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A new Sonic game is on the way, and it looks exactly like Sonic did 20-plus years ago

For millions of kids in the 90s, the war between Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog was serious business. And for Nintendo and Sega, it was actually serious business. Nintendo controlled north of 90% of the video game market before Sega — and a speedy blue cartoon hedgehog named Sonic — showed up. Sonic the Continue reading A new Sonic game is on the way, and it looks exactly like Sonic did 20-plus years ago
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Kids app maker Toca Boca debuts its first consumer product collection at Target

 Toca Boca, a hugely popular kids’ app maker, has grown to over 170 million downloads across its line of 38 apps, which 13 million children use every month. Now, the company is transitioning its brand beyond the digital space to become a maker of real-world products, as well. In an exclusive deal with Target, announced Continue reading Kids app maker Toca Boca debuts its first consumer product collection at Target
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‘I rarely get to see my kids’ — Apple is getting roasted over this ad for its new TV show about making apps (AAPL)

Apple s first original TV show, Planet of Apps, premiered its first episode this week. The show is essentially Shark Tank for app developers. They pitch their ideas to a roster of celebrity judges with the end goal of raising money from VC firm Lightspeed Ventures. Reviews of the first episode have been far from flattering, and Continue reading I rarely get to see my kids — Apple is getting roasted over this ad for its new TV show about making apps (AAPL)
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Nickelodeon revamps Noggin, its “Netflix for Kids,” with dozens of interactive, play-along videos

 Nickelodeon’s Noggin is today taking a step to differentiate Noggin from being just another “Netflix for kids” type of subscription video service.  Alongside its existing lineup of TV shows and sing-alongs, Nick is introducing a series of what it calls “play along” videos. These new videos, which are also curriculum-based, are designed to be interactive Continue reading Nickelodeon revamps Noggin, its “Netflix for Kids,” with dozens of interactive, play-along videos
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Epic! raises $8 million to keep kids reading in a digital age

 The makers of Epic!, one of many apps jockeying to become a “Netflix for books,” have raised $8 million in a round led by Reach Capital, the education-specialized venture firm. Epic! at its core is an on-demand digital library that includes about 25,000 different books and videos appropriate for kids in elementary school, or between Continue reading Epic! raises $8 million to keep kids reading in a digital age
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Google’s Toontastic storytelling app for kids goes 3D

 Two years ago, Google bought Launchpad Toys, the company behind the popular Toontastic kids app for iOS that allows you — whether you are a kid or not — to easily tell your stories through animations. Today, Google is launching the first major new version of Toontastic for Android and iOS since it acquired the company. With Continue reading Google’s Toontastic storytelling app for kids goes 3D
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