In pictures: 10 tech titans and their temper tantrums

Just because you're an innovative tech industry heavyweight doesn't mean you can't throw a good fit when you don't get your way

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Steve Ballmer It was one of the most famous temper tantrums ever described in official court documents. In a lawsuit over whether Microsoft could use noncompete clauses to prevent its employees from defecting to Google, Mark Lucovsky described what happened when he told Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer he was planning on doing just that: Ballmer threw a chair across the room and shouted, about Eric Schmidt, "I'm going to [bleep]ing bury that guy, I have done it before, and I will do it again. I'm going to [bleep]ing kill Google." Ballmer also said that "Google's not a real company. It's a house of cards." This was in 2004. The house hasn't collapsed yet.

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