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Spotify ends test that required family plan subscribers to share their GPS location – TechCrunch

Spotify ends test that required family plan subscribers to share their GPS location – TechCrunch Spotify has ended a test that required its family plan subscribers to verify their location, or risk losing accessing to its music streaming service. According to recent reports, the company had sent out emails to …

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A majority of U.S. teens are bullied online – TechCrunch

A majority of U.S. teens are bullied online – TechCrunch A majority of U.S. teens have been subject to online abuse, according to a new study from Pew Research Center, out this morning. Specifically, that means they’ve experienced at least one of a half-dozen types of online cyberbullying, including name-calling, …

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Google’s parental control software Family Link expands to teens – TechCrunch

Google’s parental control software Family Link expands to teens – TechCrunch Google’s parental control software for mobile devices, Family Link, will now help parents of teenagers, too. The company announced this morning the addition of new features aimed at parents of children over the age of 13. Perhaps the most …

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More Alexa ‘blueprints’ arrive, offering customizable voice apps for families and roommates – TechCrunch

More Alexa ‘blueprints’ arrive, offering customizable voice apps for families and roommates – TechCrunch Earlier this year, Amazon rolled out a new feature that allowed Alexa device owners to create their own custom skills using preconfigured templates. Today, Amazon is expanding Alexa Blueprints, as the service is called, to include …

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Streaming service VRV adds NickSplat, a channel featuring classic 90’s Nickelodeon TV – TechCrunch

Streaming service VRV adds NickSplat, a channel featuring classic 90’s Nickelodeon TV – TechCrunch VRV, a fandom-focused digital streaming service, has signed a deal with Viacom and Nickelodeon to launch a new streaming channel dedicated to Nick’s classic 90’s shows and more. The new channel, called NickSplat (yes really), will …

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Amazon’s children’s book subscription ‘Prime Book Box’ opens to all in the U.S. – TechCrunch

Amazon’s children’s book subscription ‘Prime Book Box’ opens to all in the U.S. – TechCrunch Amazon today publicly launched a new perk for Prime members with young children, with the broad release of the new subscription-based “Prime Book Box” service. The $22.99 per box offering ships Prime members in the …

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Alexa will avoid tough questions with new, kid-friendly responses

Alexa will avoid tough questions with new, kid-friendly responses Amazon added a number of new, kid-friendly responses to Alexa that will avoid any unsavory questions, play songs with censored lyrics, and doesn’t ruin the existence of Santa Claus. The post Alexa will avoid tough questions with new, kid-friendly responses appeared …

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A majority of U.S. teens are taking steps to limit smartphone and social media use – TechCrunch

A majority of U.S. teens are taking steps to limit smartphone and social media use – TechCrunch It’s not just parents who are worrying about their children’s device usage. According to a new study released by Pew Research Center this week, U.S. teens are now taking steps to limit themselves …

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