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A new DIY design app wants girls to get crafty

In step with the ongoing trend of mixing physical and digital play, new entertainment company Playsmart Labs has launched Creativas Design Studio, an app that integrates kids’ offline arts and crafts creations into animated interactive appisodes.

Oh, the places they’re going: Book apps see changing market

Children’s book apps have come a long way since they first trickled onto iTunes in 2009. And now, evolving consumption patterns are pushing developers to take their products to the next level.

Corus reveals charter sponsors for kids channels

With a Corus-led study finding that 77% of parents see viewing time as family time, the Canadian entertainment company has tied up with Kimberly-Clark and Sunwing Vacations for custom integrations across its suite of kids and family channels.

TabTale’s 790 million downloads tell a story of consolidation

Recent App Annie rankings placed Israeli publisher TabTale as the world’s sixth-largest mobile maker in terms of downloads – ahead of Rovio, Outfit7 and Disney. According to company CMO Guy Tomer, survival in the children’s mobile market boils down to just two things: content and consolidation.

Meet the Nibblers, Rovio’s newest gaming play

The sky hasn’t exactly been the limit for Angry Birds developer Rovio, which recently restructured to put the focus back on mobile. With that strategy in place, the Finnish studio is making a global push for its new matching game, Nibblers .

Multi-million-dollar grant means multiplatform content for PBS KIDS

More than half of US three- and four-year-olds do not have the opportunity to attend preschool, and a new multi-million-dollar Ready to Learn grant will provide the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS with the resources to address this persistent education divide.

New Nick series appeases kids with mobile, YouTube ties

Two 12-year-old girls become mobile moguls in Nickelodeon’s new live-action series, Game Shakers, which is making the apps created in the show available to its viewers in real life.

Of apps, kids and culture

Television – even at this point in the streaming era – is primarily global by choice and business model. But recently, David Kleeman was stopped short by the question of how the intersection of culture and media works in the mobile app world, and whether it’s even of importance.

Rovio cuts 260 jobs as Angry Birds fever wanes

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.

Disney rolls out multimedia tween brand Star Darlings

Disney is heading straight to the heart of tweendom with the launch of Star Darlings, a new original wish-themed girls multiplatform property from the minds of Frank Zappa’s son Ahmet and his wife, Shana Muldoon Zappa.


Our spring edition of iKids Digital is now available! We’re taking a look at the looming rise of VR in kids entertainment, how MCNs are boosting the marketing might of kidsnets, and the rise of artificial intelligence in kids tech toys.


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