As Disney’s streaming service nears, Netflix rolls out improved parental controls

Netflix this morning announced a series of updates that will make its service more family-friendly, including an additional option to set a PIN code on individual series or movies, as well as improvem

Teen debit card Current raises $1 million more from Fifth Third Capital

Current, the startup behind an app-controlled debit card aimed at tweens and teens, is adding new strategic investor Fifth Third Capital, a direct equity investment subsidiary of Fifth Third Bancorp,

Edtech company Kidaptive raises $19.1 million for its adaptive learning platform

Edtech startup Kidaptive, an adaptive-learning company that begin its life with a suite of curriculum-focused iPad games for kids, announced today it has closed on $19.1 million in Series C funding, i

Facebook’s child-friendly texting app Messenger Kids arrives on Android

Facebook’s controversial app Messenger Kids, which lets parents control who kids can talk to, is today rolling out to Android devices in the U.S. with its launch on Google Play. The app will als

Why I decided to install Messenger Kids

I’ve been struggling with whether or not to download Facebook’s new app aimed at children, Messenger Kids, onto my daughter’s iPad. This weekend, I took the plunge. I sat with her as

DreamWorksTV launches its first over-the-top streaming service on Amazon Channels

Awesomeness, the digital media company acquired by Comcast for $3.8 billion in 2016, is today bringing kid-friendly programming, including original content, to Amazon Prime subscribers with the launch

Google is shutting down Chrome’s parental control features, replacement to launch later this year

Google is preparing to launch a new set of parental control features for users of its Chrome browser. The announcement was made in an email sent this week to users of its current system for parental c

Facebook brings Messenger Kids to Fire tablets

Messenger Kids, Facebook’s new app designed to allow those under the age of 13 to more safely communicate thanks to parental controls, is today launching on Fire tablets. The service had origina

Pixel art coloring book apps are the newest App Store craze

Has your kid bugged you to let them download Sandbox Coloring? You’re probably not alone. The latest trend blowing up on the App Store is a new twist on the coloring book apps that have been pop

Babierge might just be the answer to your baby gear travel nightmares

Traveling with a baby for the holidays? First you've got your own gear to worry about, then a stroller, something for the baby to sleep in, a baby carrier, toys, snacks, a diaper bag, possibly a car s

Jellies is a kid-friendly, parent-approved alternative to YouTube Kids

As YouTube reels from a series of scandals related to its lack of policing around inappropriate content aimed at children, obscene comments on videos of children, horrifying search suggestions, and mo

YouTube terminates exploitive ‘kids’ channel ToyFreaks, says it’s tightening its child endangerment policies

Following consumer outrage over YouTube’s handling of disturbing videos aimed at children on its network, the company has now banned one of the more controversial kid channels it hosted, Toy Fre

YouTube Kids update gives kids their own profiles, expands controls

YouTube Kids, the kid-friendly, more filtered version of YouTube first introduced in 2015, is getting a notable upgrade. The updated app is adding several new features designed to reflect the app's no

Current raises $5M for its debit card for teens that parents control with an app

Current announced today it has raised $5 million in Series A funding for its debit card aimed at kids that parents can control with an app. The company first introduced its Visa debit to the market in

Crunch Report | The $199 Oculus Go Standalone Headset

The new $199 Oculus Go, the California DMV is changing rules for self-driving cars, Amazon's new way to have your teens shopping and a new waterproof kindle from Amazon. All this on Crunch Report!

Amazon introduces a way for teens to independently shop its site, following parents’ approval

Amazon today announced a new way for teens to shop its site independently of their parents’ accounts and place their own orders, which parents can choose to review before allowing the purchase.

Disney releases DisneyNow, a new app that combines live TV, on-demand, games and music

Disney’s streaming service may still be years away, but the company this week has launched a new app for streaming Disney’s series, Disney Channel movies, live TV and music all under one r

Google’s parental control software, Family Link, launches to public

Family Link, Google’s parental control software for Android devices, is now exiting its beta testing period and is now generally available to anyone in the U.S. without the need for an invitatio

Hoop app for millennial parents secures £2.4M in a round led by BGF Ventures

You’d think that parents being able to find stuff for their kids to do would have been a solved problem by now, but apparently not. Indeed, the trend is towards more on-demand content on phones in t

Preschoolers get their own Pokémon game with launch of Pokémon Playhouse

A new app called Pokémon Playhouse from the Pokémon Company, released this week, is bringing Pikachu and friends to preschoolers. Unlike the augmented reality game Pokémon Go, a collaboration betwe
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