5 Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week


HTC COO Exits Stage Right

Last week mobile device maker HTC made our "5 That Dropped The Ball" list because of its declining sales and the growing number of HTC executives heading for the exits.

It may be a case of kicking 'em when they're down, but HTC made this week's list following the news that COO Matthew Costello has joined the exodus after less than three years at the company.

In recent weeks the company has had to delay the launch of its new HTC One smartphone because of reported manufacturing problems. That has taken a toll on the company's sales and earnings.