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Apps for preschoolers are strongest sector growth area 2009-2011

Apps for preschoolers are strongest sector growth area 2009-2011 | Smart Media | Scoop.it
The mobile market and opportunities for educational apps targeted to toddlers and preschoolers continues its ascent as a new study from the The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop called iLearn II: An Analysis of the Education Category of...
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Rob the Robot finds home online

Rob the Robot finds home online | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Ottawa, Canada-based Amberwood Entertainment has announced that pubcaster tvokids.com will launch a suite of Rob the Robot-themed interactive games based on the CGI-animated preschool series.
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As if we need further proof that kids dig web-based TV: KidZui kid-safe browser enters original programming.

As if we need further proof that kids dig web-based TV: KidZui kid-safe browser enters original programming. | Smart Media | Scoop.it
San Diego-based startup KidZui, which launched its kid-friendly search engine Zui.com in August, is now moving into original content development thanks to an additional US$2.4 million in funding.
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Disney/ABC TV names digital media VP

Disney/ABC TV names digital media VP | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Former Saban exec Chris Thomes has been named VP of digital media studios for the Disney/ABC Television Network, where he will manage branded digital programming and creative development for content created by external producers, including...
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For Reading and Learning, Kids Prefer E-Books to Print Books | Digital Book World

For Reading and Learning, Kids Prefer E-Books to Print Books | Digital Book World | Smart Media | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that children prefer e-books to print books and that they retain and comprehend an equal amount of information from both print- and e-books.
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Disney.com’s Create redesign crosses platforms

Disney.com’s Create redesign crosses platforms | Smart Media | Scoop.it
For the first time since 2009, Disney.com has redesigned its Create site, which currently houses more than 10 million pieces of art that have been viewed more than 100 million times.
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Santa Claus And The Internet: Is Tech Friend Or Foe?

Santa Claus And The Internet: Is Tech Friend Or Foe? | Smart Media | Scoop.it
NEW YORK -- Kids can video chat with Santa, follow him on Twitter or enlist NORAD to track his every move online. And yet in many ways, technology may be making it harder for parents to keep their children believing in the jolly old elf.
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