Research In Motion
For RIM, the year's been grim. Once the smartphone market's reigning superpower with its line of BlackBerry devices, RIM has suffered setback after setback trying to turn its fortunes around in the face of Apple and Android competition. RIM early this year warned of workforce reductions, and in mid-June, several reports held that those reductions had already begun, in small batches of 10-or-so employees. New reports in August stated that RIM will eliminate some 3,000 other jobs this month.