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  • Tocomail Debuts An Email Service Designed For Kids

    Tocomail Debuts An Email Service Designed For Kids

    Tocomail, a new iPhone and iPad application launching today, aims to be kids’ first email service. The app was designed not only with children in mind, but also in collaboration with kids who provided input as Tocomail’s early adopters. But more importantly, Tocomail offers parental controls that allow mom and/or dad to designate who the child is able to email using Tocomail, and… Read More

  • Rachel Blumenthal Debuts Cricket’s Circle, A New Site To Help Moms Shop Better

    Rachel Blumenthal Debuts Cricket’s Circle, A New Site To Help Moms Shop Better

    A new online destination for current and expecting moms, Cricket’s Circle, wants to offer more than a selection of goods for sale – it also wants to help you decide what to buy and why. The website, launching today, was created by Rachel Blumenthal, a parent herself, wife and advisor to Warby Parker co-founder Neil Blumenthal, and an entrepreneur, who previously founded and ran… Read More

  • Mom Meet Mom Is A Match.com For The Stroller Crowd

    Mom Meet Mom Is A Match.com For The Stroller Crowd

    People may warn you that parenting can be a tougher job than you expected, but they never seem to warn you that it can be a lonely one, too. Mom Meet Mom, an up-and-coming service built by three women who have struggled with this difficult, but often undiscussed, aspect to parenting, is trying to help. Having kids changes everything, or so they say. And while it brings joys of its own… Read More

  • Backed By $1.5 Million, Smile Mom Debuts A Mobile Community For Nearby Moms

    Backed By $1.5 Million, Smile Mom Debuts A Mobile Community For Nearby Moms

    Moms feeling guilty about baby-spamming Facebook with their child’s photos and their every precious moment now have a more private alternative for those updates, thanks to a new mobile social network called Smile Mom. The app, which is designed to connect moms with others nearby, has already grown to 14,000 users during its beta testing phase. Read More

  • Memloom Debuts A New Way To Tell Stories Using Photos, Video, Audio & Text

    Memloom Debuts A New Way To Tell Stories Using Photos, Video, Audio & Text

    Memloom, a new startup launching today, is looking to find a niche somewhere in between blogging and photo-printing services, like those provided by Shutterfly. The idea is to get consumers not just to share their photos, but tell their stories, through a combination of photos, videos, audio, and text. The resulting creations appear more like magazine-style articles, which can be viewed… Read More

  • Nickelodeon Vets Debut BatteryPOP, A Kid-Safe, Kid-Programmed Online Network

    Nickelodeon Vets Debut BatteryPOP, A Kid-Safe, Kid-Programmed Online Network

    YouTube may be a popular destination for kids, but parents know that it’s not a kid-friendly one. One innocent video of Elmo singing leads to others of him cursing and slinging racial slurs. That’s why two Nickelodeon vets have created BatteryPOP – an online and mobile destination where children ages six to eleven can safely browse through cartoons, comedy, music videos and… Read More

  • “Hello Santa” Offers A Memorable, But Pricey, Video Call With A Real-Life Santa

    “Hello Santa” Offers A Memorable, But Pricey, Video Call With A Real-Life Santa

    Want to FaceTime Santa? There’s an app for that. A new video chat app called “Hello Santa” offers you and your child a one-on-one with the jolly ol’ elf himself, and for once, it’s not a pre-recorded video. For those who are sick of standing in half-hour or longer lines only to have their kid freeze up, balk or cry when it’s finally their turn to sit on… Read More

  • Family Photo-Sharing Service Lifecake Launches, Backed By $1.1 Million In Seed Funding

    Family Photo-Sharing Service Lifecake Launches, Backed By $1.1 Million In Seed Funding

    London-based Lifecake, a new photo-sharing service designed for families and built by former Skype, Qualcomm, and Yahoo engineers, is launching out of beta today, backed by an additional $1.1 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Balderton Capital, and comes on top of a previous $300,000 angel round from earlier this summer. Read More

  • Totlol Delivers A Kid-Safe Alternative To YouTube On Web & Mobile

    Totlol Delivers A Kid-Safe Alternative To YouTube On Web & Mobile

    Back in 2008, a startup called Totlol emerged, offering parents a kid-friendly collection of video clips pulled from the YouTube platform on a single destination site. But that company, a one-man show, eventually hit a dead-end and closed up shop. Today, it has returned with new founders who are reviving the brand as well as porting the experience to mobile. The idea itself is solid… Read More

  • Family-Focused Mobile Social Network 23snaps Hits Half A Million Users

    Family-Focused Mobile Social Network 23snaps Hits Half A Million Users

    While the proliferation of baby photos may be unwelcome across wider social networks like Facebook, there’s a growing interest in closed, more personal social networks built for private sharing on mobile. London-based 23snaps is one of them. This company’s cross-platform mobile application is designed specifically for families, and has now bootstrapped its way to half a… Read More