In 2008, Microsoft made a move to buy Yahoo! for more than $40 billion. Jerry Yang, the co-founder, quickly rejected the offer stating that it “substantially undervalues” Yahoo! and is not in the interest of its shareholders. As of 2014, the company’s revenue was down to $5 billion.
Apple's first big order - $50,000 - arrived when co-founder Steve Wozniak was still employed with Hewlett-Packard. They had to supply 100 fully built computers. The order value was twice Steve Wozniak's salary at Hewlett-Packard. [more...]