5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

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The Week Ending July 7

Topping this week's roundup of those having a rough week are thousands of Microsoft employees who face the prospect of layoffs amid a massive reorganization of the software company's sales operations.

Also making the list this week were Apple, which was hit by patent infringement complaints filed by Qualcomm in court and with the U.S. International Trade Commission; the WWE, whose database of millions of wrestling fans was exposed; ConnectWise, which has lost a key executive; and Google, which scrambled to fix a vulnerability in Android devices.

Not everyone in the IT industry was having a rough go of it this week. For a rundown of companies that made smart decisions, executed savvy strategic moves – or just had good luck – check out this week's 5 Companies That Came To Win roundup.

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