A Fry's porn bust, iPad ziplines in China, and lost iPhone prototypes old and new
Retailer Fry’s Electronics is offering the Samsung BD-C5900 1080p 3D Blu-ray Disc player for a low $79.99, after an instant rebate at checkout. First released in mid-2010 and originally priced at $229.99, the BD-C5900 includes Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, Blockbuster, Facebook, Flickr and other connected applications
West Coast electronics chain Fry's Electronics was sued this week for both sexual harassment and retaliation, with federal charges filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in U.S. District Court and by the Blankenship Law Firm in state court, both in Washington state.
Lexmark International has added Staples, Office Depot, OfficeMax, InkStop, MicroCenter and Fry's to its distribution footprint. Products going to these retailers include the Professional Series line of printers and all-in-ones (AIOs) for the small office/home office (SOHO) and small and medium business (SMB) markets.
TOPICS Entertainment, a publisher of entertainment, language, reference and productivity software, is launching a new line of baby education products to directly compete against Disney’s “Baby Einstein” series. TOPICS says its “Little Steps” will retail for half the cost of Baby Einstein. Aimed at early child development and learning, the Little Steps line will incorporate graphical elements, animation and real-life footage. DVD subjects will include colors, shapes and numbers, as well as more advanced subjects, such as simple math and nature. Through its partnership with the National Wildlife Federation, for example, Little Steps’ “The Wild Animal Baby” series teaches pre-school children literacy, simple