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April 18, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
If you're looking to buy the iPhone 5s for cheap, RadioShack is the place to go. The electronics retailer is holding a promotion that drops the price of the 16-gigabyte Apple iPhone 5s to $99 on a two-year contract. That's a nearly 50% discount on the device, which is normally sold at $199 with a two-year contract. VIDEO: Protecting against Heartbleed Customers can save more money and get the gadget for free if they trade in an older iPhone. Fine print for the promotion says an iPhone 4s that works with either AT&T, Sprint or Verizon, is in working condition, includes its charger and has no cracks on the screen is enough to get the iPhone 5s for free.
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April 18, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
If you're looking to buy the iPhone 5s for cheap, RadioShack is the place to go. The electronics retailer is holding a promotion that drops the price of the 16-gigabyte Apple iPhone 5s to $99 on a two-year contract. That's a nearly 50% discount on the device, which is normally sold at $199 with a two-year contract. VIDEO: Protecting against Heartbleed Customers can save more money and get the gadget for free if they trade in an older iPhone. Fine print for the promotion says an iPhone 4s that works with either AT&T, Sprint or Verizon, is in working condition, includes its charger and has no cracks on the screen is enough to get the iPhone 5s for free.
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August 10, 2009 | Wailin Wong
RadioShack Corp. recently announced that it is forthwith to be known as The Shack and launched a campaign to get consumers used to the new image. "We're contemporizing the way we want people to think about our brand," Lee Applbaum, RadioShack's chief marketing officer, said of last week's announcement. Companies rename themselves for a variety of reasons. William Lozito, president of Minneapolis-based brand-naming company Strategic Name Development Inc., calls RadioShack's move a "name-ectomy" and compares it to Pizza Hut's decision in June to call itself The Hut. The shortening is a nod to the abbreviated, text-message-driven nature of youth culture, Lozito said.
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March 4, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Beleaguered electronics retailer RadioShack Corp. reported its fourth-quarter store sales were down 19% compared to last year and that it would close up to 1,100 underperforming stores, the Fort Worth company said Tuesday. " Our fourth-quarter financial results were driven by a holiday season characterized by lower store traffic, intense promotional activity particularly in consumer electronics, a very soft mobility marketplace and a few operational issues," RadioShack chief executive  Joseph C. Magnacca said.  The company's fourth-quarter revenue was down 20%, slumping to $935.4 million compared to nearly $1.2 billion during the same period last year, RadioShack reported.  It also reported a net loss of $191.4 million for the fourth-quarter, its eighth consecutive quarterly loss.
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July 24, 2009 | Diane Pucin
Not only does Lance Armstrong intend to race again at the Tour de France in 2010, but he will do so on a new American-based team funded largely by RadioShack. From Annecy in France, where Armstrong moved from fourth place to third Thursday in the Tour de France, the 37-year-old, seven-time Tour winner announced the formation of a team that will be ready to compete next season.
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August 31, 2006 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
You've got mail -- but no job. That was essentially the e-mail RadioShack Corp. sent to 403 employees Tuesday to notify them they had been fired as part of a company downsizing. RadioShack spokesman Charles Hodges said the company had notified employees in the last 10 days that they would learn of their fates through an e-mail. At 8:45 a.m. -- the designated time -- employees were glued to their computer screens at the company's headquarters in Fort Worth.
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April 2, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The HTC One smartphone, which has been receiving critical acclaim in the lead-up to its release, has finally received a U.S. launch date: April 19. The flagship HTC phone will be available in stores from AT&T on that date, but users will be able to pre-order the device starting Thursday at 11 a.m. PDT. AT&T will sell the smartphone starting at $199 for a 32 GB model or $299 for a 64 GB model. AT&T says it will be the only carrier to offer a 64 GB version of the device at its launch.
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September 17, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
The iPhone 5s goes on sale Friday and be available at numerous online and retail stores. The device is the latest version of the popular Apple smartphone, and it starts at $199 with a two-year contract from most carriers. Externally, the iPhone 5s looks like its predecessor, but inside, it has been beefed up with an improved processor, camera and a new fingerprint scanner for security. The iPhone 5c also goes on sale in stores Friday. The device lacks the new features on the iPhone 5s, but it starts at $100 less.
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November 3, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
Former Lance Armstrong cycling teammate Yaroslav Popovych testified before a federal grand jury in Los Angeles on Wednesday for 90 minutes, according to his attorney Kenneth Miller. "I would say that after he was finished, I don't believe he knows anything about what the grand jury is investigating," Miller said. Popovych, a 30-year-old from Ukraine who rode with Armstrong on teams sponsored by Discovery Channel, Astana and RadioShack, was served with a subpoena after participating in a charity ride in Austin, Texas, for Armstrong's cancer foundation, Livestrong.
