But the software maker's new investment in the Nook may help to move the bookseller off the critical list.
The Korean manufacturer's new 7-inch device will have to compete with proven winners.
Last quarter, the tech giant exceeded forecasts by a simply ridiculous margin -- that's not likely to happen again this quarter.
Amazon is dropping prices to as little as $9.99, raising concerns that the discounts could hurt the rest of the publishing industry.
As top managers dash around to quench small fires, they risk taking their eye off the ball.
Not even the world's largest retailer is safe as more consumers turn to the Web to buy everything from diapers to televisions.
Groupon's implosion is following a very familiar pattern, and it's not the only company doing so.
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