Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 31st Aug 2013 19:22 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Earlier today, several top designers at HTC were arrested in Taipei under suspicion of fraudulent expense claims, as well as stealing trade secrets ahead of leaving the company to run a new mobile design firm in both Taiwan and mainland China. Five people were interrogated, with the most notable ones being Vice President of Product Design Thomas Chien, R&D director Wu Chien Hung and design team senior manager Justin Huang (who also personally sketched out the One's design). Chien and Wu are taken into custody, whereas the others were released on bail. Their offices were also raided yesterday as part of the investigation.

HTC certainly looks like a sinking ship, doesn't it?

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RE: Oh boy
by kaiwai on Mon 2nd Sep 2013 09:06 UTC in reply to "Oh boy"
kaiwai
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Things are getting ugly.
I wonder what they think they can get out of this, anyway. Companies throwing lawsuits at other companies is one thing, but going after people individually isn't going to do anything for them.


If you as a company are literally funding your competition because a lax of security then you really have to ask why even invest in R&D in the first place. End of the day though it shouldn't have taken until a crisis for HTC to step up and stop the leaking - seems to be a habit for companies to wait till things get really bad before they wake up and do something about something they probably always knew existed.

As for me I'm an HTC One fanboy and pretty damn happy with it but miss steps by management doesn't change the fact that it'll be a tough climb for HTC even if they are delivering what I'd consider superior products to what Samsung is doing. As for the haters replying in the below threads - name calling and making assumptions as to why people purchase a product is hardly contributing constructively to the over all discussion.

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