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I smell a trend.
When a company starts branching off in directions other than what it began with, it makes sense. Apple did itwhen it dropped "Computer" from its name in favor of the colder, wider-reaching "Inc." But for Radio Shack it's a war cry. An attempt to distance itself from an image of aging technology, and one that makes people think twice about dismissing it when they need to buy a new phone or pick up that 15-foot HDMI cable on a weekend, and just can't wait for one off the Internet to get there.
But what about companies that could also drop a word or syllable from their names? There are plenty that come to mind. Twenty in fact, which we've listed in slide show form below.