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Barbie

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Computer engineer Barbie needs men to code for her

Mattel apologizes for a book in which Barbie needs programming help from men, Walmart stores are scammed into price-matching fake Amazon listings, and Facebook launches yet another app.

By November 19, 2014

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Barbie book implies girls can't be coders; Mattel apologizes

Mattel says a Barbie book that suggests girls can't handle computer code doesn't reflect its brand vision. That won't stop the uproar surrounding the title, which is still available to buy.

By November 19, 2014

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Computer engineer Barbie needs men to code for her

Mattel apologizes for a book in which Barbie needs programming help from men, Walmart stores are scammed into price-matching fake Amazon listings, and Facebook launches yet another app.

By November 19, 2014

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GoldieBlox buries Barbie with powerful Apple '1984' homage

The startup that won itself the chance to run an ad during the Super Bowl releases another spot, for a new action figure for girls. In it, little girls say to hell with conventional ideas of beauty.

By November 6, 2014

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Prepare Barbie for battle with 3D-printed armor

Why bother with pink dresses when you can outfit Barbie with a 3D-printed sword and shield? Jim Rodda wants to make this iconic doll ready to rumble with dragons and evil queens.

By March 19, 2014

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Artist seeks crowdfunding for normal-looking Barbie

Everyone knows Barbie isn't real. In any sense of the word. Now a designer wants to introduce a whole line of Barbies that look like, well, women.

By March 5, 2014

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Google Play store to designate family-friendly apps

The search giant will give app makers the ability to note if software was "Designed for Families" -- right on the heels of controversy over Google's YouTube Kids app.

By April 14, 2015

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YouTube Kids app goes overboard with ads, consumer groups charge

The "hyper-commercialized" YouTube Kids teems with ad tactics deemed illegal on television, watchdogs say -- and they want the FTC to take action.

By April 7, 2015

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Four tidbits on YouTube star Michelle Phan even fans won't know

Backed by 7.6 million followers on YouTube, the beauty guru's empire is so diverse even people least likely to watch her Barbie makeup transformation know her name. The online star still has a few secrets.

By March 25, 2015

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Mattel's View-Master evolves for virtual reality

Mattel partners with Google to bring virtual reality to the classic View-Master toy -- and it'll work with iPhones.

By February 13, 2015