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Two large Apple shareholders say it needs to research the impact of smartphones on kids

Two of Apple’s institutional shareholders, hedge fund Jana Partners and California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), are calling on the company to study the impact of smartphone use on child development. In an open letter, the two investors said that after reviewing research, they believe that Apple needs to give …

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Pixel art coloring book apps are the newest App Store craze

Has your kid bugged you to let them download Sandbox Coloring? You’re probably not alone. The latest trend blowing up on the App Store is a new twist on the coloring book apps that have been popular for a couple of years. Now, instead of having users pick and choose …

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Voice recognition for kids isn’t child’s play, but this company has mastered it

SoapBox, a voice recognition company, has developed a platform that specifically understands children, ready to enhance the next generation of interactive toys, learning tools, and other voice controlled products. The post Voice recognition for kids isn’t child’s play, but this company has mastered it appeared first on Digital Trends. Source …

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YouTube promises to increase content moderation staff to over 10K in 2018

Now that its bottom line is being affected, YouTube says it will begin to take additional steps to protect its advertisers and creators from inappropriate content on its network. In a blog post authored by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki on Monday, the company said it will increase its staff to …

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YouTube terminates exploitive ‘kids’ channel ToyFreaks, among broader tightening of its endangerment policies

Following consumer outrage over YouTube’s handling of disturbing videos aimed at children on its network, the company has now banned one of the more controversial kid channels it hosted, Toy Freaks. The channel, the 68th largest on YouTube with over 8.5 million subscribers, was often criticized for its vile and …

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