Imagine Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff reporting to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Or Tesla CEO Elon Musk becoming just one of the many Apple executives.
What would have happened if Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was now working under Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer?
It may be hard to imagine, but some of these scenarios almost came true — or were at least rumoured to be in the works — at one point or another.
We put together some of the biggest acquisition rumours that could have changed tech history if they went through.
Jerry Yang is the co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
A non-Apple car drives by the new Apple Store on October 21, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois.
Shantanu Narayen, president and chief executive officer of Adobe Systems Inc., speaks during the launch of Adobe Creative Cloud and CS6 in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, April 23, 2012.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee with daughters Lee Boo-jin (R) and Lee Seo-hyun prepare to leave the Las Vegas Convention Center after touring the Samsung booth and talking with reporters at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada January 12, 2012.
An attendee takes a photo during the launch event for the new Blackberry Classic smartphone in New York
Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.
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