just lost an ass ton of money. You make it seem like 1 Billion dollars is nothing to them, and youre just plain wrong.
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post #28 of 31
Actually one billion dollars is a huge amount to Toshiba. Toshiba isn't nearly the biggest corporation out there. If 24 billion dollars is the true net value of Toshiba... then holy crap. That's 4% people....



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Actually one billion dollars is a huge amount to Toshiba. Toshiba isn't nearly the biggest corporation out there. If 24 billion dollars is the true net value of Toshiba... then holy crap. That's 4% people....



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Meh. A billion? I still have the first billion I made when I was 14 framed and hanging over my desk....




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