Toys R Us
It’s high season for consumer electronics. Manufacturers of various gadgets are unveiling their holiday lineups. Seattle-based Amazon and Redmond-based Microsoft and Nintendo are all coming out with new and improved products just before the holidays. There’s probably something high tech on your wish list!
Seattle-based online retailer Amazon.com Inc. says it’s hiring 50,000 temporary workers at order-fulfillment centers across the US this holiday season, and it expects “thousands” of those seasonal hires to stay on full time.
It’s only 90 days till Christmas, and for some its not too soon to think about what the kiddies will want for the holidays. And some are pretty retro!
Attention is turning to Apple this week amid expectations that it’s announcing a new iPhone. Plus, Seattle’s Amazon announced four new Kindle Fire models and a new line of stand-alone e-readers, while Nokia and Motorola unveiled five new smartphones between them. Makers of consumer electronics, including Seattle’s Microsoft, are refreshing their products for the holiday shopping season.
Toys R Us plans to launch its own tablet computer aimed at children called Tabeo on October 21, a low-priced entry into the increasingly crowded tablet business.
The force was not with one Oregon man after being accused of assaulting Toys R Us customers with a light saber.