Helen Greiner, founder of iRobot, almost single-handedly started the home robotics revolution. Her company produced the sweeping robot, Roomba, and now makes the PackBot, a military robot that can defuse bombs and aid in rescue missions. But she never would have learned to program without Radio Shack.
As the painful destruction of the once-mighty RadioShack empire continues, administrators have been selling off anything worth anything — including a massive trove of customer data, much to the displeasure of some states’ Attorneys General. And now, Apple is joining the good fight.
RadioShack, whose carrion corpse has been slowly picked apart by various consumer retail chains, is only a shambling zombie of its former DiY electronics self. But Standard General just pulled a Frankenstein, adding a jolt of electricity to the bankrupt brand and snatching up the rights to the iconic chain’s name.
Sprint has seemingly tried everything to get people to sign up for its inferior smartphone plans. But since cheap plans with huge amounts of data haven’t worked, it’s going with gimmicks now.
Back in February, RadioShack filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, destroying the childhood memories of many a tech blogger, and putting 4,000 brick-and-mortar stores in jeopardy at the same time. But as of today, a plan to co-brand remaining stores with the Sprint logo is officially approved.
RadioShack's recent bankruptcy filing means that it has to close nearly 2,000 stores and sell off many of its assets. Some of those assets are to be expected, like trademarks and store leases. But other assets might come as a shock to consumers — assets like personal customer information and email addresses.
Last year, the Radio Shack in my neighborhood burned to the ground. We waited months for it to be rebuilt, and at last (joy!) it was — now I can walk up the street and buy weird connector cables and Arduino kits again. Unfortunately, Radio Shack the company isn't doing quite as well. In fact, it's about to go bankrupt.
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Many musicians feel they've really made it once "Weird Al" Yankovic does a parody of one of their songs, so we're incredibly honored that his most recent work is a commercial for none other than our very own Toyland.
Staples and Radio Shack have decided to remove Amazon Lockers from their stores because they've realized that helping customers shop elsewhere isn't a good idea. [Bloomberg]
This is a 1991 holiday ad from Radioshack. You know, Canada's Value Leader.
I was only a wee pup in 1989 so I totally don't remember this ridiculously awesome Radio Shack "transportable" cellular phone. My first memory of cell phones were brick-sized, not car battery-sized like this one. But still! It was portable! You could use it in your car! I wonder if we'll look back on the iPhone 5 in…
35 years ago today, at a press conference held inside New York City's Warwick Hotel, Radio Shack unveiled in TRS-80 personal computer, Model I, arguably once of the most import gadgets to be born in the latter half of the 20th century.
While moseying around the comic shop the other day, I stumbled upon a 31-year-old advertainment comic starring none other than the Man of Steel. It was simultaneously the most and least sensical Superman story I've ever read. Behold Superman: The Computers That Saved Metropolis (compliments of Radio Shack®).