Nickelodeon Launches Nick Jr. App Featuring Hit Preschool Content, Interactive Educational Activities, and TV Everywhere
New Preschool App Follows Net’s Successful Launches of Top-Ranking, Curriculum-Driven Titles including PAW Patrol Rescue Run and Wallykazam! Letter and Word Magic
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Following the tremendous success of the Emmy Award-winning Nick App, which launched in 2013 and has already had 11 million downloads globally, Nickelodeon announced the launch of the Nick Jr. App, a new branded platform that allows kids to interact with and learn from their favorite Nickelodeon preschool characters anytime and anywhere. The app is initially available for iPad.
Designed specifically with preschoolers in mind, the Nick Jr. App features a grid-style interface and moveable tile layout that allows for easy exploration and fun discovery. The app offers a variety of educational activities, alphabet buttons that trigger pop-up surprises, live simulcast streaming of the Nick Jr. channel and on-demand episodes via TV Everywhere authentication through participating TV providers, plus over 100 pieces of short-form content including curriculum moments, music videos, funny mashups, and exclusive first looks. Throughout the app experience, kids will engage with characters from the net’s top-rated preschool series such as PAW Patrol, Dora and Friends: Into the City! and Wallykazam!, while boosting their STEM, reading, motor and problem-solving skills. Read more…
By NICK CHILES
Researchers have found that the children of the poor spend more time than children of wealthier families using technology to play and waste time, rather than for constructive things. While we were spending all that time fretting about the digital divide in the 90′s, it turns out that as the divide began to close, a new divide was growing—the “wasting time” divide.
But as with everything else concerning children and childhood, what this divide is really about is children of the poor don’t get as much quality time with their parents—whether that time is spent preparing dinner in the kitchen, reading a book together, walking in the park, talking about the events of the day, or searching for crazy factoids on the computer about beetles. Read more…
One of the most difficult things growing up in a single parent home was not knowing if/when your dad was going to see you. Mom and dad split for whatever reason, and you’re left wondering when is dad coming around. If the parents don’t have a friendly relationship or downright hate each other [they did split], there’s no telling when the kids will see their father. The parents might not even want to be in the same room, and if they’re being selfish, will keep as far away as possible. This usually means dad doesn’t get to see his kids as often as he likes. But times are changing, and technology makes it much easier to avoid those awkward moments.
JACKING THAT FOR IPHONE SURPASSES HALF A MILLION ARTICLES VIEWED
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Stamford, CT(BlackNews.com) — The Jacking That for iPhone app recently surpassed a half million articles viewed via the app, since its inception. The Jacking That for iPhone app has established itself as a leading urban news aggregator, portal, and sentiment gatherer for its urban user base.
Kevin Brown, the app’s developer, commented, “We are pleased to have recently surpassed the half million mark for urban news, videos, and tweets viewed via the Jacking That for iPhone app. Our value proposition is that we provide mobile traffic to the various content sources that we aggregate. It is impressive that we have directed over a half million views to these sources. Our next goal is to reach the one million mark.” Read more…
PS3 Move Bundle – Under $300.00
Xbox360 kinect bundle – $339.00
I had the XBox360 for quite some time, however, there were a few things I was missing from the repertoire. Namely, another system. Having procured both major systems ensures that I will have access to the top games for both platforms at my whim. I can also choose which online community I want to interact with. If the person your thinking of purchasing for has one system and loves it chances are they will enjoy another game system as well unless they are just rabid fan-boys of a particular platform. That said, getting a bundle will provide the most “bang” for your buck. You can get a game as well as the cool features that come along with the motion controllers for the PS3 or the XBox360. They also don’t have to go out and purchase those items later. You would do well to note that both platforms support apps like Netflix and music/movie downloads however Xbox Live costs about $60.00 per year while the Playstation Network is free.
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Game Authors First Book,
The Making Of Game’s The R.E.D. Album
Debut Book From Multi-Platinum Rapper Reveals Exclusive Stories About Recording His Fourth Album With Dr. Dre, Rick Ross, Pharrell, Cool & Dre And Others
LOS ANGELES, CA(August 29, 2011) Multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated rapper Game has authored his first book. The Making Of Game’s The R.E.D. Album chronicles the making of the music superstar’s fourth major label album. Read more…