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Middle Finger Emoji to Address the Most Common Emotion Felt When Texting

Middle Finger Emoji to Address the Most Common Emotion Felt When Texting

By Josh Wolford June 17, 2014

The Unicode Consortium, the group that regulates the industry standard for emoji and other types of text across multiple platforms (like iOS and Android), has just announced the Unicode Standard version 7.0, which consists of 2,834 new characters – including …

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Papa John
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Brits Type 1.2 Billion Text Messages Per Week

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Americans Support Ban On Texting While Driving
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Eighty-nine percent of American adults believe that sending text messages or emails while driving is dangerous and should be banned according to a new survey commissioned by mobile messaging service Pinger and conducted by Harris Interactive.

Yahoo Pushes ALT-ernative Text For Images

By effectively labeling images that lack descriptive or any ALT-attribute text, people who use screen readers can more fully understand the contents of images on a web page.

Google Book Search Gets Text Layer
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Google Book Search has, up until now, provided images of text; these were fine for reading, but not so great for anything else.  So the service is taking a step forward and offering true “text layers” of many of its out-of-copyright books.