Kik is a solid chat app with fun extras, but if you don't already have friends using it, there's nothing to really set it apart from the competition.
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The 4-year-old company is now letting people visit any Web site without leaving the app.
Kids love Kik because they don't have to give out their phone number, CEO and founder Ted Livingston tells CNET.
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