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Messenger Kids rolls out passphrases so kids can initiate friend requests themselves – TechCrunch

Messenger Kids rolls out passphrases so kids can initiate friend requests themselves – TechCrunch Facebook is making it easier for kids to add their friends on its under-13 chat app, Messenger Kids. Starting today, the company is rolling out a new feature that will allow kids to request parents’ approval …

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Amazon Rapids, the chat fiction for kids, is now free – TechCrunch

Amazon Rapids, the chat fiction for kids, is now free – TechCrunch Amazon Rapids, the chat fiction that encourages kids to read by presenting stories in the form of text message conversations, is now going free. Previously, Amazon had been charging $2.99 per month for a subscription that allows unlimited …

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Subscription startup Kidbox launches its own clothing lines – TechCrunch

Subscription startup Kidbox launches its own clothing lines – TechCrunch Kidbox, a subscription clothing box similar to Stitch Fix – but aimed at parents who dislike kids’ clothes shopping (aka all of us) – is now launching its own private label kids’ brands. At launch, the three clothing brands – …

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SuperAwesome now offers kids brands an alternative to YouTube – TechCrunch

SuperAwesome now offers kids brands an alternative to YouTube – TechCrunch SuperAwesome, the “kidtech” startup valued now at over $100 million, is today launching its own alternative to YouTube’s embedded video player. The technology is aimed at kids publishers – not consumers directly – and is part of the company’s …

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Messenger Kids launches in Mexico – TechCrunch

Messenger Kids launches in Mexico – TechCrunch Messenger Kids, Facebook’s parent-controlled messaging app that lets kids text, call, video chat, and use face filters, has now arrived in Mexico. The launch follows Messenger Kids’ recent expansion outside the U.S., where in June it first became available to users in Canada and …

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Winnie raises $4 million to make parents’ lives easier – TechCrunch

Winnie raises $4 million to make parents’ lives easier – TechCrunch An app that has the needs of modern-day parents in mind, Winnie, has now raised $4 million in additional seed funding in a round led by Reach Capital. Other investors in the new round include Rethink Impact, Homebrew, Ludlow Ventures, Afore …

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Amazon FreeTime Unlimited finally lands on Apple’s App Store – TechCrunch

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited finally lands on Apple’s App Store – TechCrunch Five and half years after it launched, one of the more popular apps for kids’ reading and entertainment has finally arrived on the iOS. Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the e-commerce giant’s subscription service for children 3-12 that gives unlimited access …

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