Aired on the Doomstead Diner on May 6, 2015
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…Radio Shack itself filed for Bankruptcy a couple of months ago, and as of today I read the carcass has now been acquired by Sprint for pennies on the dollar. They acquired 1435 Retail Locations now to be rebranded as Sprint stores hawking their wireless communication products. I don;t know if the Radio Shack store here in the Mat Valley is one of the ones they will keep open or not since the total number of locations was around 4000, so it's less than half. I'll have to cruise over there tomorrow and check. Even if they are still open, will they still be selling batteries for my 3-4 year old Samsung Galaxy Mega in a year or two? Will Sprint still be in bizness or acquired by ATT? WTF Knows?
On other fronts, you have your EV Carz, notably the Chevy Volt which GM announced it is discontinuing in its current form through the summer minimum, to be replaced by an All New & Improved Volt which will come out in 2016 I believe, along with a new all Electric Bolt. All electric as opposed to Volts, which are hybrids that have a small ICE engine that recharges a smaller battery pack than the all electrics have to have on board…