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Ofcom’s latest media report finds that tablets are increasingly being used as a default entertainment screen, particularly among younger children in the UK.
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Michael Smith, CEO of Yip Yap, thinks the last thing kids need is their own smartphone. So his startup designed a Bluetooth-enabled device that connects to parents’ phones instead. Smith tells iKids about Pipsqueak’s plans to face a crowded market through innovative hardware and software.
Disney Channel has greenlit a third season of Girl Meets World, which will see its main characters head off to high school.
- Disney’s annual 10K report reveals significant cable subscription losses (The Wrap)
- Apple may be boosting its facial-recognition capabilities after purchasing Faceshift, of Star Wars fame (Fast Company)
- Why some small businesses are turning their backs on Black Friday (The New York Times)
- With mobile’s help, the VR industry could be worth nearly US$16 billion by 2019 (VentureBeat)
- Watch as one YouTuber gives beloved children’s franchises the action-adventure videogame treatment (MoviePilot)
Aussie kids can now get their hands on Nick Play, a free app that features hundreds of Nickelodeon videos, original short-form animations and newly created games, as well as full-length episodes of the net’s biggest hits.
- Who are Pixar’s biggest competitors? (The Hollywood Reporter)
- How director Peter Sohn gave The Good Dinosaur new life (Los Angeles Times)
- “We pretty much have to restock daily. It sells that fast,” says one Canadian retailer of the Shopkins craze (CBC)
- How superhero-themed TV shows are benefiting from Warner Bros.’ new DC Entertainment policy (Variety)