Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s former chief, said the software giant tried at one point to buy Facebook with the amount of 24 billion dollars.
Ballmer left Microsoft in 2014 and now owns the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team and is a major investor in Twitter, according to Go4It.
Facebook received over the time more takeover offers, Microsoft trying to buy the company when it was not so strong. Mark Zuckerberg has denied the offer and made the right choice. Now the company he leads has a market value of 375 billion dollars and Zuckerberg a net worth of 57 billion dollars.
Ballmer also said that he never wanted to buy Twitter, a company that at one time was seen as a threat to Facebook.
In respect of Satya Nadella is on, the current leader of Microsoft, Ballmer believes that he does a good job in that it focuses on cloud services, which have positively impacted quarterly results in the recently reports of the company.
Ballmer, who led Microsoft in the period between 2000 and 2014, said his biggest mistake was the acquisition of aQuantive, an online advertising company which was worth at the time 6.2 billion dollars. Another mistake, according to him, was the acquisition of the Division smartphones and handsets to Nokia for $7.2 billion.
Facebook currently has over one billion active users and half of whom log on daily. Every month there are uploaded to Facebook over 3 billion images. On average, a Facebook user has 130 friends and eight friend requests every month. Americans spend 15 billion minutes on Facebook each year. In 2008, a woman aged 23 has created a group called ‘I Need Sex’. In the first 10 minutes the group has already gathered 35 members. After the group has already reached a considerable number and the woman has had sex with more than 50 of them, Facebook decided to remove the group.