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  • “Kid Mode” Software Maker KIDO’Z Raises $1.2M Series A To Expand Its Content Library

    “Kid Mode” Software Maker KIDO’Z Raises $1.2M Series A To Expand Its Content Library

    Tel Aviv-based KIDO’Z began its life as a kid-friendly media browser for PCs before shifting over to mobile and tablet platforms where there’s now more need for kid-safe, but still entertaining, content. Today, the company is announcing a $1.2 million Series A round, led by lool ventures, with participation from angel investors including Dov Moran, Aryeh Mergi and others. To… Read More

  • Introducing Apple’s New “Kids” App Store

    Introducing Apple’s New “Kids” App Store

    Apple has finally take steps to better cater to the children who have adopted its devices, and especially family favorite the iPad, with the launch of a Kids App Store. Arriving this week alongside the launch of iOS 7, the Kids App Store store is not a separate mobile application, to be clear, but is rather a new section within the Apple App Store itself, which now features an added… Read More

  • iStoryTime Debuts A “Netflix For Ebooks” For Kids

    iStoryTime Debuts A “Netflix For Ebooks” For Kids

    If a startup called Oyster is the Netflix for e-books, then iStoryTime is the children’s alternative. One of the oldest players in the kids’ interactive e-books app market is zuuka (aka iStoryTime), a company founded in 2009 and backed by $2 million in Series A funding. The company has been steadily growing its collection of digital, interactive e-books and apps, now reaching… Read More

  • Subscription-Based Interactive Storybooks Service Speakaboos Raises $6.2M In Seed & Series A Funding

    Subscription-Based Interactive Storybooks Service Speakaboos Raises $6.2M In Seed & Series A Funding

    Speakaboos, an ed-tech startup offering a subscription based service for children’s interactive storybooks, is today disclosing its seed and Series A funding totaling $6.2 million from New York-based digital media venture development platform [212]MEDIA initially, followed by Shari Redstone’s (Vice Chairman of the Board of CBS & Viacom)’s Advancit Capital; Korean… Read More

  • Samsung Announces A Galaxy Tab Just For Kids

    Samsung Announces A Galaxy Tab Just For Kids

    Samsung today confirmed its plans to launch a version of its Galaxy Tab designed for kids with the announcement of the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids tablet. The tablet will come pre-loaded with kid-friendly apps and games, a Kid’s Store, and parental control features that include whitelisting capabilities, time management features, password protected access, and more. Samsung will also offer an… Read More

  • Google Chrome’s Parental Controls Feature Spotted In The Wild

    Google Chrome’s Parental Controls Feature Spotted In The Wild

    Google has been making progress on the development of parental controls for its Chrome web browser, a feature which first showed up in test builds of the browser this past December. At the time, developers had spotted an option called “Managed User Settings” in Chrome’s Canary / Chromium build, and now the option can be enabled in the latest Canary build by switching on… Read More

  • Educational App Store For Parents, KinderTown, Acquired By Demme Learning

    Educational App Store For Parents, KinderTown, Acquired By Demme Learning

    KinderTown, a startup whose app store for parents points users to the top educational apps for children, has been acquired by Demme Learning, an independent publisher of educational materials, including Math-U-See, a K-12 math curriculum for parents and schools. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed, but the deal was all cash. Read More

  • Disconnect, The Anti-Ad Tracking Startup, Now Has A Privacy App Specifically For Children (Built By An Ex-NSA Engineer)

    Disconnect, The Anti-Ad Tracking Startup, Now Has A Privacy App Specifically For Children (Built By An Ex-NSA Engineer)

    Disconnect, the anti-tracking, anti-ad targeting startup launched by ex-Googler Brian Kennish and consumer rights attorney Casey Oppenheim, has more than 1 million people each week using its apps and browser extensions to block how different third-party sites collect information about what you do online and then use it to serve ads. Now it’s taking its campaign to the next generation… Read More

  • With Tynker’s New Service, Kids Can Learn To Code At Home

    With Tynker’s New Service, Kids Can Learn To Code At Home

    Mountain View-based Tynker, a startup focused on teaching children of all ages the basics of learning how to code, is now expanding its service beyond schools with today’s debut of Tynker for Home. This new system is similar to the platform targeting teacher and classrooms which launched earlier this year. Tynker for Schools, as that previous suite is called, provides web-based software… Read More

  • Netflix User Profiles Start Appearing On Apple TV

    Netflix User Profiles Start Appearing On Apple TV

    The long-awaited Netflix user profiles have made their first appearance, ahead of their expected August debut. According to several reports, user profiles are partially available on Apple TV devices with the option appearing upon first launch of the Netflix section. However, users still lack the ability to add or edit profiles at this time, even for those who are now gaining access to the… Read More

  • The Problem With Android’s New “Kid Mode”

    The Problem With Android’s New “Kid Mode”

    With the release of the newest version of Google’s Android operating system (version 4.3, still known as Jelly Bean), the company is making Android tablet computers, like its own Nexus 10 and newly announced Nexus 7, more appealing to parents. Android 4.3 includes a new feature called “Restricted Profiles,” which, more simply put, is the introduction of a… Read More

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