iKIDS / KID INSIGHT / MOBILE / TV / WEB
Nielsen findings re-affirm traditional TV as the favored platform for kids, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that viewing habits haven’t changed as time-shifted content and tablet proliferation continue to make marks on the small screen.
CONSUMER PRODUCTS / iKIDS / MOBILE
During its peak, the Angry Birds creator was pulling in revenues upwards of US$200 million. Now, with rapid internal growth belying consumer demand, the Finnish company will lay off 260 employees in a corporate restructuring.
CONSUMER PRODUCTS / GEAR / iKIDS / WEB
The girl-skewing interactive toy market is making room for Flipsies, VTech’s new line of collectible dolls that are designed to encourage both online and offline play.
Angelina Jolie Pitt can add The Breadwinner to her long list of credits, as the actress and director has signed on as an executive producer for the animated film from Cartoon Saloon, Aircraft Pictures and Melusine Productions.
- Apple TV delayed again, and stalled negotiations with content providers and network capabilities are to blame (Bloomberg)
- Innovative, emerging brands are changing the retail world – who are the big players to watch? (Forbes)
- Meanwhile, back-to-school sales have yet to spur a summer shopping frenzy as US consumers prefer to spend on experiences (The New York Times)
- Blue Sky Studios dishes on the complexity of turning 2D Peanuts into a 3D movie (The Hollywood Reporter)
Many cultures have their own perception of when a child becomes an adult – or at least someone who is capable of making his or her own decisions. Within digital society, that age just might be 12, according to PwC’s ongoing Consumer Intelligence series. The research firm’s principle strategist explains why.