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Netflix Defends Content Release Strategy

Since Netflix has been offering its customers original shows, it has been offering them full seasons at a time, catering to the well-known binge-watching phenomenon. Netflix’s competitors have often criticized this approach, and when the company changed the strategy up a little bit late last year with the launch of Turbo FAST, some questioned whether the company was straying from …

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Apple Pays $32.5 Mil. To Parents Who Didn’t Consent

Unintentional (or intentional) digital purchases have been a rising epidemic for parents who’ve allowed their offspring free reign over their iTunes login and credit card. Last Wednesday, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced that Apple Inc. will refund at least $32.5 million to U.S. consumers after ongoing complaints were made about charges concerning children purchasing mobile apps without their parents’ …

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Netflix’s ‘Turbo FAST’ Gets A Trailer, Release Date

Back in February, Netflix announced a partnership with DreamWorks Animation that would see the release of the original kids series Turbo FAST in this month. The show is based on the character from the movie Turbo. Netflix has now released a trailer for the series, and revealed that the first five episodes will debut on Christmas Eve. More episodes will …

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Flaming Hot Cheetos Sends Kids to the Hospital

Frito Lays’ Flamin’ Hot Cheetos motto is “dangerously cheesy”, which seems to be a fitting warning for children that can’t stomach the spicy red puffed cornmeal snacks. Kids and adults who are overstuffing their faces with the treat are winding up in the hospital with stomach problems. Eating very spicy snacks can change the pH balance in the stomach, resulting …

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Netflix Releases New Clip From Upcoming Timberlake-Produced Documentary ‘The Short Game’

Earlier this month, Netflix announced that it acquired the award-winning documentary The Short Game. The company considers this its first original documentary. The film is about several seven-year-old golfers, who train to compete in the World Championships of Junior Golf. It’s produced by Rafael Marmor, Christopher Leggett, and Josh Greenbaum, and executive produced by Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake, Timm Oberwelland, …

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‘The Short Game’ (Which Counts Justin Timberlake Among Its Producers) Will Be The First Netflix Original Documentary

It seems like only yesterday that Netflix announced that it acquired an award-winning documentary – its first “major” acquisition in its original documentary initiative (Netflix’s words). That’s probably because it was only yesterday. Today’s another day, and Netflix has announced that it has added another award-winning film to its original documentary slate: The Short Game. This one, Netflix says, is …

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Best Kid-Trolling Prank Returns for Another Year

A few times a year, Jimmy Kimmel asks his viewers to massively troll their loved ones, capture it all on videos, and upload it to YouTube. Every time it’s great. Earlier this year, he asked men to mess with their significant others on Valentine’s Day by giving them horrible gifts. Some insane people actually did it, and it was hilarious. …

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Is Facebook Losing Teens?

The kids aren’t digging Facebook as much as they used to be. That’s the message that has been coming through the blogosphere, and finally, even kind of admitted by Facebook itself. Do you think Facebook is at risk of losing teens? Let us know in the comments. Facebook released its Q3 earnings this week. While there was plenty of positive …

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Netflix Targets Kids In UK With New Ad

Over the past year or so, Netflix has been greatly increasing its focus on kids. This continues with a new ad the company has just released targeting kids in the UK, called Netflix Kids Takeover: In the ad, Netflix plays up titles like Cloud With a Chance of Meatballs, Up, iCarly, Mars Needs Moms!, Oscar’s Oasis, Austin & Ally, The …

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E-Cigarette Ad Pops Up Inside Kids iPad Game

If you asked the world’s second-largest tobacco company about their new marketing strategies, I’m going to assume that they wouldn’t include running ads in kids apps in their response. Nevertheless, an ad for Vype, the first e-cigarette marketed by British American Tobacco, recently appeared as an in-app advertisement in a kids iPad game. The ad was spotted and tweeted out …

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Regular Bedtime Likely to Produce Good Behavior in Kids

LiveScience reports a new study published this week by British researchers in the journal Pediatrics has concluded that young children behave worse when they go to sleep at a different time each night. 10,000 children were enrolled in the Millennium Cohort Study, which was a long-term research project examining babies who were born in the U.K. between 2001 and 2002. …

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Liev Schreiber: Naomi Watts Made First Move?

Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts have been together for years and have kids together, but the star has finally come out and revealed information about when they initially got together. Watts recently revealed that she was the one who made the first move. The couple knew each other a bit already, but their relationship did not get going until a …

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