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Study: YouTube is tops for kids, but Netflix gains ground

For the second year in a row, YouTube is the most-loved brand among kids ages six to 12 in the US, according to the latest annual Brand Love study …

Parental control service “Circle with Disney” to help with distracted driving, social media, kids’ chores & more

Circle with Disney, a device that helps parents manage their home’s internet rules and restrictions, wants to be more than just a modern-day net nanny. Already, it had differentiated itself from competing software solutions, by offering a licensed selection of Disney content – like games, videos, …

Mattel's Aristotle is a $300 child-friendly Echo alternative

Young people are voracious consumers of technology, but ensuring their experience is one that’s safe and appropriate is pretty hard. A great example of this went viral just a few days ago, when an Amazon Echo Dot reeled off a list of adult-oriented search results to a bemused toddler, and was …

LEGO's New Line of Female Superheroes Is Just What We've Been Waiting For

If you’ve got a daughter at home who’s obsessed with LEGOs, is a DC Comic fanatic, or honestly just loves the world of blocks but is sick of building …

Toca TV is a new streaming service just for kids

If you have a young child, then you probably know the name Toca Boca. The popular kids app maker has produced games that have been downloaded more than 130 million times in 215 countries, and have 10 million monthly active users. Today, Toca Boca is moving into video. The company is now launching …

Children's bedrooms around the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> A child's bedroom often expresses their identity. From brightly colored walls filled with posters to toys and books scattered around, it is truly their place of comfort. But for some children around the world, their bedroom is no more than a mat outside or a collection of old sheets, tires …

In A First, YouTube Tops Kids' Favorite Brands

Kids may like their snack foods, fast foods and television, but what they really love is YouTube.<p>In a survey of more than 8,000 kids and their …

HopSkipDrive wants to be the Uber for kids

TechCrunch recently went down south to Los Angeles for our mini-meetup and to catch up with the region’s burgeoning tech scene.<p>One of the startups that caught our attention is HopSkipDrive, which aims to be an Uber for picking up your kids. Uber passengers need to be at least 18-years of age to …

Dress Your Kid Up Like Willy Wonka With This Roald Dahl-Inspired Fashion Line

<b>WHAT:</b> A children’s clothing collection, inspired by the works of Roald Dahl, launched to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the writer’s birth and the 25th anniversary of fashion brand Boden.<p><b>WHO:</b> Boden, The Roald Dahl Literary Estate, Sunshine<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> It could just be serendipity, or it could …

Google Says These Bag and Shoe Brands Are Trending Among Back-to-School Shoppers

Google has released a list of 2016 back-to-school trends based on search and YouTube traffic. And with the National Retail Federation estimating that …

McDonald's looks to 'Step-it' up on fitness with activity trackers in Happy Meals

Who said the Golden Arches don’t give a hoot about fitness? McDonald’s locations in North America have begun serving a bit of physical encouragement …

The Screen: What does it mean for our kids and how can we help?

Angharad Rudkin, child clinical psychologist at the University of Southampton, examines the challenges facing parents in how to determine what degree …

Hopster touches down in the US

UK-based educational SVOD app <i>Hopster</i> has been busy expanding its presence to more than 100 territories—and the US is about to become one of them. The …

Spotify revamps its kids category to help with early learning

Spotify already had a variety of content for young listeners, but with the help of educational initiatives Too Small to Fail and Vroom, the streaming service has revised that lineup. The newly revamped "Kids and Family" category features playlists that focus on daytime routines, activities and …

Marktforscher: 1 Prozent der iOS-App-Anbieter macht praktisch allen Umsatz

94 Prozent des in Apples US-App-Laden erzielten Milliarden-Umsatzes landen der Schätzung eines Marktforschungsunternehmens zufolge bei einer sehr …

