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Tiggly Words Teaches Kids To Read Using Real-World Toys That Work With An iPad

techcrunch.com — Tiggly, a company that makes a line of "iPad toys" that combine real-world objects with virtual play in mobile applications, has now rolled out its latest product: a new game and real-world toy combination it's calling " Tiggly Words."

Facebook Confirms It Will Officially Support GIFs

techcrunch.com — Facebook this afternoon confirmed that it will now support animated GIFs in the Facebook News Feed. Not everyone will see the added functionality immediately, we understand, as the update is still rolling out. The move represents a significant change in direction for Facebook, which has historically made a conscious decision to avoid supporting GIFs, claiming that doing so would make its News Feed "too chaotic."

Google Debuts App Invites, A More Personalized System For Inviting Friends To Try Apps

techcrunch.com — Google has debuted a new product called " App Invites " aimed at helping mobile app developers grow their application's user base. Now in beta for both iOS and Android, App Invites includes a set of standardized tools for sending out app invites over SMS and email, highlighting recommended contacts, creating personalized onboarding experiences for new users, and measuring the success the app invites you're using via custom reports.

Apple Posts A Workaround For The iOS Messages Bug, Promises A Fix Is Coming

techcrunch.com — Apple has published a support document detailing a workaround to temporarily resolve the situation with the nasty Messages bug that was capable of crashing iPhones. The document offers a simple series of steps that will allow users to re-open the Messages app after being hit by the bug, and notes that a fix will be made available in a future software update, as previously promised.

Amazon Debuts A $99 Kindle Bundle For Kids Including An E-Reader, Cover And Warranty

techcrunch.com — Amazon wants parents to buy Kindles for their children, and is today launching a discounted " Kindle for Kids Bundle " to encourage them to do so. This new package includes the combination of a Kindle e-reader, a durable cover, and an extended warranty on the device which protects against spills and drops.

Google Play Gets More Family-Friendly With Content Ratings, Filtering By Age And Interest

techcrunch.com — In April, Google announced a new developer-facing program called "Designed for Families" which allowed mobile app publishers the option to undergo an additional review in order to be included in a new section focused on kids' apps within Google Play. Today, that section - or sections, rather, as it turns out - is being officially unveiled.

Google Photos Breaks Free Of Google+, Now Offers Free, Unlimited Storage

techcrunch.com — Google's long-rumored revamp of its photo-sharing service, Google Photos, has finally been officially announced. The killer feature? Users can now backup up full resolution photos and videos - up to 16MP for photos and 1080p for videos - to Google's cloud for free.

Google Debuts New AdMob Tools For Ad Targeting, Native Ads, Scaling Apps And More

techcrunch.com — In addition to new products and media partnerships aimed to help app developers grow and manage their businesses, Google today also announced a new set of AdMob tools to help developers better target ads, serve native ads, and scale their apps more quickly with support from app sales teams. The

Google Expands Its App Promotion Business With “Universal” App Campaigns And New Media Partnerships

Netflix, HBO Streaming Video Traffic Increases As BitTorrent Declines

techcrunch.com — A new report released today shows the continued domination Netflix has on North American Internet traffic patterns. According to broadband networking company Sandvine, which periodically releases its findings on web usage, Netflix now accounts for 36.5 percent of downstream traffic on fixed networks during peak evening hours, which is up from the 34.9 percent reported in the second half of 2014 .
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May 29, 2015

@rjcc the release schedule that is, not the show. well maybe the show! idk! :)

May 29, 2015

@rjcc yeah, I'm just going off between's wikipedia page. not sure. just saw it pop up in my rec's & thought it was interesting

May 29, 2015

@rjcc w/BCS netflix is distributor. in betw's case, it's also financing, right? but is it broadcaster, or network's call on release sched?

May 29, 2015

@emarsh @tcarmody would kill for this data as well. wish they'd share more metrics.

May 29, 2015

@rjcc well, testing in the sense that they added it before they had a whole season to share w/subscribers…

May 29, 2015

I'll just have to wait till the full season arrives then decide if it's binge worthy. #cordcutter

May 29, 2015

Netflix is testing an orig show that releases new ep's weekly with 'Between' netflix.com/WiMovie/800226… but now i sorta hate this model

May 29, 2015

@jezzerat teach them old-fashioned way: paper, pen, and books

May 29, 2015

@liquidchickenqq but are they bots or just weirdos? how to tell?

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