How Big is 10 Billion?

Posted in Mobile at 10:05 pm by Curtis J. Morley

iTunes Apps Downloads to hit 10 Billion

The iTunes Store is about to hit a milestone in it's history and in the history of the world.

Apple reached the 10 Billion download milestone with iTunes music downloads 7 years after it's launch. The pace quickened with apps. Apps went from 2 billion downloads near the end of September '09,  to 3 billion in January of last year. One year later we see that number jump to 10 Billion. There is no question the advances in the iPhone and more importantly the launch of the iPad in April 2010 was the major push toward 10 Billion number.

Ten Billion will soon be the total number of apps downloaded from the iTunes. So how big is 10,000,000,000 and who else has this as a milestone in their history? Ten Billion is a pretty big number. It is actually an enormous number. So how can we quantify 10 Billion.  These are some of the milestones that have happened in the recent past in regards to 10 Billion.

10 Billion Milestones

What it costs to keep U.S. Government documents a secret - $10,000,000,000

Government Documents

The amount of money that Bill and Melinda Gates donated for vaccinations in 2010 - $10,000,000,000

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave away $10,000,000,000

The population of people on the planet earth in the year 2050. - 10 Billion people

10 Billion people

The number of qubits it takes to build a basic but functional Quantum Computer - 10 Billion Qubits

10 Billion Qubits

1/3 the pieces of content posted each month on Facebook - 30 Billion images, links, videos, etc...


Total Number of Tweets up to March 13, 2010 - 10,000,000,000 total tweets

The Number of YouTube views in 5 days - Ten Billion Views

A Bank Note Issued by the Zimbabwean Government issued in 2008 - (Talk about inflation. I found it  so cool that I ordered the 50 Trillion off of eBay)

How long before you or your company hits a ten billion milsetone?

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