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14 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, )

How to turn a niche into a billion dollar opportunity?
(Forbes - Technology, )

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

Could Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor be headed to a Billion Dollar Fight?
(Forbes - Business, )

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

Almost a billion dollars and we still can't trade Pokémon? What is Niantic doing?
(Ryan Whitwam, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanwhitwam/ in Forbes - Technology, )

Apple has sold a billion iPhones in under a decade. How does this compare to other products?
(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, )

So what should Southeast Asia's half a billion inhabitants expect from the incoming president?
(Fanny Potkin, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/fannypotkin/ in Forbes - Business, )

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

Did you know that the secondary market for sneakers is now estimated to be worth a billion dollars?
(BBC News - Business, )

Three big players will soon each have more than a billion users, so what does that mean for the future?
(ZDNet UK, )

The Asian nation of more than a billion people is better known for software services and products, but what will it take to break into the hardware game?
(Suparna Goswami, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/suparnagoswami/ in Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Other sentences

98 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, )

Yes, that song has been played half a billion times.
(Forbes - Business, )

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

Quebecers now use roughly a billion plastic bags a year.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

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, )

A billion dollar circuit and the world's fastest rollercoaster.
(BBC Sport - Formula 1, )

The company said it got over a billion views a month on Discover.
(The New York Times - Technology, )

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

Scientists believe its axis shifted 6 degrees over a billion years.
(USA Today - Tech, )

Half a billion people in Africa currently live without electricity.
(BBC News - Business, )

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

PowerPoint has as many as a billion users but Prezi is gaining on it.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

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, )

When it came to his music, Prince was one in a million (okay, a billion).
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

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, )

Analysts said Lloyds could face more than a billion pounds in extra costs.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Almost a billion people around the world rely on cassava as a staple food.
(CNN - World News, )

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

Every day, modern society creates more than a billion gigabytes of new data.
(Science Daily - News, )

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, )

Google is making a new push to get nearly a billion Indians onto the internet.
(CNN - World News, )

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, )

Denver just paid more than half a billion dollars for an airport hotel. Here's why.
(CNBC, )

Group finds a billion roubles in worthless banknotes at abandoned mine near Moscow.
(BBC News - World News, )

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, )

Astronomers at the University of Alabama believe they will collide in a billion years.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

The Gaia mission has released initial data on more than a billion stars in our galaxy.
(Forbes - Technology, )

That evidence places oxygen on Earth about a billion years earlier than prior evidence.
(Tech Times - Science, )

Gianni Infantino wants to draw a billion TV viewers across the world in France in 2019.
(AP in USA Today - Soccer, )

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

All year our Best Under A Billion companies list yields tales of enduring entrepreneurs.
(Forbes - Business, )

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

Yahya Jammeh, who seized power in a coup in 1994, once vowed to rule for a billion years.
(NBC News, )

Drake’s “Views” has been listened to more than a billion times on Apple Music alone.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

Research found that over a billion people in the world suffered from vitamin D deficiency.
(Tech Times - Health, )

The obtained energy is a billion times higher than the energy of photons in visible light.
(Science Daily - News, )

Around a billion users go on Facebook daily with many sharing their locations with friends.
(Daily Mail - Travel, )

YouTube has revealed that a billion hours of video is being watched around the world daily.
(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, )

By some estimates, that means almost a billion more tons of carbon dioxide released annually.
(The New York Times - Science, )

More than a billion biometric cards have been issued, but the scheme is deeply controversial.
(BBC News - Technology, )

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, )

Faraday Future has revealed it will build a billion dollar factory in the US - but little else.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Sources tell CBC News the package will contain just under a billion dollars to help the sector.
(Susan Lunn in CBC News - Canada, )

Mobile messaging service WhatsApp is now used by a billion people every month, Facebook reports.
(BBC News - Technology, )

Its next job: Getting those devices on the latest version -- and trying to reach a billion more.
(CNET News, )

A new study shows the moon's magnetic field lasted at least a billion years longer than thought.
(NBC News Science, )

It can take decades of research and more than a billion dollars to create a new antibiotic drug.
(The New York Times - Science, )

A billion dollars would be a thousand of these stacks, and $60 billion would ... you do the math.
(The Vancouver Sun - Business, )

It’s 2026. Imagine that you’re one of a billion people on a new social network called FeelThat.
(USA Today - Tech, )

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

But it was another CEO, John Sculley, who took Apple from a million dollars to a billion in revenue.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

There are still more than a billion people in India who have not yet been connected to the internet.
(CNET News, )

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, )

For at least a billion years of the distant past, planet Earth should have been frozen over but wasn't.
(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, )

Not so long ago, Facebook touted that its over a billion users watch videos eight billion times per day.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

The firm says it was 'humbled' by the update - but still aims to have the software on a billion devices.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

The automaker is set to inject a billion in two plants, in the wake of a similar decision by Ford Motors.
(CNBC, )

Nine generations of the game-changing device have been released since, with well north of a billion sold.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Tech, )

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

Fashion mogul Stacey Bendet is building a billion dollar company while changing the game for working moms.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Cell therapies for heart ailments involve transplanting over a billion heart cells to the patient's heart.
(Science Daily - News, )

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, )

The European Space Agency has released details of the position and brightness of more than a billion stars.
(BBC News - Science & Environment, )

Search giant says the anti-malware software is keeping a billion more devices safer than it did a year ago.
(CNET News - Business Tech, )

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, )

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