In Pictures: Tech's greatest flip-floppers - When big shots change their tunes

If you don't like their answer, wait a while, maybe it'll change.

Steve Ballmer on acquiring Yahoo, 2008 In 2008, Microsoft was pressing hard to get Yahoo to accept its unsolicited buyout offer, and CEO Steve Ballmer was talking up synergies. "By combining the strengths of our companies," he said in a press release, "we can deliver an efficient and highly competitive offering for our customers. Our complementary assets will give us increased talent and scale to compete in the markets of search and online advertising, and pioneer new innovations in the areas of video, mobile services, online commerce, and social media."

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