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SuperAwesome founder and chief executive Dylan Collins. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

SuperAwesome, the London-based “kid tech” company established by Irish tech entrepreneur Dylan Collins, has raised a further $13 million (€11.5 millio(...)

Barbie dolls are have been manufactured by Mattel since 1959. These days, dolls, action figures and miniature cars are competing for the attention of children, who are spending hours a day playing online games

Beekeeper Barbie was lonely. On a rainy Sunday afternoon in December, the foot-tall plastic doll stood on a store shelf, perfect smile frozen in place(...)

Star Wars action figures. Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/ AFP/ Getty Images

A wonderful archive clip of the late Barry Norman reviewing the original Star Wars on the BBC’s Film 77 leaves no doubt as to his opinion on a certain(...)

Dylan Collins says laws such as the children’s online privacy protection Act (COPPA) in the US and its European cousin GDPR-K, which both legally prevent data capture on kids, are triggering a seismic structural change in the internet

Future generations will look back in astonishment at the lackadaisical attitude shown towards protecting children’s privacy online in recent years, ac(...)

In the new version of the game, well-known landmarks including the Ha’penny Bridge stand alongside commercial enterprises such as the Nord Anglia International School, the restaurant chain Freshly Chopped and Maxwell Photography. Photograph: Hasbro/PA Wire

Businesses which feature on the new Dublin edition of Monopoly paid for their places on the board, prompting the advertising watchdog to accuse the ga(...)

Paddy Power Betfair fell almost 3.9 per cent to €73.45. Several UK-exposed gambling companies were under pressure after the Financial Times reported that UK Chancellor Philip Hammond was set to increase taxes paid by offshore bookies in his budget later this month.

European shares fell at the end of a choppy trading session on Monday, as relief over Moody’s decision to keep Italy’s sovereign rating outlook stable(...)

The industry’s traditional players have also been rattled in recent years by  children preferring electronic games over physical toys

Toymaker Hasbro missed analysts’ estimates for quarterly revenue and profit on Monday, as the demise of major retail partner Toys ‘R’ Us hurt sales in(...)

Leslie Moonves the former chairman and chief executive of  CBS. Photograph: Reuters

Leslie Moonves, the top executive at CBS Corp since 2006 and a major figure at the broadcast network and media company for more than two decades, res(...)

Traders working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 23rd. Photograph: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The Iseq index in Dublin underperformed, as Ryanair accompanied news of an earnings drop with a forecast that average fares will be lower than expecte(...)

The company’s revenue fell 7 per cent to $904.5 million in the quarter, but was nearly half the drop expected. Photograph: iStock

Toymaker Hasbro topped Wall Street estimates for profit and revenue in the second quarter as it emerged from the worst effects of last year’s Toys ’R’(...)

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