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Elemental Path and ToyTalk hope to pioneer interactive toys. But will kids and parents want Internet-connected Barbies and dinosaurs?
The search giant is considering changes to its services that would legally allow children to sign up, according to a report published Monday.
Skit has secured the assets of "The Lego Movie," so that kids can make their own skits and adults can too. Oh, the possibilities.
Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana, coming soon to Windows Phone, falls under US government child protection laws and can't be used by anyone under the age of 13.
Sites and apps targeting minors will have to delete content on request, but the new law has limitations.
The latest changes to the App Review Guidelines caution against collecting certain information from kids.
Apple is readying a new section of apps aimed specifically at kids, along with greater protections for the little 'uns.
The social-networking site also will establish a "comprehensive privacy program" and obtain independent privacy assessments every other year for the next 20 years.
The FTC updates rules tied to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, but the changes won't really affect companies like Apple or Facebook.
It was the year of Internet activism with a sharp political point: Protests derailed the Stop Online Piracy Act, assisted in imploding a United Nations summit, and helped to postpone a data-sharing bill.