It's no secret that handset maker HTC has been struggling in recent months, despite the critical success of its latest Android-based HTC One smartphone. Now it may have another problem, as a high-profile partnership looks toward the exit sign.
Barnes & Noble doesn't quite seem to know how to right its Nook ship -- after abandoning its own hardware, the company's CEO has now gone overboard, leaving analysts to speculate who might come calling to bail it out.
While many users have never forgiven Boxee for killing off its software clients, the company's hardware products continue to duke it out with bigger rivals -- and they've apparently been burning through cash in the process.
After splitting off its Nook division last fall, Barnes & Noble appears to be entertaining getting out of the digital business altogether in a possible sale to partner Microsoft valued at as much as $1 billion.