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Depiction of Michigan as Hands Doesn’t Preclude Similar Depictions–High Five v. MFB

High Five Threads sells t-shirts and tchotchkes. It claims copyright and trademark protection for a depiction of upper and lower Michigan as two hands (left-most image below). People routinely depict lower Michigan as a hand, and apparently others envision the two peninsulas as giving each other a “high five” (which inspired the plaintiff’s name). The defendant depicted Michigan with a similar two-hand graphic (see right-most photo below). Copyright. The court says High Five’s depiction has th...
Tags: Apple, Law, Copyright, Hand, Michigan, Peter Pan, Trademark, Emojis, High Five, Unicode, Mfb, Saginaw Bay, Cub Club, Locc, Hand Map, High Five 's Hand Map

800 new emoji coming to Microsoft Teams, including a skin tone picker

Microsoft is giving you more ways to express yourself in Microsoft Teams with a new expanded emoji picker that's in public preview.
Tags: News, Microsoft, Trends, Computing, Teams, Emoji, Emojis, Microsoft Teams

Accessibility on Social Media; Tips for Ensuring Your Social Content is Accessible

Quick question – is your social media team taking the necessary steps to ensure your social content is accessible to all audiences, including those with sensory disabilities? Today, there are 466 million persons in the world with disabling hearing loss and 2.2 billion people that have a vision impairment or experience blindness. If your social teams aren’t taking the extra steps to create an accessible experience for everyone on social media, you’re excluding billions of people from being abl...
Tags: Instagram, Social Media, Seo, Emojis, Unicode, Content Creation, St Petersburg College, ASCII, Ignite Social Media, Facebook Instagram LinkedIn, Alexa Heinrich, Alexa Heinrich Social Media

We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #528

Facebook restricts Australian users from sharing or viewing news linksFacebook has announced that it will be restricting users in Australia from sharing or viewing news links to the platform. The move follows the debate on proposed legislation from the Australian government that seeks to push internet platforms to pay news publishers directly for access to share their content. Just four percent of the posts on the Facebook News Feed are news, the company claims, and says the legislation ‘fundame...
Tags: Gaming, Facebook, UK, Texas, Australia, California, Social Media, Seo, Reddit, Mashup, Emojis, Black, Black History Month, Facebook News Feed, Social Media Policy, Leon Bridges

Syringes and a flaming heart: iPhone reveals more than 200 new emojis

Options for couples with different skin tones and a bearded man or woman also part of iOS 14.5More than 200 new emojis will arrive on iPhones with the release of the next operating system update, including a vaccine-ready syringe, a flaming heart and a vast array of options for couples with different skin tones.The emojis will arrive as part of iOS 14.5, expected to hit iPhones within the next month. The changes, collated from beta versions by Jeremy Burge, the founder and “Chief Emoji Officer” ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Technology, Emojis, Jeremy Burge

How to get emoji on your MacBook's Touch Bar, and type with them in nearly any app

It's easy to get emoji on your MacBook's Touch Bar. Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images You can get emoji on the Mac Touch Bar if the program you're using allows you to type with them. When the emoji icon appears on your Mac's Touch Bar, you can tap it to open the emoji menu. You can swipe your finger along the Touch Bar to move through the emoji list, or search using your keyboard. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When Apple added the Touch Bar to MacBooks, i...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Trends, Macbook, Emoji, Emojis, Macbook Pro, Typing, Tech Insider, Bitmoji, macOS, Touch Bar, Ryan Ariano, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference

How to use Disney Plus GroupWatch emoji reactions while streaming remotely with friends and family

Disney Plus GroupWatch features an emoji library of six different reactions. MoMo Productions/Getty Images Disney Plus GroupWatch reactions are emojis that you can select while streaming a movie, TV show, or short. You can choose from six different responses, which will appear on all GroupWatch participants' screens during a stream.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When you're watching a movie with friends and family using Disney Plus's GroupWatch feature, you migh...
Tags: Groupwatch, Disney, Trends, Mobile Apps, Emojis, Watch Party, Tech Insider, Streaming Apps, Disney Plus, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference, Streaming (Reference, Abigail Abesamis Demarest

