In Pictures: Greatest comebacks in tech history

Knocked flat and left for dead -- these 10 technologies and companies turned around their fate with historic flair

Greatest tech comeback No. 6: Yahoo It's been almost nine months since Marissa Mayer took the helm, and aside from a brief kerfuffle when she killed off work-at-home privileges for pajama-wearing Yahooligans, it's been pretty smooth sailing. No shareholders have called for her head. No internal memos describing chaos and disarray have been leaked. Top talent is slowly being drawn back towards the lumbering Web 1.0 giant instead of running in the opposite direction. And while Mayer hasn't produced any miracles yet, those achievements alone put her ahead of the last half a dozen who've occupied the CEO's chair. That's good enough for us.

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