Amazon delivers diapers and dinnerThe online giant launches two new services, Google sets its focus on kids, and Disney launches learning apps that report back to parents.
Amazon delivers diapers and dinner. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your C Net update. [MUSIC] Amazon is many things. The e-commerce giant is a tech manufacturer, a grocery store, a digital music marketplace, a video streaming service, maker of robots and flying drones, a directory for repair services, a credit card transaction processor, and now. We can add two more specialties to the list. Diaper maker and restaurant delivery service. Amazon is selling its own private label for diapers and baby wipes, called Amazon Elements. It's only for Prime subscribers. And, with the bundle of diapers delivered to your home, Amazon also puts emphasis on the ethical ingredients of the product. You see, when you scan a code with the Amazon app, it tells you the factory it came from, and that it was made from daisies or something like that. If you're an Amazon Mom member, you can get the diapers for even cheaper than prime members. But diapers could be just the beginning. The Elements brand is said to be a line of premium everyday essentials. Amazon Elements is going after the business model of honest.com, which sells baby products. But it's also going after Grubhub and Seamless with a new restaurant take out and delivery service. You can browse restaurants and place online food orders within Amazon local. The service is only available in Seattle for now. So what's next? Some reports say Amazon's working on a travel and hotel booking site. It's only a matter of time before Amazon builds its own vacation resort. Amazons not the only tech company expanding into kiddy products, Google plans to create kid friendly websites and softwares, specifically for kids ages 12 and under. The VP of engineering for this project talked about it with USA Today. She didn't get specific examples but it's likely Google may create kid friendly search engines, YouTube or even a Chrome browser. It's not easy making sites for kids when there are laws to limit websites from collecting data on young users. Disney is also expanding tech for kids. It just announced a new line of education apps for kids ages three to eight. These Imagicademy app. Teach math, science, art, reading, and social skills. And they have companion apps for parents. A grown-up can follow what their kids are doing on the learning game from their own, separate smartphone. The first app is Mickey's Magical Math World, coming out next week, on December 11th. And it's free, without ads. But extra activities on the app cost $5 a piece. Personally, I prefer Donald in Mathmagic Land, but. That was a time long before apps. That's your tech news update and you could always find more at cnet.com and be sure to follow along on Twitter. From our studios in New York, i'm Bridget Carey.