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.
- Share prices are falling at major media companies, but their head honchos aren’t worried just yet (The New York Times)
- How did it come to this? Inside Google’s potential US$6-billion antitrust fine in Europe (Bloomberg)
- Through her collaboration with GapKids, Ellen Degeneres says she’s giving girls an avenue for self-expression (Mashable)
- On the internet, attention is money. So, how much are clicks really worth? (The Atlantic)
Toronto, Canada’s Spin Master has upped Laura Clunie to VP of entertainment, six months after the ex-eOne Family exec joined the company.
Writer, producer and The Fairly OddParents creator Butch Hartman has spent 30 years in the animation world – and the past six months as a mobile junkie. Hartman has just lifted the veil on Noog Network, an app that features his own original videos and games, and he’s here to give iKids Weekly the scoop.
With 200,000 copies sold in its first week on shelves, Dr. Seuss’ long-lost What Pet Should I Get? has become the fastest-selling picture book in Random House Children’s Books history.
Following the big debut of Disney Channel original movie Descendants, which drew more than 10.5 million viewers, the House of Mouse is set to launch animated spin-off Descendants Wicked World on Friday, September 18.