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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.
- Amazon said to be opening up the door to other subscription services (PC Magazine)
- On the not-so-overnight success of Shaun the Sheep (The Hollywood Reporter)
- How Facebook has stayed true to its mission to make the world more connected (Fast Company)
- New Raspberry Pi micro-computer gets even smaller and more affordable (Games Industry)
- Be thankful for YouTube and the gift of Christmas specials past (Los Angeles Times)
Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has licensed Radical Sheep Productions and TVO’s preschool series Can You Imagine That? for its all-new Curious World learning app.
In the lead-up to next week’s Asia Television Forum (ATF) in Singapore, French prodco Cyber Group Studios has announced a raft of sales in Asia for its animated series, including Zorro the Chronicles (pictured).
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)