Google To Launch Kid-friendly Chrome, YouTube

Google is planning to launch kid-friendly versions of its Chrome browser, YouTube music streaming service and other products in 2015, Google confirmed to MarketWatch on Thursday. The new products will be targeted at kids ages eight to 13. The company did not offer a look as to how these products might operate, what they might look like, or how they might differ from its current products, which are available now for free to a vast majority of Internet users. However, in an interview with USA Today, which first reported the news, Google's vice president of engineering Pavni Diwanji said the aim is to see that technology is used in a "better way" by young people, who already have technology at their fingertips both at home and at school. Google did not provide a timetable for the rollout but indicated that it would be in 2015. This comes on the heels of a number of recently-launched Google programs aimed at children, including Made with Code and Doodle 5 Google.

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