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Leading App Developer Cupcake Digital Releases

Wubbzy’s Space Adventure, First in a Series of Spanish Language Enhanced Story Experiences

NEW YORK, NY (April 8, 2013) – Wubbzy’s Space Adventure, the first of Cupcake Digital’s popular enhanced story apps to give consumers the option of toggling between English and Spanish with the simple touch of a button, is now available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and for NOOK for $1.99, or as a free upgrade for those who have already downloaded the English-only version. It is an important initiative for the company to provide these story experiences for young children and parents who want high-quality apps in Spanish. By giving parents this choice, the company is meeting several objectives: supporting the needs of parents who want to experience the apps in their native tongue, providing a tool for bilingual parents who want their kids to practice Spanish and giving children a way to practice some basic language skills.  The Spanish narration and individually highlighted words in the app are designed specifically for teaching the basics of spelling and vocabulary and could be used to practice the language.

“We are incredibly excited to share our wonderful array of apps in Spanish,” said Brad Powers, Chairman of Cupcake Digital. “My wife is Hispanic and we had the idea that an app available in English and Spanish might be a good way to get my son excited about the language. When I was searching for Spanish language apps for him, I found there was very limited to no availability for the kinds of apps he would like. We recognized a need, and felt it was a choice we wanted to give consumers. We have made it our goal that every one of our story apps will be followed closely by a Spanish version, and we look forward to making them available in other languages as well.”

Wow! Wow! features include:

·      Now bi-lingual (English and Spanish): Being able to hear the same story in two languages allows for natural language acquisition through hearing a familiar story in another language

·      Three reading modes: Just a Book, Read to Me and Read & Play

·      Fun mini-games within the story

·      Three original sing-a-long music videos taken from the popular EmmyÒ Award-winning series

·      Coloring pages with scenes straight from the story

·      A Grown-Up’s Corner to guide parents, teachers and caregivers in discussing the story with kids

Wubbzy’s vibrant and exciting adventures in other top-rated apps will soon be available in Spanish, including Wubbzy’s Pirate Treasure, Wubbzy’s Train Adventure and Wubbzy’s Dinosaur Adventure and others. Wubbzy and friends are also interacting with Spanish-speaking fans on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as iWubbzy, iDaizy, iWidget and iWalden.

English Trailer with Intro:

Spanish Trailer with intro:


About Cupcake Digital

Cupcake Digital, Inc. was established in June 2012 with the intent of transforming children’s entertainment properties into deluxe story experiences infused with educational elements.    Its first venture into digital applications was based on the EmmyÒ Award-winning television series “Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!Ò”  These apps immediately rose to # 1 and # 3 among children’s book apps on Amazon and iTunes respectively.  Since then, every subsequent children’s app created by Cupcake Digital has achieved a top 10 ranking on Amazon.  Headquartered in NYC, Cupcake Digital was founded by proven professionals in the fields of technology, family entertainment, publishing and brand marketing.  In October of 2012, Cupcake Digital received its first round of private funding and has since gone on to partner with additional major children’s entertainment properties.  For more information about Cupcake Digital Inc., please visit www.cupcakedigital.com.

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Article from GigaOm.

What an amazing and relaxing week. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving meal with your loved ones and spent time thinking about how much we have to be thankful for.

If you are done shopping and are looking for some good stuff to read, here are seven stories I recommend for this weekend…

  • 10 Things Julius Caesar could have taught us about business leadership: Oliver Blanchard goes back in time and finds that there is a lot to learn from the Roman emperor.
  • Making Cents: As someone who celebrates the success of new connected companies like Spotify and Pandora, it is eye-opening to see the other side of the equation. Damon Krukowski of Galazie 500, a musician, shares his story.
  • The man who hacked Hollywood: Since I am in Hollywood myself, why not share this story about Chris Chaney, who hacked the emails of some of the biggest names in Hollywood? Just plain common sense and some dedication from his Florida home.
  • The divine Gary Cooper: And talking about scandals, even the old Hollywood had many of those. I wonder what bloggers would have done with Gary Cooper.
  • Why it is good to be Michael Lewis: Well, there are many reasons, and they all start with his books. Great profile of Lewis and his rise to the top of the writing totem pole.
  • Mexico: Risking life for truth: is a great story about reporters who ply their craft in Mexico at the risk of being beheaded. An eye-opening story about how journalism happens in one of the most dangerous places in the world.
  • The Mandate of Hell: Tom Engelhardt laments the pervasiveness of the do-nothing culture, especially amongst the politician set. As an apolitical person, I found this piece resonating with me.

Read more here.


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