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Re/code , WSJD

Google is losing an ads star as Margo Georgiadis moves to Mattel

Strategy
ÂŁ5,000,000 Undisclosed
Business Insider , TechCrunch , Tech City News

The company that made Prince George's dressing gown has raised ÂŁ5 million

Funding
The Verge

The Leka smart toy is a robot for children with developmental disabilities

CNET

Mattel is making an Amazon Echo that understands your kids, too

TNW

Mattel's Aristotle is a $300 child-friendly Echo alternative

$24,000,000 Venture capital
TechCrunch , VentureBeat , Variety

Osmo raises $24 million from Sesame, Mattel and other big names in toys and education

Robotics Family Funding
€2,500,000 Venture capital
Tech.eu

German robotic toy maker Kinematics raises €2.5 million

EU-Startups

SBrick – Controlling your LEGO’s functions from a great distance

EastWestDigitalNews

Russian startup Marvelmind Robotics wins first prize at Slush Shanghai

$19,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
TechCrunch

Rwanda’s tech initiatives prove African governments can catalyze innovation

Acquisition
businesswire

JAKKS Pacific Acquires C’est Moi™ Professional Skincare and Performance Makeup Brand

Wired UK , TechCrunch

Toca Boca's poop joke-fuelled TV revolution is going global

Family Video
TechCrunch

Mattel’s ThingMaker, the 3D printer that let kids make their own toys, delayed until next year

Robotics Family Materials
$500,000 Venture capital
TechCrunch , EU-Startups

Robo Wunderkind raises $500k and releases new apps for its robot that anyone can build

Robotics Startup events
Fintech Business

6 things to know about ASIC’s robo-advice guidance

People
Slashdot

New York Fines Viacom, Mattel and Hasbro For Tracking Kids Online

The Verge , TNW , Wired , +1

Viacom, Hasbro, and others fined $835,000 for ad tracking on children's websites

Websites Legal
$3,200,000 Equity crowdfunding
Geeky Gadgets , Kickstarter

Fidget Cube Raises Over $3.2 million Via Kickstarter - Still 37 Days Remaining (video)

Fintech Business

Robo-advice must be 'blended' with face-to-face

People Stock markets
Business Insider

Build-A-Bear got a new Pokémon plushie and it's already out of stock