This Week in Digital Kids: The Highlights

Here are eight hilights from this week in the Digital Kids™ world. Click on each link to learn more. Enjoy!

  1. Phineas & Ferb Game to Launch Cross-Platform:
    Majesco and Disney
    partnered to launch 11Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff
    cross-platform on Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U
    and Xbox 360.
  2. LeapFrog Includes Writing Component in New LeapReader System: LeapFrog’s Learning
    Team conducted research which shows that children learn to read and
    write better when they experience the activities simultaneously. The
    company has taken this idea and developed LeapReader, a new reading system that
    includes a writing component.
  3. Disney Publishing Worldwide Releases First Digital Magazine: Disney Junior has launched globally in the digital space as Disney Publishing Worldwide’s first digital magazine. Available on Apple’s Newsstand
    for iPad and iPad mini, the magazine offers children and families
    interactive content from hit Disney Junior properties on a platform they
    are increasingly migrating toward.

  • UQ Life Launches Digital Video Game Platform: UQ Life is a startup on a mission
    to change
    22how kids interact with games and technology so that their
    brains can become better stimulated for the digital world. This week,
    the company unveiled UQ World
    its digital video game platform created with neuroscience principles to
    benefit young players’ brains in a category it calls “Smart Gaming.”
  • Disney Interactive Announces Multi-Platform Digital Shows: Disney Interactive announced a new slate of digital programming which engages families in cross-platform, interactive storytelling.
  • JoyTunes Raises $1.5 million Led by Genesis Partners: Israeli-US company JoyTunes recently 
    6a0133ec87bd6d970b01901bce9472970b-120wiclosed another round of investment, led by Genesis Partners, in the sum of $1.5 million. Other investors include Founder Collective, Kaedan Capital investment group, Joe Lonsdale Co-Founder of Palantir Technologies and super angel Zohar Gilon, along with other angel investors.
  • Barnes & Noble Brings Google Play to Nook HD & Nook HD+: Nook has moved away from its own limited app store and opened its doors to the Android world. Barnes & Noble
    announced that it will increase the number of apps offered on its
    Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets by adding Google Play digital content to
    the devices.
  • Launchpad Toys and Dreamworks Brings Shrek to Kids Movie Making App: In partnership 
    6a0133ec87bd6d970b01901bce9592970b-120wiwith DreamWorks Animation, Launchpad Toys has released Toontastic Jr. Shrek,
    an educational movie making app for iOS devices that allows kids age 3
    and up to animate, remix, and retell the Shrek story. Young learners can
    also personalize their creations by recording and incorporating their
    own voices.
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