5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

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The Week Ending Feb. 23

Topping this week's roundup of those having a rough week are smartphone manufacturers overall – and Samsung and Apple in particular – for the first decline ever in global smartphone sales.

Also making the list this week are data center solution provider QTS for coming under fire from one of its biggest shareholders; AMD for facing a growing number of class-action lawsuits over the Spectre vulnerability; The Los Angeles Times, whose website was the victim of a cryptojacking attack; and HTC employees in the U.S. who have been hit with layoffs.

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 Five Companies That Came To Win roundup.

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