Emoji Law Year-in-Review for 2020

Some emoji law highlights from 2020: * My caselaw tally shows 132 cases referencing emojis or emoticons in 2020, a 25% increase from 2019. This year, I noticed that emojis are showing up in more murder cases–10 in 2020, compared to about 20 murder cases total in all prior years. * The standout emoji law opinion of 2020 is Burrows v. Houda, an Australian case that said the zipper-mouth emoji, by itself, could constitute a defamatory statement. The defendant will almost certainly win the case, but...
Tags: Google, Law, Canada, Johnson, Emojis, State, Drc, Burrows, Oher, Houda, Cardozo, Paulsrud, Lindemer, Emoticons Wikipedia, Moshe Berliner

How to Create Custom Emojis and Where You Can Actually Use Them

Was there ever a time that we were able to communicate without emojis? It’s difficult to remember, but these little icons are now an essential part of our digital communications, and if the thousands of currently available options aren’t enough for you, then you can create your own—and we’re going to show you how to…Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Science, Imessage, Facebook Messenger, Desktop, Emojis, Slack, Gboard

How to use emoji on your Mac in nearly any app, and save your favorites for quick use

It's easy to use emoji when typing on a Mac. Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images You can use emoji in nearly any Mac app through the "Emoji & Symbols" menu. To open your Mac's Emoji menu, you can use a keyboard shortcut, or find it by clicking "Menu" at the top of the screen. The Emoji menu will let you insert any emoji, along with a number of other symbols, punctuation marks, and accented letters. Once opened, you can change the size of the emoji, as well as mark your favorites. Visit B...
Tags: Apple, Keyboards, Mac, Trends, Emoji, Emojis, Unicode, Tech Insider, Bitmoji, macOS, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To

How to Avoid Misinterpretation when Using Emoji for Business

Here’s a tip: If you’re confused while trying to select an Emoji from rows of them, be very cautious. You wouldn’t want to send the wrong Emoji to any of your coworkers. Or to your manager or company CEO. It happens. Imagine sending an emoji you think is crying but someone interprets it as laughing hysterically. Depending on the message, it could cause quite an issue. Whoops. How to Avoid Misinterpreted Emoji in Business “Make sure that your written words support the intended interpretation o...
Tags: US, Sales, Emoji, Emojis, Stick, Small Business Operations, Emily Clark, Clutch Clutch, Hannah Hicklen, Hicklen

iOS 14 allows you to search for emojis by name or category on your iPhone's keyboard, so that you don't have to scroll through the whole list — here's how to do it

With iOS 14, it's easy to search for specific emojis on your iPhone's keyboard. Crystal Cox/Business Insider You can search for emojis on your iPhone, starting with iOS 14, so that you don't have to browse by scrolling through all of them. To search, switch to the emoji keyboard and type your search terms in the "Search Emoji" field.  When you find the emoji you want, tap it to insert it into the message you are drafting.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more st...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Microsoft, Imessage, Trends, Texting, Emoji, Emojis, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Crystal Cox, Ios 14, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference

Copyright Owner Claims Ownership Over Depicting Emoji Symbols in Multiple Colors–Cub Club v. Apple

[Reminder: our country is falling apart. Focus on that until the election, then revisit this post.] My Emojis and the Law paper argued that: (1) the diversity of emoji depictions (sometimes called fragmentation) creates potential misunderstandings that cause a host of novel and thorny legal issues, and (2) depiction diversity is the unwanted and unnecessary consequence of intellectual property protection for individual emoji symbols. This lawsuit, Cub Club Investment v. Apple in the Western Dist...
Tags: Apple, Law, America, Copyright, Emojis, Unicode, Western District of Texas, Unicode Technical Committee, Cub Club, Cub Club Investment, Patterson Sheridan, Multiple Colors Cub Club

New weed-themed emojis on the way

Technically, they are "sigh," "face in clouds," and "face with spiral eyes," but it's pretty clear how these will be used out in the wild. Emojipedia has the full list in addition to these renderings of what the finals may look like. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Weed, Emoji, Emoticons, Emojis, Emojipedia

Better dictation in latest Dev Channel build will faithfully convert your spittle-flecked Windows 10 rantings to text

With auto-punctuation and all! Plus: Emojis... and more Edge-y nagging Microsoft took pity on those who like to yell at their PCs with an improved version of Windows dictation among other cosmetic tweaks in an updated Dev Channel build.…
Tags: Microsoft, Software, Emojis

