5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

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The Week Ending July 19

It's been a hot one in many parts of the U.S. this week, but the heat's really been on some leading IT and communications vendors. Topping a roundup of companies that had a rough week is Microsoft and the huge penalty it's paying for slow sales of its Surface RT tablet computer.

Also making the list this week are the latest hitches in Dell's efforts to go private, more cybersecurity concerns about a Chinese manufacturer's networking equipment, a DDoS attack on a major hosting services company, and the discovery of a major vulnerability in a telecommunications vendor's products.


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