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How TikTok can help with education

Kaspersky Blog – 9.18.20

At first glance, TikTok, the fun and fresh social media platform doesn’t seem to offer much beyond addictive dance videos and risky challenges, but TikTok does host educational content as well, with more added every day. You just need to know how to find it.

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Ride easy with new biking features in Google Maps

Google Blog 7.21.20 (7.20.20)

People across the world are opting to hop on their bikes—especially with summer arriving in many parts of the world and more people looking for safer ways to get around. Since February, requests for cycling directions in Google Maps have jumped by 69 percent—hitting an all-time high last month. Whether people are hitting the road to get their heart pumping or commute safely during COVID-19, we’re making it easier for cyclists everywhere to get on their own bike or a shared one.

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Shoploop: an entertaining new way to shop online

Google Blog – 7.16.20 

Last year, I was on the New York City subway conducting user research for Touring Bird, a project I was working on with Area 120, Google’s in-house lab for experimental projects. One of the young commuters standing next to me was silently scrolling on her device, switching between a social media app, YouTube and an online shop.

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3 tips for using new image-based product search in Bing Shopping

Microsoft Blogs – 6.29.20 (6.25.20)

Since the last month’s update on “4 ways to save money”, we continue to see more shoppers search for products on our platform to get the best price, across sellers. In this update, we are excited to introduce new image-based search experiences on Bing Shopping.

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Introducing the new surf game in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Blogs – 5.28.20 (5.26.20)

Starting with build 83.0.478.37, users can now play a surfing-themed game in the new Microsoft Edge when they’re offline or by navigating to edge://surf. The game, which has been available for Insiders since late February, is now available for everyone to play in the latest Stable channel release. Download the new Microsoft Edge here to get started surfing today!

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