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The Pixel Kit is Kanos latest product to get your kids psyched about coding

While the Pixel Kit is arriving several months later than its December 2016 target ship date, its hitting a price point that is even cheaper than its backers paid (that price being $99; the target retail price was $129.99). The company is now shifting efforts to the other kits, though, at this date, Kano had told backers they would be shipping the last of their three products, instead of just the first. The company has not established any updated estimates for their later devices according to recent comments on its…

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YC-backed Vidcode raises $1.5M to teach teens to code using Snapchat filters, videos, memes and more

Vidcode, a Y Combinator-backed startup focused on teaching teens how to code, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding for its curriculum. While there are a number of learn-to-code platforms out there today, Vidcodes approach is to make coding more interesting to teens by connecting it to their existing interests like Snapchat filters and memes while also allowing young coders to leverage their own photos, videos and audio in their projects. Last summer, for example, the company launched a Snapchat geofilter contest which saw over 10,000 entries, and the winner…

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