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QotD: 100,000,000 Again

Question: How far off were you?

My Answer: Apple sold its 100,000,000th iTune to Kevin Britten of Hays, Kansas at approximately 1:30am EST on July 12th, making Paul Mayne the winner (I believe). I was personally off by about four days. At 10:15 when Carey called me tonight, the counter read 99,854,889. Aaron Linville finished in second, and I won't disqualify Paul for guessing twice: I'm just counting his first and only guess within the allowable dates.

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5 Responses to "QotD: 100,000,000 Again"

  1. I'm not one to count my chickens before they hatch.

    It's 10:44 Central here and Apple's page says:

    99,914,861

    If it's closest without going over, I'm still in it, otherwise Etan's second guess is closest.

    ATAT gave a good guess, although I wonder about my math skills. According to the time stamp on the comment, 10 days ahead would've been July 13th, so my inability to add apparently gave me a slight advantage. Just like on my taxes!

  2. Well, the counter on the Apple.com homepage just rolled over 100 million.

  3. It just ended at about July 12 1:28 EST so I think I guessed closest at July 12 at 10:45 EST....

  4. It ended up crossing 100 million at about 10:20 PM pacific time. The store was nuts then at 10:15 it was showing 99,982,000 at 10:25 it updated to 100,014,607. I tried buying a couple albums I had in my cart. Couldn't get a response from the store. It was completely swamped. Now at 10:33 it's showing 100,033,542. Lot of people wanted that prize. =)

  5. COOL MAN! I'll take MailDrop. Thanks!


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