The Macalope Weekly: Know when to hold 'em, fold 'em

HP folds like a cheap card table while RIM says Google just put a lot of money down, but is there anything in its hand? Finally, the Macalope asks a couple of pundits to cut out the penny-ante crap.

What a week! First and now , killing the TouchPad, and . What's next? Microsoft reveals Steve Ballmer is actually a woman? The Macalope's not sure he can handle that.

Boy, it seems like just the other day we were laughing at how badly the TouchPad was selling. Hey! (The Macalope loves that bit.) Apparently HP noticed that, too. And

This is great, though. Now we have an experiment group to match our control group. Because, when it comes to the mobile business, RIM is kinda like HP--just without any shred of self-awareness. While HP's covering its face and crying "Uncle!", RIM's doubling down like a gambling addict. Now the company is apparently trying to .

RIM, honey. Don't.