Top 10 quotes of 2010

Mark Hurd, then-CEO of HP, again speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch technology conference back in June mere months before the company released the new webOS-based Palm Pre 2 smartphone.

"The H.P. board just made the worst personnel decision since the idiots on the Apple board fired Steve Jobs many years ago In losing Mark Hurd, the H.P. board failed to act in the best interest of H.P.'s employees, shareholders, customers and partners The H.P. board admits that it fully investigated the sexual harassment claims against Mark and found them to be utterly false."

Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, in an email to the New York Times back in August about the controversy surrounding Mark Hurd's departure from HP.

"There's tremendous turbulence in the ecosystem, of course, in mobility. And that's sort of an obvious thing, but also there's tremendous architectural contention at play. And so I'm going to really frame our mobile architectural distinction. We've taken two fundamentally different approaches in their causalness. It's a causal difference, not just nuance. It's not just a causal direction that I'm going to really articulate hereand feel free to go as deep as you wantit's really as fundamental as causalness."

Jim Balsillie, the co-CEO of Research In Motion, speaking about something at the September unveiling of the Playbook tablet.

"Just move".

Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, responding in October to reports of people upset about their homes appearing on Google Maps' Street View. He was probably joking.