- UK to add ratings to music videos to protect kids (Mashable)
- Fuhu’s giant tablet gives kids a chance to play together (The Wall Street Journal)
- Why age and gender matter when it comes to content sharing (Harvard Business Review)
- More parents are keeping kids’ identities off social media (The Globe and Mail)
- Why US teens won’t let Facebook get off easy with its social ad strategy (MediaPost)
- Streamy Awards noms include Sesame Street, Kid President and Simon’s Cat (The Hollywood Reporter)
- Why it’s tricky to turn mobile games into franchises (TechCrunch)
- Fans ask Nintendo to name Legend of Zelda character after Robin Williams (The Wall Street Journal)
Nigel Pickard, who stepped down as CEO of Zodiak UK Kids and chair of The Foundation earlier this year, has joined new UK-based content company Dial Square 86 as a director.
As the back-to-school period approaches, a recent study from PBS Kids finds that parents are increasingly looking to media and technology to help get their kids ready.
- Xbox One is first platform to use YouTube’s upgraded connected-TV interface (Variety)
- Kobo presidents says Amazon dispute with publishers hurts consumers (Financial Post)
- Disney to sell 23 radio stations, focus on digital distribution (The Los Angeles Times)
- Godzilla 2 gets 2018 release date (Variety)
Amid ratings wins, ABC Family has officially renewed Switched at Birth for a fourth season.
- Sony puts merch before record release from new teen girl vocal group (The Wall Street Journal)
- Xbox One to stream video on tablets and phones (VentureBeat)
- Lego’s female scientist figures get Twitter tribute (Washington Post)
- Love it or hate it, why Facebook Messenger is still number one (Global News)