Google just bought a storytelling app for kids

When Google said it was busy creating a kid-friendly internet, it wasn't joking around. The company just bought Launchpad Toys, best known for its animated storytelling app Toontastic. While it's too soon to know what Google's exact plans are, Launchpad says its going to make "even more amazing creativity tools" for the younger crowd. That may mean web-based tools, knowing Google. Whatever the search provider does, now's a good time to check out Launchpad's apps -- Toontastic and its add-on content are free in the wake of the buyout.