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6 examples:

So what does half a billion dollars buy these days?
(Lisa Dillman in Los Angeles Times - Daily Dish, )

What does a billion pounds actually buy the nation?
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

What happened half a billion years ago leading to modern-day species?
(Tech Times - Science, )

Whoever heard of a pure IT project that cost a billion dollars to build (so far)?
(ZDNet US, )

So Paris makes a billion dollars playing a CD at a club. That's great. How is this news again?
(The Vancouver Sun - Celebrity, )

How do you grow a supermassive black hole that is a million to a billion times the mass of our sun?
(Science Daily - News, )

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92 examples:

A billion adults are illiterate.

China has more than a billion inhabitants.

A billion saved is a billion earned.
(Norman Ralph Augustine)

A billion dollars isn't what it used to be.
(Nelson Bunker Hunt)

Over half a billion dollars a day is being spent by FEMA.
(Thad Cochran)

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.
(J. Paul Getty)

A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money.
(Everett Dirksen)

A billion here, a billion there - pretty soon it adds up to real money.
(Everett Dirksen)

I'm not bragging but my movies have grossed well over a billion dollars.
(Steve Guttenberg)

It's a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars and get your money's worth.
(George M. Humphrey)

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money.
(Everett Dirksen)

I was reminded that when we lose and I strike out, a billion people in China don't care.
(Reggie Jackson)

There's a certain part of the contented majority who love anybody who is worth a billion dollars.
(John Kenneth Galbraith)

Fill in the correct teams and win a billion dollars.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

A billion messages are sent on Twitter every 2½ days.
(CNN - World Business, )

Heartbleed may be a billion times worse than you thought.
(Forbes - Technology, )

There's a fine science to running a billion dollar company.
(CNN - World Business, )

Q1 figures suggest Russia still heading for a billion dollar year.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Box Office, )

Around a billion and a half people all play video games of some sort.
(Forbes - Education, )

That’s more than a billion calories burned, and with zero fatalities.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Over a billion job searches are conducted on a mobile device every month.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Cyber Monday online sales beat forecasts by nearly half a billion dollars.
(Salvador Rodriguez in Los Angeles Times - Technology, )

The jawless fish, Metaspriggina, lived more than half a billion years ago.
(NBC News Science, )

Avon has spent more than a third of a billion dollars on the investigation.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day on Monday.
(The New York Times - Business, )

More than half a billion people have now experienced that Shazam “moment”.
(The Independent - Gadgets & Tech, )

The Dodgers had just swallowed a quarter of a billion dollars in one swift gulp.
(Bill Shaikin in Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

In 2012 alone, the cost of direct flood damage hit nearly half a billion dollars.
(Science Daily - News, )

The iconic footwear company may sell to private equity for half a billion dollars.
(CNN - World Business, )

Today, Facebook towers over the social-networking world with over a billion users.
(ZDNet US, )

Riding the wave of digital music, Shazam now has a billion reasons to be cheerful.
(CNBC, )

Australians are paying a billion dollars a year to subsidise goon, a new report says.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Earlier this week, a billion people used Facebook in a single day for the first time.
(The Associated Press in CBC News - World, )

Facebook reports that the pictures received more than half a billion likes and comments.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Tech, )

Quasars are distant objects powered by black holes a billion times as massive as our sun.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Jim Yong Kim is urging direct action to help more than a billion people benefit from growth.
(BBC News - Business, )

More than a billion people lack electricity, but now microgrids are powering up rural areas.
(Nature, )

There are over a billion Linux end-users in the world in 2014. Yes, that's right, a billion.
(ZDNet - Just News, )

There's only one way left for Samsung to avoid paying about half a billion dollars in fines.
(Tech Times - Biz Tech, )

They were each a billion light-years from Earth and observed with the Hubble Space Telescope.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

With more than a billion cows around the world, an immense amount of dung is produced each day.
(Science Daily - News, )

Everyday, more than a billion photos being shared on mobile social media apps around the world.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Facebook has about 1.4 billion monthly active users, and it's ready to bring on a billion more.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Netflix’s 36 million customers are watching more than a billion hours of movies and TV each month.
(Forbes - Technology, )

The 14-hour exposure shows objects around a billion times fainter than can be seen with the naked eye.
(Science Daily - News, )

Over a billion entrepreneurs in the world operate in subsistence economies, often living hand to mouth.
(Science Daily - News, )

Biometrics are the new NFC. Over a half a billion users have iTunes accounts primed for mobile payments.
(ZDNet US, )

Over a billion young people are at risk for permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization warns.
(Christopher Labos in CBC News - Technology & Science, )

Serial System's Group CEO makes giving a top priority as his firm approaches a billion dollars in revenue.
(Forbes - Business, )

She's one of YouTube's biggest Aussie stars and her videos have been viewed more than half a billion times.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

A security bug affecting a billion phones running Android will not be fixed because the software is too old.
(The Independent - Gadgets & Tech, )

