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  • Disney Now Has Its Own GIF App And iOS 8 Keyboard

    Disney Now Has Its Own GIF App And iOS 8 Keyboard

    Disney has now somewhat belatedly joined the ranks of the numerous app publishers offering their own custom keyboards for iOS 8 users with the launch of an iOS application called Disney Gif. The new app is a mobile keyboard extension that lets you share Disney and Pixar-themed GIFs via text messaging as well as email and social networks. At launch, the app includes over 200 GIFs, the… Read More

  • Following FTC Complaints, Senator Nelson Asks Google For Answers On YouTube Kids App Content

    Following FTC Complaints, Senator Nelson Asks Google For Answers On YouTube Kids App Content

    U.S. Senator Bill Nelson sent a letter to Google CEO Larry Page on Tuesday asking the company to detail how it selects content for the YouTube Kids application, and what steps Google is taking to ensure children are not being exposed to unsuitable content. The letter comes a couple of months after a number of consumer advocacy groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission… Read More

  • Amazon Debuts A $99 Kindle Bundle For Kids Including An E-Reader, Cover And Warranty

    Amazon Debuts A $99 Kindle Bundle For Kids Including An E-Reader, Cover And Warranty

    Amazon wants parents to buy Kindles for their children and is today launching a discounted “Kindle for Kids Bundle” to encourage them to do so. This new package includes the combination of a Kindle e-reader, a durable cover, and an extended warranty on the device which protects against spills and drops. The Bundle is being sold for $99, which is a savings of $39.98 if all three… Read More

  • Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 7: Hands On With Noggin, Nick’s New Kid-Friendly Streaming Service)

    Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 7: Hands On With Noggin, Nick’s New Kid-Friendly Streaming Service)

    Earlier this year, Viacom-owned kids’ network Nickelodeon announced its plans to enter the subscription video market with its own over-the-top streaming service aimed at the preschool crowd. Called Noggin, the service launched this March on iOS with a decent selection of titles, including a few popular names from the kids TV market, like “Blue’s Clues.” The question… Read More

  • Google Play’s New Program “Designed For Families” Will Highlight Pre-Approved, Kid-Safe Apps

    Google Play’s New Program “Designed For Families” Will Highlight Pre-Approved, Kid-Safe Apps

    Google today announced a new developer program called “Designed For Families” which will allow app publishers to opt into an additional review in order have their apps labeled as being “family-friendly.” The new designation will eventually make its way to Google Play, though the company is not yet revealing the specifics around how this group of apps will be made… Read More

  • MudWatt Lets Kids Build Batteries That Run On Mud

    MudWatt Lets Kids Build Batteries That Run On Mud

    A startup that wants to encourage kids to get excited about science and engineering, MudWatt, is now selling an affordable, fun (and, yes, a bit messy), science kit by way of Kickstarter that allows children to make electricity using just mud and electrodes. After the bacteria bloom in the mud, the kit can be used to power simple electronics, including a clock, thermometer and buzzer… Read More

  • Amazon Launches A Dedicated STEM Toy Shop

    Amazon Launches A Dedicated STEM Toy Shop

    Amazon announced this morning the launch of a new store on its site that’s dedicated to selling STEM toys and games. The shop will feature a variety of items for children of all ages, the retailer says, which are focused on encouraging kids to develop science, technology, engineering and/or math-related skills. Some of the toys include those from Snap Circuits and LEGO. And some are… Read More

  • Former Quidsi Execs Launch Primary, A New Site For Kids’ Clothing Essentials

    Former Quidsi Execs Launch Primary, A New Site For Kids’ Clothing Essentials

    A pair of former Quidsi execs, Galyn Bernard and Christina Carbonell, longtime employees who stayed with the company through its acquisition by Amazon.com, are today launching a new e-commerce site today called Primary which focuses on the kids’ clothing market. The two, who are both parents themselves as well as savvy marketers, believe there’s still an untapped opportunity… Read More

  • Tandem Lane’s App Makes It Easy To Share Photos Offline

    Tandem Lane’s App Makes It Easy To Share Photos Offline

    Because grandma and grandpa may not be using Facebook, a new startup called Tandem Lane is launching a mobile application today that allows families to stay better connected with members of the older generation by turning photos into beautiful and fun postcards you can mail to anyone for a small fee. The idea is to help people share their favorite moments with others offline just as quickly… Read More

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