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Market trends, politics, technologies, media, and innovations at the crossroads of 21st-century entertainment and education.
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Do apps have to be free to bring in the money?

Do apps have to be free to bring in the money? | Smart Media | Scoop.it
iKids Weekly talked with Matthew Warneford, CTO at kids digital agency Dubit, to get the scoop on the company's latest report that examined pricing trends for kids games in the Apple App Store. Warneford shares Dubit's findings on in-app purchases (IAPs), price-points and monetization strategies.
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Great insights and advice from Dubit, as usual. This time on the thorny topic of how to price and market kids' apps.

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Online games industry given two months to get house in order following OFT investigation  - The Office of Fair Trading

Online games industry given two months to get house in order following OFT investigation  - The Office of Fair Trading | Smart Media | Scoop.it
The OFT has today published its final principles for online and in-app games, and given games producers a deadline of 1 April to ensure that their games do not breach consumer protection law.
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Wherein the UK goes all COPPA. About time, really.

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What Apple’s WWDC 2014 actually means for kids apps

What Apple’s WWDC 2014 actually means for kids apps | Smart Media | Scoop.it
This week's Apple Worldwide Developer Conference keynote focused on software and design, with a lot of attention paid to new and improved operation systems. But there were also some important developments for those working on kids' apps and entertainment, and Ian Douthwaite, CEO of UK-based development studio and youth agency Dubit, offers five key takeaways that will impact the children's mobile space.
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Latest outlook for kids apps, as summarized nicely by our production pals at Dubit.

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