It's great to be back in the saddle after being sick last week. I want to take a quick moment to shout out my appreciation for @pc747, @Jeffrey & @wicked, for covering things for me while I was incapacitated! It looks like there is something interesting I missed. This morning's big news is that HTC shot down the rumors that they were merging with Asus. Interesting! Here's HTC's rather emphatic statement on the matter: This memo was posted on the Taiwan stock exchange site, so it's as public as it can be. Apparently, the part of the story I missed previously is that the Chairman of Asus, Johnny Shih, suggested recently that Asus was considering buying HTC. Here's another quote with a few more details, It looks like it won't be Asus coming to the rescue of HTC after-all. What do you folks think? Will some other company swoop in and save the sinking HTC?