Nearly a billion Android device owners are vulnerable to hacking due to this newly discovered security hole.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Well hopefully you are ready, because opportunity is about to start knocking with a billion dollar vengeance!
(Forbes - Technology, )

Those genes haven't changed despite a billion years of diverging evolution, and can even be swapped, they say.
(Tech Times - Science, )

Putting camera equipped smartphones in the hands of a billion plus people has turned us all into mini-reporters.
(The Independent - Health & Families, )

Facebook boast a new record, with more than a billion people using the social network on a single day this week.
(BBC News - Business, )

Europe sends its Gaia mission into orbit to map the precise positions and distances to more than a billion stars.
(BBC News - Science & Environment, )

Africa's under-18 population will increase by two-thirds to reach almost a billion by 2050, a new UN report says.
(BBC News - World News, )

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has raised a billion dollars in a financing round with two new investors.
(CNBC, )

That is on top of the $122 million already spent on the war, bringing the total to nearly half a billion dollars.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

A spiky large worm with legs lived half a billion years ago but could still haunt the nightmares of people today.
(Tech Times - Science, )

Facebook boasts a new record, with more than a billion people using the social network on a single day this week.
(BBC News - Technology, )

Get Taxi Inc., an Israeli-founded competitor, said it expects to hit half a billion dollars in revenues next year.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

Tom Foreman takes a look at Google's plans to pay more than a billion dollars to operate a huge hangar in California.
(CNN - Technology, )

Facebook now has over a billion regular mobile users, the firm has revealed as record breaking results were announced.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Nasa has released photos of the Earth and the Moon taken by a spacecraft orbiting Saturn - nearly a billion miles away.
(BBC News - Science & Environment, )

A bug in the Android mobile operating system is discovered by researchers, who say it affects nearly a billion devices.
(BBC News - Technology, )

British Columbia's higher than expected surplus of close to a billion dollars puts the province in a one-of-a-kind club.
(Chris Brown in CBC News - Politics, )

More than half a billion German Reichsmarks were discovered in a time capsule from 1930 hidden inside an organ in Norway.
(UPI - Odd News, )

A federal jury has ordered Apple to pay an obscure Texas company more than half a billion dollars for patent infringement.
(Tech Times - Biz Tech, )

Barclays has set aside almost half a billion pounds in the first quarter to pay for an overhaul of the scandal-struck bank.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Europe is about to send its Gaia mission into orbit to map the precise positions and distances to more than a billion stars.
(BBC News - Science & Environment, )

Newly released Medicare data reveal that the U.S. wastes almost half a billion dollars per year on chiropractic adjustments.
(Forbes - Business, )

Germany and Argentina will contest the World Cup final on Sunday in front of an expected TV audience of more than a billion.
(BBC News - World News, )

Scientists have learned about the life and death of a strange, fernlike undersea creature that lived half a billion years ago.
(NBC News Science, )

The two movies have already racked up well over half a billion dollars between them in the world's second-biggest film market.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Box Office, )

Smart keyboard firm SwiftKey analysed a billion emoji from its users, and worked out which are the most popular in each state.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Rolls-Royce shifted gear as investors bought into reports that the engine-maker is poised for a slice of a billion dollar deal.
(The Independent - Business, )

Peter Thiel recounts how Yahoo! offered a billion dollars for Facebook, and why the 22-year-old Mark Zuckerberg turned it down.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Pop star Sia saw Maddie on the show and asked her to appear in three music videos, which have viewed more than a billion times.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

In the crowded field of online payments, venture capitalists are betting Stripe is a standout worth more than a billion dollars.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

The entertainment-to-electronics conglomerate has predicted almost half a billion dollars in losses for the current fiscal year.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Business, )

The World Cup could reach up to a billion TV viewers as hosts Canada kick off the biggest staging of the tournament on Saturday.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Facebook – with a billion users worldwide – has decided to disseminate videos of beheadings after lifting a self-imposed ban.
(Daily Mail - News, )

With more than a billion people actively using Android devices, Google is connecting the dots from smartwatches to the dashboard.
(ZDNet US, )

The laser plasma accelerator has accelerated about half a billion electrons to 2 gigaelectronvolts over a distance of about 1 inch.
(Science Daily - News, )

The flash sales site, which targets young mothers, previously raised $124 million in venture capital at a billion dollar valuation.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

European scientists report they've completed final tests on a spacecraft to be launched on a 5-year mission to map a billion stars.
(UPI - Science News, )

The finance minister warns of a billion pound reduction to Northern Ireland's budget if welfare reforms are not passed by Stormont.
(BBC News - Politics, )

The two movies alone have already racked up well over half a billion dollars between them in the world's second biggest film market.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Box Office, )

Android now has more than a billion active users worldwide, but only 2.5 million of them actually own wearables, according to Nielsen.
(ZDNet - Just News, )

Just two decades ago, there were about a billion monarch butterflies; today, there are only some 30 million of the creatures that Sen.
(Fox News - SciTech, )

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