Ahead of the E3 conference, Nintendo has unveiled a new controller that it hopes will revolutionize the way video games are played: the Wii U GamePad, with both traditional controls and a touchscreen. Can it revive Nintendo's fortunes?
The parent company of Liberty Tax picked an awful time to announce its IPO, a day after rival H&R Block announced weak quarterly returns. But JTH Holdings' taxing dilemma wasn't last week's only head-scratching news. Here are some of the week's other biggest surprises, blunders, and just flat out boneheaded maneuvers.
There was plenty of market news last week to stare blankly at, or scrunch up one's nose in disbelief at the sound of. Among the offending stories: HP's abrupt about-face on the TouchPad tablet; an unannounced rate hike from Redbox in Austin; wishful thinking from GameStop's CEO; and, of course, Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility.