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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.


The power of 12: digital tweens make for marketing sweet-spot

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.


Preschool app OobEdoO adds shows from BBCW, HIT

Preschool SVOD app OobEdoO has added three new television series to its roster, thanks to content deals with BBC Worldwide and HIT Entertainment.


‘It’s like my own Disneyland:’ Animator Butch Hartman shares his new mobile platform

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.


Beards beware: The Twits return in first Roald Dahl app

Aardman Digital is bringing Roald Dahl’s lovably repugnant Twits to mobile via a brand-new app, a first for the works of the legendary children’s author.


Small fingers, big insights: Mobile app design and preschoolers

By now, to say that tablets and mobile apps are popular among young kids is superfluous, akin to saying they like sweets. Yet new research out of UK-based Dubit sheds some light on the surprising digital competencies of under-fives and how app makers can best target this demo.


10 new tech startups named to 2015 Disney Accelerator program

Mind-controlling technology, 3D printing and robotics are some of the big ideas emerging from the 10 tech-based companies named to the 2015 Disney Accelerator program, which offers three months of mentorship and up to US$120,000 in capital investment.


Cartoon Network puts customization front and center in updated app

Cartoon Network’s flagship app is sporting an updated design that allows kids to customize their viewing experiences through features like personalized playlists.


Sky developing dedicated kids app, scouting for kids content head

Following a major kids programming push last month, European pay-TV giant Sky is now working with London-headquartered digital studio ustwo on a dedicated children’s app.




Magazine

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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