PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Virtual Piggy, Inc. (OTCBB: VPIG), an innovator in safe-online youth purchasing, today announced that they have entered into an agreement to provide their eCommerce service to MusicSkins LLC, a leading manufacturer of premium quality vinyl skin products. Through the agreement, Virtual Piggy will provide MusicSkins with a secure mechanism that will allow children to shop online in a parent controlled, parent monitored, COPPA compliant environment.
Offering thousands of images from Dora the Explorer, Spongebob, iCarly, Domo to Exploding Dog, Justin Bieber and more, MusicSkin makes it fun and easy for children and adults to personalize their devices by uploading their own photos, artwork, logos or images.
“I am thrilled to partner with the Virtual Piggy team to provide a safe, controlled eCommerce solution for our customers,” said Laura Lavi-Jones, Chairman of MusicSkins." "As a mom in today’s digital age, I know how important it is for parents to know that there are merchants who offer a safe purchasing environment to their kids.”
MusicSkins allows users to put their favorite group, character or own creation on over 350 consumer electronics including Nintendo DSi, iPhone, gaming console and controller, iPad, Rock Hero guitar, personal computer, and more.
About Virtual Piggy, Inc.
Virtual Piggy, Inc. delivers a technology platform designed for the management of the Under 18 age group in the global online market. The Virtual Piggy technology enables online businesses to function in a manner consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and similar international children’s privacy laws. Virtual Piggy technology enables the Under 18 audience to play, transact and socialize in a secure online environment guided by parental permission, oversight and control. For more information about Virtual Piggy, please visit the Company’s website at: www.virtualpiggy.com
MusicSkins LLC is the industry leader in music, fashion, art, television, and pop culture premium quality, vinyl skins. We envision all iPods, mobile phones, PDAs, gaming devices, laptops, iPads, cameras, hard drives, e-readers and other personal electronics as portable canvases for style and individuality. Our focus on pop culture and personalization has created a stylish way for bands, brands, artists, TV shows, DJs, models, charities, and media outlets to become closer to their fans while providing protection and an alternative to bulky cases. The popularity of so many diverse images in our skins catalog from The Beatles to Taylor Swift, Domo to Ed Hardy, Adult Swim to Find The Cure Clothing and everything in between has separated MusicSkins as the source for the coolest skins on the planet.
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