It joins the likes of Pier 1 Imports and DressBarn for an ‘online shopping mall’

Retail Ecommerce Ventures bought RadioShack’s name and assets.
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By Robert Klara

41 mins ago

Anyone who has seen James Cameron’s blockbuster Titanic—or knows the story of the Titanic’s 1912 sinking, period—will no doubt recall the wireless operator who stayed at his telegraph key sending distress calls even as the icy Atlantic encircled his feet. So here’s an additional cocktail party fact or two: The operator’s name was Jack Phillips. And his place of employ—the radio room on the boat deck—was called a radio shack.