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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Jerry Yang In 2005, Firefox was only a few months old, and the Mozilla Foundation's Mitchell Baker and John Lilly went to pay Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang a visit to discuss possible partnerships. The meeting didn't go so well. Yang arrived 45 minutes late -- for a meeting that was only supposed to be an hour long -- and immediately started yelling at the Mozilla reps. Yang had paid good money to big ISPs to get them to bundle Yahoo IE browser toolbars with their services, and now people were just going to start downloading Mozilla for free and using its default search engine, Google. In retrospect, it was a sign that Yang realized how dependent Yahoo was on browser makers and other intermediaries.

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