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Microsoft buying Mojang: End of an era or brave new world?

What happens when a tech giant buys up an indie kids game? Minecraft fans are about to find out. But according to analysts, it might not be the end of the world.


Amazon heats up the kids tablet market

With emphasis on durability and content, Amazon’s new made-for-kids tab is heating up competition in the children’s tablet space.


Converging content: Ciwen Kids brings Western series to Asian markets

Ciwen Kids’ burgeoning on-demand platform BuddiesTV is bringing a raft of Western kids programming to the East.


Maker’s Cartoonium snaps up The Beet Party

Canada’s ToonBox Entertainment and South Korea-based Redrover have secured a deal with Disney’s Maker Studios to air musical interstitial series The Beet Party on Maker’s US online video channel Cartoonium.


BabyFirst lends helping hand to app developers

In an effort to improve App Store discoverability for developers and parents, infant-focused media company BabyFirst has launched a developer partner program offering promotion and publicity through BabyFirst’s new mobile recommendation platform and TV network.


Rovio teams up with the University of Helsinki on playful learning

Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment has teamed up with the University of Helsinki in Finland to help researchers study the future of learning.


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Check out the summer edition iKids Digital! We’ve got the scoop on app market consolidation, how technology is changing the Maker Movement and where to find some of the most innovative startups in North America.

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