Twitter Acquired A Startup That Lets You Virtually Hang Out With Friends
Apps Unveiled|February 2021
Twitter has acquired Squad, an app that lets you hang out with your friends via screen-sharing and video chat. Squad will help Twitter “bring new ways for people to interact, express themselves, and join in the public conversation,” Twitter’s VP of product, Ilya Brown, said in a tweet.

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When kids are spending more time online nowadays, parents are equally more concerned about the incidental exposure of kids to inappropriate stuff. To address this issue, Microsoft has recently introduced “Kids Mode” — a convenient browsing mode inside Microsoft Edge that has been designed specifically for kids. This feature, however, is limited to US English on Windows and MacOS.

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