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Complaints on Facebook get mall Santa fired

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A Santa who might well have been slightly misanthropic is fired by a mall in Portland, Maine after parents plague the Mall's Facebook page with whining. [Read more]...
Complaints on Facebook get mall Santa fired

Why teens are tiring of Facebook

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Facebook has become a social network that's often too complicated, too risky, and, above all, too overrun by parents to give teens the type of digital freedom they crave. [Read more]...
Why teens are tiring of Facebook

Video game industry pushes ratings education amid debate about violence

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Parents puzzling over which video games to buy for their children can get a quick read on what's in a game by looking at the rating on the box. Like movie ratings, these labels offer a rough guideline to the kinds of actions parents can expect once they crack open...
Video game industry pushes ratings education amid debate about violence

RentSocial, Launching Today, Adds A Social Layer To The Rental Process [TCTV]

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Looking for an apartment is usually pretty simple: you go on Craigslist, find three apartments that look like they’ve been used to chop up beeves, and then move in with your buddy whose roommate made meth in the basement. At least that’s how it worked for me a few...
RentSocial, Launching Today, Adds A Social Layer To The Rental Process [TCTV]
Apple iPod touch review (2012)
Here's what's new in Windows Phone 8: Kid's Corner, Rooms, instant photo uploads

Kyocera Rise comes to Sprint for $20, Virgin for $100

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Kyocera has announced that its Rise Android 4.0 smartphone will be coming launching on Sprint's network on Sunday and on Virgin later this month. The Kyocera Rise will be available at the beginning of next week for $20 with the purchase or renewal of a monthly contract. The phone will...
Kyocera Rise comes to Sprint for $20, Virgin for $100

How the Apple TV can compete with the Xbox One

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Microsoft impressed me when it unveiled the Xbox One earlier this week. I can’t imagine a future where we won’t be talking and gesturing to our TVs while visiting with grandma on a video call and playing a game at the same time. Throughout the presentation, I was thinking, I wish...
How the Apple TV can compete with the Xbox One

We Wish We Could Follow This Class of Kindergartners on Twitter

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(twitter.com/#!/jensclass) But alas, we cannot. Jennifer Aaron, a kindergarten teacher at PS-150 in Tribeca, has made her class's account private. At the end of every day, she sits down with the five-year-olds and asks them to summarize what they did that day to the 35 parents and friends who follow...
We Wish We Could Follow This Class of Kindergartners on Twitter
Education | Texting Isn't Writing, It's Fingered Speech

Big Brother? No, It's Parents

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An array of surveillance software now exists to let parents keep tabs on their children's activities online, raising questions about appropriate parenting....
Big Brother? No, It's Parents

Forget CDs -- Teens Are Tuning Into YouTube

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Among the issues dividing teenagers and their parents, add whether to listen to music on YouTube or on CD. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. teenagers under the age of 18 say they use Google Inc.’s video-sharing site to listen to music, more than any other medium, according to a new consumer...
Forget CDs -- Teens Are Tuning Into YouTube

Girls Confide in Parents More Than Boys

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Girls Confide in Parents More Than Boys
Teacher subjects third-graders to lie detector test with bogus smartphone app
PSA: Don't Walk Across an Icy Central Park Pond Just to Take Instagrams

Facebook admits it is powerless to stop young users setting up profiles

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Director of policy for UK and Ireland admits company 'has not got a mechanism for eradicating problem' of underage usersFacebook has admitted that there is almost nothing it can do to stop young users setting up profiles and potentially being exposed to explicit content, online bullying and grooming.The world's biggest...
Facebook admits it is powerless to stop young users setting up profiles

Parents Get New Weapons in War Over Kids' Phones

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Thanks to social networks, bullying is no longer confined to the schoolyard; victims are potentially subject to harassment anytime, anywhere, and from any handheld device....
Parents Get New Weapons in War Over Kids' Phones

Automatic net porn block rejected

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Ministers reject plans to automatically block internet access to pornography on all computers, saying the move is not widely supported by parents....
Automatic net porn block rejected
Facebook looking to add access for children under 13, says the Wall Street Journal

Growing Up Geek: Mark Hearn

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Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. This week, we have our very own Mark Hearn! I can vividly recall the first gadget that I ever owned....
Growing Up Geek: Mark Hearn

Uber Feels The Brotherly Love, Begins Testing Its On-Demand Car Service In Philadelphia

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Well, it’s about time on-demand car service Uber landed around these parts. According to a new post on the company’s official blog, Uber has just soft-launched in Philadelphia and now has a small crew of their tell-tale black cars cruising around the city. And I do mean small — a...
Uber Feels The Brotherly Love, Begins Testing Its On-Demand Car Service In Philadelphia
This Is How It Feels When Your Startup Fails
Apple Offers Refund After British Boy Spends $2500 on In-App Purchases in 15 Minutes

Tinybeans is a digital journal dedicated to photos of your child

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Unbaby.me, unfriend me, the discussion around the pros and cons of posting baby photos online has got a kick in recent weeks thanks to the aforementioned Chrome app that replaces baby pics with “awesome stuff.” While it is a pained and clichéd discussion (yeah, I’m not at all interested) the...
Tinybeans is a digital journal dedicated to photos of your child

Kids As Young As Six Now Watching Porn Online

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SFW. (Photo: Hashgram) Oh no, our world’s children are succumbing to the perils of the World Wide Web. A new survey of 19,000 parents worldwide said their kids browse porn as early as age six and begin e-flirting at eight years old. The news comes from Bitdefender, a Bucharest-based antivirus company, that compiled the...
Kids As Young As Six Now Watching Porn Online

This just in: Parents impact kids more than video games do

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commentary Should we worry about fantasy violence? Yes, writes college professor Tony Durr. We should also worry about how we're parenting. [Read more]...
This just in: Parents impact kids more than video games do
Megaupload user asks for his perfectly legal videos back

Kenneth And Ben Lerer Talk Good Design, Strong Politics, And Mixing Work And Family [TCTV]

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For some of us, hanging out with our parents is something best relegated to off-work hours and holidays. But Kenneth Lerer and Ben Lerer have had some big successes working together at Lerer Ventures, the New York City venture capital firm whose portfolio includes BuzzFeed, Warby Parker, Everlane, FancyHands,...
Kenneth And Ben Lerer Talk Good Design, Strong Politics, And Mixing Work And Family [TCTV]

This 5-Year-Old Kid Just Spent Over $2,500 In 5-Minute iPad App Buying Spree

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Wherein tiny digits cost a U.K. family big, big bucks. A 5-year-old child in the U.K. astonished and dismayed his parents after running up a bill of £1,710.43 (over $2,500) in just five minutes by making a sequence of expensive in-app purchases in an otherwise free iPad game. He...
This 5-Year-Old Kid Just Spent Over $2,500 In 5-Minute iPad App Buying Spree

Online tool gauges if your home is stimulating enough for baby

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Researchers at Texas A&M develop an online test that helps parents learn whether their homes provide sufficient stimulation to develop motor skills. [Read more]...
Online tool gauges if your home is stimulating enough for baby
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