Ahead of New Show Debut, PBS Revamps Its Kids’ Site to Be More Mobile-Friendly

The public broadcaster is working to find new ways to connect with kids and parents online, while also getting creative about ways for them to put the technology away.

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Rovio Chairman Invests in HTML5 Startup Goo Technologies

Rovio chairman and angel investor Kaj Hed has invested an undisclosed amount in Goo Technologies, a startup focused on high-end game graphics for HTML5. Hed owns 70 percent of Rovio, but his private investment firm Moor is legally separate from the Angry Birds studio, where his son Mikael Hed is the CEO. Goo Technologies is about a year and a half old, and focuses on high-quality graphics for cross-platform games, made possible via HTML5 and WebGL. Demos of its work are available here.

TiVo Unveils Next-Gen Roamio DVRs, Out-of-Home Streaming Coming Soon

Three years after its last major launch, TiVo finally revamps its product line.

With First U.S. Game Launch, Playtox Bets the Farm on HTML5’s Potential

A test for HTML5 from a gaming company that still believes it’s the future.

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HTML5 App Platform Ludei Nabs $1.5 Million in VC, Angel Funding

HTML5 app platform Ludei has received $1.5 million in funding from a group of unnamed angel investors and two Spanish venture capital firms, Kibo Ventures and Vitamina K. The San Francisco-based company’s mission is cross-platform apps that can be developed once and easily deployed to multiple mobile, social, desktop and browser app ecosystems. Ludei CEO Eneko Knorr sold his first venture, the Spanish Web-hosting company Hostalia, to Telefonica in 2007. This is Ludei’s first funding, excluding the $3 million Knorr personally put up to found the company.

Foxconn’s Firefox OS Hiring Spree

Foxconn is looking for up to 3,000 HTML 5-savvy software engineers to help with its Firefox OS efforts.


Web Browsers Are Reinvented

Mobile phones, wearable devices and self-driving cars are generating buzz as the future of technology. But the old Web browser is being reinvented too, in a trend with implications for how consumers work and entertain themselves online.

Look Ma! Still No App! Seven Months After Launch, Quartz Says Its Web-Only Business Site Is Thriving.

Two million visitors a month sounds pretty good.

Movile’s Bloisi Says Wi-Fi and Cheaper Prices Are Key for Smartphone Penetration in Latin America

The founder and CEO of Brazil’s largest mobile services company thinks the next four years will see a boom in the important region.

Blogging Pioneer Dave Winer Launches Outliner Web App That Saves Everything Locally

Little Outliner may appeal to people who don’t like storing their stuff in some company’s cloud.

Why Carriers Just Love Firefox OS

Time-Waster of the Day: Jam With Chrome

Apple Inhales Most of Particle