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Drew FitzGerald
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This is it: RadioShack is throwing in the towel, closing at least half its stores.
RadioShack’s retailing woes were aggravated by strategic confusion that handed power to bare-knuckled lenders. The struggling electronics chain filed for bankruptcy reorganization on Thursday after on a long spiral that landed it in retail limbo.
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If you can't beat the Web, why not rent to it? Some hard-pressed shopping malls are finding new lives as homes for Internet gear.
As America’s retailers struggle to keep up with online shopping, the Internet is starting to settle into some of the very spaces where brick-and-mortar customers used to shop.
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Apple's iOS 8 upgrade is another sign of big tech companies' tighter grip on the Web
The roll-out of iOS 8 was the first time Apple used its proprietary CDN for such a large-scale deployment. And it was a massive challenge at that.
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Thursday's first two World Cup games were the most-streamed sports event ever, according to Web firm Akamai:
The two World Cup soccer matches on Thursday in the so-called Group of Death bracket that includes the U.S. gobbled up more Internet bandwidth than any other live sporting event.
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Priceline's boss said the company usually doesn't go shopping for new brands. The past week has been an exception.
Priceline Group Inc. agreed to buy restaurant booking service OpenTable Inc. for $2.6 billion in cash, broadening the online travel giant's offering into a new field.
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RadioShack's ubiquity is becoming a liability
RadioShack has shut more stores in the past two months than the rest of the year, though it’s hard to tell the difference. The chain still has a heavy surplus of stores in many local markets.
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RadioShack will live to see another holiday
RadioShack has agreed to a financing package arranged by hedge fund Standard General that will help ease the struggling electronics retailer’s cash crunch ahead of the holidays.
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Cable and telephone companies are urging the Federal Communications Commission to ease off its proposal to help municipalities offer Internet service.
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Network engineers are buzzing this week that the Internet is outgrowing some of its gear. The total number of world-wide Internet routes is near the limit and older networks won't hold more routes unless they are tweaked.
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Iran, Icann and lawyers for victims of terrorism square off in a court fight with few precedents
The world's main Internet address authority is engaging in a legal fight to protect Web domains tied to Iran, Syria and North Korea.
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A growing slice of the "Internet" is turning private as Google and Microsoft plow more cash into underwater fiber optic cables
Google Inc. is weighing an investment in a new cable across the Pacific Ocean, a move that comes as big technology companies send an increasing amount of traffic across private networks.
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    journalism, 2006 - 2010
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  • The Wall Street Jourmal
    Reporter, 2013 - present
    Covering gadgets, cloud and the Internet from the mothership in New York
  • Dow Jones & Company
    Reporter, 2011 - 2013
    Covered breaking news and tech trends for Dow Jones Newswires
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