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P.S. XO Merges With Toy And Crafts Company Seedling, Raises $7 Million

 Two companies targeting the “mom” demographic with a product lineup that includes party supplies, crafts, toys, and more, Seedling and P.S. XO, are now merging. The combined companies have also now raised $7 million in new funding from UpFront Ventures and Greycroft Partners, in light of the deal and the revenue projections as a combined entity. The two are…Read More…

The Fireside SmartFrame Surfaces Family Memories From The Cloud

 The Fireside SmartFrame is the startup’s solution for dragging memories out of the cloud and into our homes. It’s a 15-inch, 1080p IPS display driven by the same system-on-a-chip as a low- to mid-range Android phone. Once plugged in and connected to the cloud using Fireside’s upcoming iOS app, the frame downloads photos and videos…Read More…

Automatic Launches License+, A Coaching Program For Teen Drivers And Their Parents

 The first few months – or years, really – of being a new driver can be a nerve-wracking experience for teens and, of course, their parents. Young drivers are still developing their skills, and likely to make mistakes not only related to how few road hours they’ve logged, but because their brains aren’t even fully…Read More…

  • By Sarah Perez

Life360 Acquires Two-Month-Old HelloWorld

 Today, location-sharing startup Hello World is announcing that it has been acquired by Life360 for an undisclosed seven-figure sum. Read MoreRead More…

One Year In, Keepy Reaches 500K Users And Introduces Video To Its Family Timelines

One year since launch, Keepy is announcing that more than 500,000 users are sharing content with their families on its service. In a phone call with TechCrunch, Keepy CEO Offir Gutelzon said that the company hit the 500,000 figure within the last few w…Read More…

Osmo Raises $12 Million For Its Hardware-Based iPad Game For Kids

 Osmo, the iPad-powered gaming device built by former Googlers (and dads) as a way to turn tablets into more “hands-on” toys, has raised $12 million in Series A funding, the company is announcing today. The round was led by Accel Partners’ Rich Wong, and includes investment from Upfront Ventures and K9 Ventures. The company is…Read More…

Moonfrye Debuts Its Latest App, A Party Planning Mobile Shop Called P.S. XO

 Moonfrye, the family-oriented startup best known as the company co-founded by former child star Soleil Moon Frye (aka TV’s “Punky Brewster”) has officially launched its second product, P.S. XO. Now available on the iPhone and iPad, the P.S. XO app allows consumers to take care of party planning activities directly from their mobile phone or tablet,…Read More…

  • By Sarah Perez

Led By Pixar Alum, ToyTalk Launches Its First Paid Kids App, Begins To License Tech

 ToyTalk, the makers of kids entertainment applications for iPad, has just released its first paid application with the launch of a character-driven touch and play app called SpeakaLegend. But the team may have even bigger news on the way in the form of licensing deals for its speech recognition tech with some of the best-known children’s…Read More…

Tiggly, An iPad Learning Toy For Babies And Toddlers, Raises Series A

 Tiggly, an educational app designed for iPad’s youngest users – babies! (oh, and toddlers, too) – has raised a Series A round of funding led by Habermaass GmbH, a Germany-based early play and learning company, and owners of the toy brand HABA, which is now entering the U.S. edtech market. Though the startup won’t disclose…Read More…

TROBO Is A Storytelling Plush Toy Robot That Teaches Kids Science And Math

 A huggable, talking toy is not an entirely new idea, but a new toy robot called TROBO does more than just chatter at kids – he also works alongside an iPad app to help get children excited about STEM topics – that is science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Through stories, games and quizzes, TROBO taps into…Read More…

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