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The Drill Down 361: Phoenix Rising
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This week, Amazon may rise from the ashes of old Radio Shack brick & mortars, Apple‘s plans to resurrect Beats, FCC wants to give citizens faster broadband & net neutrality, Is Google getting into ride-sharing, Uber gets into driverless cars, how women are rising above Silicon Valley “bro-culture”, and The Pirate Bay rises again. All this and much much more on The Drill Down.

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This Radio Shack Super Bowl Ad Spot Is Filled With 1980s Icons (Video)
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As usual with Super Bowl commercials, the ones that have aired during this year’s Big Game have not disappointed, but a standout for sure has to be the Radio Shack one, in which almost every single icon from the 1980s is represented in a quick montage after a Radio Shack store receives a phone call from, as the clerk, puts it, “The 1980s, who said they wanted their store back.”

We won’t spoil the fun of what memorable visuals and icons are in the commercial, but pay close attention, some of them jump out at you and some you have to kind of squint to see them! Check out the commercial here below. (Updated to include also the extended version.)

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