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December 18, 2015 Oxford Dictionaries chose an emoji as its 2015 Word of the Year. Even by Oxford's own definition, it is just not a word: It's an emoticon or a pictograph, argues philosopher Alva Noë.
The Unicode Consortium announced earlier this month that they are considering 67 new emojis to be released next summer.
October 25, 2015 The Unicode Consortium decides which emojis live or die. As they prepare to release the next batch of emojis, we ask the emoji gatekeeper's president about the approval process.
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October 23, 2015 The latest Apple iOS update includes a mysterious "eye-in-speech-bubble" emoji that has puzzled developers. The symbol is part of the Ad Council's new digital anti-bullying campaign, "I Am A Witness."
A UK banking services provider says emoji passwords will be easier to remember and safer than numeric or letter-based codes.
June 15, 2015 An online banking service in the UK plans to give customers the ability to creat their online passwords and PINs out of emoji. But some experts aren't giving the move any smiley-faces.
Comedian Aziz Ansari became a pioneer of emoji language use in 2011, when he transcribed the hit Jay-Z and Kanye West song, "Ni**as In Paris."
May 4, 2015 There's a growing tendency to bring the tiny hieroglyphs off phones, but not everyone is fluent. New takes on emoji integration suggest misunderstanding may be remedied with universal translation.
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SwiftKey analyzed more than a billion pieces of emoji data, organized by language and country. The poop emoji was most popular in Canada.
April 27, 2015 A study analyzes more than a billion pieces of emoji data across 16 languages and regions to gauge how different nations communicate. Most emojis sent are happy faces and other positive symbols.
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April 10, 2015 The eggplant emoji has become a favorite of salacious sexters. To rescue its sullied rep, we turn to our emoji keyboards and conjure up recipes to highlight the fruit's, ahem, culinary attributes.
The new emojis on Apple's operating system are racially diverse and they also feature a diverse group of families.
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February 23, 2015 The emojis now have different skin tones and the family icons now come in configurations that include two moms and two dads.
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Jonathan Franzen, pictured here at The New Yorker Festival Fiction Night in 2009, won the National Book Award for his third novel, The Corrections.
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November 18, 2014 The book, titled Purity, promises an expansive sprawl and familiar themes, but also a few stylistic experiments. Meanwhile, Texas gears up for a hearing and final vote on much-debated textbooks.
Next year, emoji characters will reflect a wider diversity of races.
November 4, 2014 The Unicode Consortium had previously backed only one skin color, a yellow-orange tone it considered generic. But the group threw away that approach after a wide call for more variety.
David Gregory speaks during the 2014 Matrix Awards at The Waldorf Astoria in April in New York City.
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August 22, 2014 Also: How to tell you're in a Balzac novel; Ernest Hemingway's letters.
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August 1, 2014 A report from a local Philadelphia TV station is reigniting a debate and getting people all up in arms. (Or should we say, up in hands?)
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