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2013-05-09 23:47:34

Cyphercon was featured on NewsWatch as part of its popular segment, AppWatch, that takes a look at the latest and coolest mobile applications on the market. Andrew Tropeano, host of AppWatch, reviewed the mobile application for the NewsWatch audience. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 Cyphercon was featured on NewsWatch as part of its popular segment, AppWatch, that takes a look at the latest and coolest mobile applications on the market. Andrew Tropeano, host of AppWatch, reviewed the...

2012-07-17 23:00:05

Joshua Flaum and Weily Apps Launch UrFace, an Application that Replaces Popular Emoticons with Images of Users Face. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2012 Joshua Flaum and Weily Apps, a leader in the development of fun, mobile apps, has announced the launch of the emoticon application UrFace. Users will now have the ability to replace popular emoticons with images of their own face; creating a fun and customized messaging experience. Until recently, expressing ones range of emotions...

Emoticons Enter Patent Wars
2012-03-21 04:52:51

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com In the most recent installment in the tech industry´s increasingly absurd patent wars, Varia Holdings LLC is suing mobile device makers Samsung Electronics and Research in Motion (RIM) for allegedly infringing its patent on a technology used to insert emoticons into text messages. In case you´ve been living in rural Indochina for the last decade, emoticons are those obnoxious (yet strangely convenient) little faces that we´re all guilty of...

2011-05-01 00:08:47

New Tongue And Cheek Mobile Application Coming To Your Smartphone New York, NY (PRWEB) April 29, 2011 The YoFace is the newest mobile emoticon application soon to be available on iPhone, Blackberry, and Android. The YoFace creators found that there was an uncontested market space for software that enables users to communicate solely through emoticons"¦On Steroids. CEO Marc Shaer says that "These aren't your typical smiley faces, this application goes beyond the limit of what...

2010-12-16 05:59:58

By Lee Rannals For RedOrbit - Have a question for Lee? Writers Andrea Bartz and Brenna Ehrlich took a poll on CNN of 500 people to determine what the most-hated emoticons are. The two writers also challenged users not to use the digital form of expressing emotion via keyboard throughout the rest of 2010.  I fully support this charitable act for those, like me, who wish this form of digital expression would have been aboard the Russian Proton rocket that plummeted into the ocean off the...

2010-10-25 10:41:00

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The ASCII Group, Inc. (ASCII), the nation's oldest and most established community of independent solution providers, has announced an innovative and unique social media service to help ASCII members manage and increase their presence on social media outlets. The new service provides automated communication three times daily during the normal business week to popular social media outlets including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Jerry Koutavas,...

2009-08-13 12:24:17

People from East Asia tend to have a tougher time than those from European countries telling the difference between a face that looks fearful versus surprised, disgusted versus angry, and now a new report published online on August 13th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, explains why. Rather than scanning evenly across a face as Westerners do, Easterners fixate their attention on the eyes."We show that Easterners and Westerners look at different face features to read facial...

2009-02-11 21:33:34

Indiana researchers say when men and women text message each other, women who use non-standard language techniques like emoticons. Indiana University researchers Susan Herring and Asta Zelenkauskaite said when the exchanges occur via text messaging in a public venue -- in this case, Italy's real-time interactive music television channel Allmusic -- it is the women who push their messages closest to the character-count limit, use more abbreviations and insertions and use more emoticons --...

2008-12-12 14:00:00

A local businessman says that a series of punctuation marks used to convey a wink in text messages, known as an emoticon, have been trademarked in Russia. Oleg Teterin, an entrepreneur, said the trademark for the ;-) emoticon was granted to him by Russia's federal patent agency. However, critics doubt the trademark's legal basis because the emoticon has been in the public domain for years. Teterin said he would chase firms using the symbol without permission. "I want to highlight that this is...

2008-11-26 13:41:20

Developing strategies to mimic face-to-face interactions In a new article in the current issue of American Journal of Sociology authors Daniel A. Menchik and Xiaoli Tian (both of the University of Chicago) study how we use emoticons, subject lines, and signatures to define how we want to be interpreted in email. The authors find that "a shift to email interaction requires a new set of interactional skills to be developed." Unlike face-to-face conversations, email interactions leave out tone...

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