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July 25, 2010 | From Reuters
The start of the Tour de France final stage was delayed by 15 minutes on Sunday in a row over Lance Armstrong's jersey. On the last day of his final Tour, the American had hoped he and his RadioShack team mates would be able to wear special black jerseys marked with number 28. That is a reference to the 28 million people Armstrong's Livestrong foundation estimates are living with cancer. A cancer survivor himself, Armstrong has been promoting the Livestrong foundation on the Tour but his final attempt was denied by the International Cycling Union (UCI)
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March 4, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
RadioShack Corp., the struggling electronics retailer, on Tuesday said it might close 1,100 stores - about a fifth of all its outlets - after it reported its eighth straight quarterly loss. The Forth Worth company said it had a net loss of $191.4 million for the fourth quarter - more than triple what it lost a year earlier. Its fourth-quarter revenue slumped 20% to $935.4 million. Like many bricks-and-mortar retailers, RadioShack is struggling to reverse declining foot traffic to its stores and fend off competition from other retailers, including Amazon.com.
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September 17, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
The iPhone 5s goes on sale Friday and be available at numerous online and retail stores. The device is the latest version of the popular Apple smartphone, and it starts at $199 with a two-year contract from most carriers. Externally, the iPhone 5s looks like its predecessor, but inside, it has been beefed up with an improved processor, camera and a new fingerprint scanner for security. The iPhone 5c also goes on sale in stores Friday. The device lacks the new features on the iPhone 5s, but it starts at $100 less.
BUSINESS
April 2, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The HTC One smartphone, which has been receiving critical acclaim in the lead-up to its release, has finally received a U.S. launch date: April 19. The flagship HTC phone will be available in stores from AT&T on that date, but users will be able to pre-order the device starting Thursday at 11 a.m. PDT. AT&T will sell the smartphone starting at $199 for a 32 GB model or $299 for a 64 GB model. AT&T says it will be the only carrier to offer a 64 GB version of the device at its launch.
BUSINESS
September 27, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Another CEO of an electronics retailer is out of a job. RadioShack Corp. said its chief executive, James F. Gooch, was stepping down. The troubled company issued a statement Wednesday saying that Gooch's departure was effective immediately and that an executive search firm had been engaged to find his replacement. Gooch, who had previously been chief financial officer of RadioShack, held the CEO post for less than a year and a half. The strip mall staple's stock tanked more than 80% during his tenure as CEO. In the second quarter, the Fort Worth company suffered a net loss of $21 million, compared with a profit of $24.9 million in the same period a year earlier.
BUSINESS
May 18, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
Did you notice that Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page updated as he rang the Nasdaq bell Friday morning? Well, that was an "epic" hack. It started with a lunchtime kibbitz and a Facebook post on Monday, Facebook software engineer David Garcia wrote on TechCrunch. Garcia said he posted on his Facebook page, "We should totally hack the button so it pushes an open graph action, 'Mark Rang the NASDAQ bell.'" The very first comment was an unequivocal sign of approval from the big guy himself: "It would be epic if you pulled that off. " With that, Garcia got to work searching for the solution.
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May 22, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
Chris Horner and Levi Leipheimer crossed the finish line Saturday at the top of Mt. Baldy holding hands at the end of Stage 7 of the Amgen Tour of California. Leipheimer, by the margin of a finger, was the winner of the 75.8-mile stage from Claremont to the top of Mt. Baldy, and Leipheimer's RadioShack teammate Horner just about clinched the overall title with only Sunday's 82-mile ride from Santa Clarita to Thousand Oaks as a wrap-up. It took three-time race winner Leipheimer 3 hours 33.01 seconds to ride Saturday's stage.
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May 18, 2010 | Diane Pucin, reporting from santa rosa, calif.
Reporting from Santa Rosa, Calif. -- Near the finish line of the second stage of the Amgen Tour of California on Monday, there was three-time defending champion Levi Leipheimer shivering under an umbrella near his RadioShack team bus, rain dripping off the bill of his baseball cap. David Zabriskie, last year's race runner-up, was looking similarly miserable at his Garmin-Transitions trailer. He described himself as "having the shivers." Conditions were messy again at the Santa Rosa finish of race — same as in 2009, except that the event was in February and winter weather had been expected.
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May 18, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
Did you notice that Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page updated as he rang the Nasdaq bell Friday morning? Well, that was an "epic" hack. It started with a lunchtime kibbitz and a Facebook post on Monday, Facebook software engineer David Garcia wrote on TechCrunch. Garcia said he posted on his Facebook page, "We should totally hack the button so it pushes an open graph action, 'Mark Rang the NASDAQ bell.'" The very first comment was an unequivocal sign of approval from the big guy himself: "It would be epic if you pulled that off. " With that, Garcia got to work searching for the solution.
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