5 Companies That Had A Rough Week


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The Week Ending August 10

This week's roundup includes companies that had to face up to bugs, the Department of Justice, and financial analysts.

Making the list were two companies, OpenEMR and VMware, who had to come clean on buggy software after being called out on the issues by third-party researchers who at least gave them time to fix the problems. And TSMC, or Taiwan Semiconductor, faced its own bug: A virus that threatened the supply chain of Apple's iPhones.

AT&T, which is trying to acquire Time Warner, had to face the DOJ, which said a judge in the merger case messed up on the economics of the deal. And integrator Conduent had to face financial analysts over issues related to cashless tolling systems in four states.

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.