'I want to be part of like, GE'

Two months before the Google buyout offers surfaced, Mason sat for an interview with CNNMoney, in which the former CEO discussed potential buyout offers.

Mason thought a moment. "I'm hoping that, like, McDonald's (MCD, Fortune 500) or Exxon (XOM, Fortune 500) tries to buy us. Like someone totally, totally weird. I want to be part of like, GE (GE, Fortune 500) or something like that."

  @julpepitone - Last updated March 01 2013 04:09 PM ET
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