The Week Ending Oct. 27
Topping this week's roundup of those having a rough week is Google, which faced mounting criticism through the week about possible problems with the display screen on its much-ballyhooed Pixel 2 XL smartphone.
Also making the list this week are Apple, for losing the latest legal round in its years-long patent infringement claim against Samsung; Dell, for losing control of a customer support domain for several weeks and potentially exposing customers to malware; collaboration service Slack for having to quickly fix a security vulnerability in its user authentication system; and data platform vendor Commvault, whose stock took a significant hit after its second-quarter results missed Wall Street expectations.
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.