In Pictures: Tech's greatest flip-floppers - When...
Google on banner ads, 2005
In 2005, Google was firm that its search results page would remain text-heavy, especially when it came to search advertising. "There will be no banner ads on the Google homepage or web search results pages," then-Google exec Marissa Mayer said in a blog post. "There will not be crazy, flashy, graphical doodads flying and popping up all over the Google site. Ever."
In Pictures: Tech's greatest flip-floppers - When big shots change their tunes