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Wendy Smolen’s take on some of the most buzzed about tech toys at this year’s Toy Fair, held last month in New York. Filtered through her Sandbox Summit lens, Smolen examines what each toy teaches kids and how the tech factored into play.
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Australian preschool broadcaster ABC Kids and internet TV service ABC iview have launched ABC Kids iview, a new free iPad app targeting preschoolers that offers a robust library of popular content in an ad-free, parent- and caregiver-controlled environment.
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The winners of the 2015 iKids Awards were announced tonight, at this year’s Kidscreen Summit in Miami. Now in its third year, this annual set of awards recognizes and celebrates the market’s best digital media products and platforms for children.
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Kidscreen Summit in Miami kicked off with a bang as YouTube’s head of global family and learning Malik Ducard formally unveiled the company’s first standalone app for children which is now available for Android and iOS mobile devices.
Saban Brands has appointed Zofia Karpinska as the company’s director of distribution for emerging markets.
In its first licensing deal for the US market, preschool property Deer Little Forest is getting its first app, courtesy of mobile content developer Playrific.
- Twitter makes Fortune’s 100 Best Companies To Work For list for the first time (Mashable)
- Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody tapped to write next draft of upcoming live-action Barbie film (Deadline)
- How mobile video is redefining the concept of watching TV (Advanced Television)
- Warner Bros. boss on why we haven’t gotten bored of the superhero trend (Hollywood Reporter)
Former Peacock Alley Entertainment exec Craig McGillivray is joining Toronto, Canada-based Breakthrough Entertainment as its new VP of distribution.