Wirtschaft

SAM Labs raises $4.5M to turn kids into IoT-mavens

London-based SAM Labs just announced that it raised £3.2M ($4.5M) from a group of investors led by Imperial Innovations. In addition to the institutional investor specializing in commercial spin-outs from academic institutions, the round was padded out with smart money from a number of angels …

A New App Lets Kids Design Their Own Games

Infinite Arcade is the latest app from Brooklyn-based TinyBop that is designed to create inclusive digital experiences for kids.<p>For all their aesthetic virtuosity, kids’ gaming apps can actually be pretty limiting. Whereas analog toys forced kids to use their imagination, high-tech games with …

Top kids app maker Toca Boca sells to Spin Master, plans to launch subscription video service and toys

One of the world’s largest children’s mobile app makers, Toca Boca, whose studios have produced apps totalling over 140 million downloads, has been acquired. The company had originally operated like a startup within the 200-year-old Swedish publishing firm Bonnier, but has now been bought by Spin …

Children’s magazine Highlights reinvents itself as a subscription service with videos, activities and more

If you’re of a certain age, you may remember flipping through the classic children’s magazine Highlights while in the waiting room of your doctor’s office, many years ago. Now this long-running, 70-year old print magazine is making a serious attempt at transitioning into the digital age with the …

6 simple ways to get a handle on your kids’ screen time

Photo: @madebylon via InstagramOne morning last year, at 5 a.m., Patti Barnes woke to a strange rustling noise coming from the main floor of her …

Mattel's ThingMaker brings 3D printing to iconic '60s toy

NEW YORK — Mattel's ThingMaker was the original at-home maker device of the 1960s, but now the company is giving it a modern reboot, allowing kids to …

Mattel will launch a redesigned VR View-Master this fall

Mattel refreshed the View-Master for virtual reality last year with a version based on Google Cardboard, and this weekend it showed off an updated design at the New York Toy Fair. The View-Master Viewer DLX has better optical lenses, focal adjustment and, most importantly, a headphone connector.</i> …

Barbie trades in her pink convertible for a hoverboard drone

After fifty years of pink convertibles and dream homes, Barbie is modernizing rapidly. First the iconic doll got three new body shapes to more realistically represent the proportions of actual human women, and now she's getting that most important of contemporary status symbols — a hoverboard. But …

My Little Sister Taught Me How To “Snapchat Like The Teens”

An investigation.<p>I’m 29 years old, and I’ve been on Snapchat for about a year now. I post fairly often (usually on my Story), and I get a decent amount of engagement from my friends. Quite honestly, up until Thanksgiving, I thought I was pretty good at Snapchat.<p>Then I watched my little sister on …

Nintendo details new rewards program and first smartphone game

In a call for investors following the release of some less than stellar third-quarter earnings, Nintendo president and CEO Tatsumi Kimishima has provided details on a couple of important new initiatives for the company. First up is My Nintendo, a new general online service that replaces the old …

In-App Purchases

Barbie's Designer on the Doll's New Look: "It's Not Just Party Dresses and Glitter"

Mattel just announced that Barbie's getting an (overdue) makeover for 2016—and she's got curves! But in addition to rolling out three new body types, the brand is banking on Barbie's new, real-girl outfits (buh-bye, "pink, sparkly, frilly" dresses, hello denim and "boho-chic Coachella looks") and …

Kids

Here's Why You Should Care About the New Curvy Barbie

No, seriously.<p>It's been a long time coming, but Mattel has finally decided to start producing Barbies with proportions that don't resemble those of a mutated human who can't lift her own head and has to walk on all fours. (Seriously, the original Barbie wouldn't even have room in her abdomen for a …

Kids Are Scared Of A Future Where Robots Take All Their Jobs

While broadly optimistic, the age group recognizes it’s entering a job market at a time of upheaval and that constant retraining will be necessary. …

Oxford University

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Students that use Got It Study learn better, together. Over 2.5 million study sessions already held with over 20,000<br>Expert tutors. Guaranteed help. …

High School