8 tech brands losing money

Each of these companies, despite a history of hit consumer products, is now on the ropes, struggling to ensure long-term survival.

 of 10

VIDEO ON MSN MONEY

11Comments
Jun 4, 2012 10:22PM
avatar

The tech pendulum swings back and forth. Fifteen years ago Apple was shipwrecked on the rocks and made a full turnaround on low tech consumer gadgets. Now it's Microsoft plus Nokia that are releasing a new and exciting Windows 8 touched based line of smart phones and tablets. Let's see how 2013-2018 plays out.

Jun 5, 2012 8:19AM
avatar
High-Tech is a cutthroat business and you must innovate while at the same time, always reinventing yourself.

Even though they have their fingers stuck in everyone's pie, I predict that MS will take a beating with Windows 8. On a tablet or any device that has a touch screen its not bad, but for businesses which still rely on the mouse and keyboard it is horrid. Yes, the world may being going the tablet/phone route, but not business which drives PC sales. PC's won't go away anytime soon.

Jun 5, 2012 1:20PM
avatar
Not sure why Samsung is doing so well unless it's among those who are on the "latest and greatest" hamster wheel so don' tkeep their items very long. Every Samsung item I've owned had issues and their products are still pricy compared to many competitors. Some people love Samsung product but I seem to get all of their lemons and won't be buying any more of their products anytime soon.
Jul 7, 2012 2:52AM
avatar
Pha....the only one that your comment makes look bad is you. It makes you look extremely ignorant.
Aug 9, 2012 11:05AM
avatar
I own an Acer Aspire laptop that has a chipset configuration that will not allow it to acquire Windows 7 SP 1. They have not made a fix for it. Rest assured, I will never consider any product made by Acer in the future.
Aug 9, 2012 11:28AM
avatar
My Dad told me many years ago a very BASIC truth, " don't ever try catching a Critter by the TAIL, go for his neck and head every time. To bad so many only grab the tail, look up ,open eyes AND guess what they SEE .
Jul 11, 2012 11:49PM
avatar
Ea games loses money everyday for the same reason many do. "They don't  take outside ideas". Ea has so much hidden potential but it's staff doesn't understand it's own dynamics. So Afraid of law suits that it never ventures beyond the stale concepts of people who are just too close to make a difference. Add agencies are the same way, they would rather go down in flames then see an outsider make money and interfere with their glamour image.  burn baby burn
Jun 5, 2012 10:24AM
avatar

if Ford or Boeing released on the market the same kind of garbage microsoft does they would have been out of business 50 years ago.

i have microsoft products that will not work with other micrsoft products.

 

Report
Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
Categories
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?

DATA PROVIDERS

Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.

Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.

MARKET UPDATE

NAMELASTCHANGE% CHANGE
There’s a problem getting this information right now. Please try again later.
NAMELASTCHANGE% CHANGE
There’s a problem getting this information right now. Please try again later.
Market index data delayed by 15 minutes

[BRIEFING.COM] Equity indices closed out the month of August on a modestly higher note. The Russell 2000 (+0.6%) and Nasdaq Composite (+0.5%) finished ahead of the S&P 500 (+0.3%), which extended its August gain to 3.8%. Blue chips lagged with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (+0.1%) spending the bulk of the session in the red.

The final week of August represented one of the quietest stretches for the stock market so far this year. The first four sessions of the week produced the ... More


Currencies

NAMELASTCHANGE% CHANGE
There’s a problem getting this information right now. Please try again later.