How emoji use can reinforce racist white supremacy

When you first hear "emojis can be racist," it might sound like the kind of reductive hyperbole of progressive discourse that you'd find on Hannity as he tries to make a big deal out of a single stupid tweet that some intern dug up in order to further prove that the Culture War is real. But when you actually break it down — as seen in this presentation by Sara Mei Ling Goldstein and Megan E. Glavin — emojis can reveal some surprisingly complex levels about "default whiteness" and the ways that w...
Tags: Post, News, Racism, Emojis, Black, White Supremacy, HANNITY, Sara Mei Ling Goldstein, Megan E Glavin

Electrify America Won’t Rest Until There’s an EV Emoji

Electrify America, the organization formed as part of Volkswagen’s $2-billion penance to promote the spread of electric vehicles after the Dieselgate scandal, is touting a new EV-related icon it believes will be in service of its broader aspirations. The company has launched an obligatory petition to get the Unicode Consortium to adopt an charging station […] The post Electrify America Won’t Rest Until There’s an EV Emoji appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Icons, Marketing, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, Emojis, Unicode, Unicode Consortium, News Blog, EV Charging, Electrify America, Volksagen Group, Electrify America Wo

Emojis Keep Teen Out of Jail–State v. DRC

Tomorrow is World Emoji Day (named because most calendar emojis depictions show July 17 on the calendar). To celebrate the power of emojis, I’m blogging a case where emojis helped a teen avoid jail. DRC and her mom were having a fight–which isn’t unusual for parents and teens, though this incident sounded a little more dramatic than the disagreements in my household. During the incident, DRC texted her friend Joshua the following thread (apologies for the kind of language I don’t normally condo...
Tags: Law, United States, Emojis, State, Drc, Joshua, Colorado Supreme Court, Jess, Imma, Content Regulation, Lexy, Christensen 2013 U S Dist LEXIS, LMFAO WTF, Jail State

Why Other People Can't See Your Emojis and How to Fix It

We’ve got more emojis at our fingertips than ever before, but are your friends, relatives, colleagues, and favorite chatbots seeing the colorful cartoon symbols you think they’re seeing? There are several different reasons why emojis can get lost in translation between apps, devices, and platforms, and here we’ll…Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Science, Desktop, Emojis

HelloWoofy Updates Offer Affordable Social Media Management to Small Business

HelloWoofy, a smart social media management platform, just announced a series of new features, including integration with Hootsuite. This means that Hootsuite’s existing 18 million customers can now access HelloWoofy’s intelligent technology on top of the Hootsuite dashboard for $49 a year. Founder Arjun Rai said in a phone interview with Small Business Trends, “A lot of Hootsuite customers were using our product in conjunction with their existing workflows, so we reached out to Ryan Holmes, Ho...
Tags: Instagram, Sales, Emojis, Giphy, Hootsuite, RAI, Amazon Alexa, Small Business News, Google Home, Tiktok, Arjun Rai, Ryan Holmes Hootsuite, Hootsuite HelloWoofy

"'Now there’s an IQ test,' said another prominent Hamptons media figure. 'I’d have to be insane to let you quote me.'"

From "Newsrooms Are in Revolt. The Bosses Are in Their Country Houses/Those who can afford it left the city, shining a spotlight on class divisions in the media" (NYT).Were media leaders in the right place to cover the horror of the early days of the outbreak, when they weren’t being kept awake by sirens? And did they overplay the violent fringes of protests, when they’ve been overwhelmingly peaceful and the city’s broader mood has been a kind of revolutionary good cheer? Walking with a televisi...
Tags: Protest, Law, Journalism, New York Times, Nyt, Upper East Side, Times, Emojis, Hamptons, EAST HAMPTON, Eileen Murphy, Ann Althouse, Class Politics, James Bennet, Newtown Lane

What is a “True Threat” Online?–In re. R.D.

This case involves a Twitter war of words between high schoolers shortly after a local school shooting. Some tweets may have been quoted song lyrics, others were typical nonsense teen bluster, and some may have been legally prosecutable threats. The district court held that a conversant was guilty of juvenile delinquency for making threats. The appeals court reversed the conviction. The Colorado Supreme Court, on appeal, articulates a new legal standard for “true threats” that are not protected ...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Emojis, Colorado Supreme Court, Content Regulation, Colo Sup Ct June

Covid-19's unlikely victim: new emojis

The pandemic has forced the Unicode Consortium to delay new emojis in 2021 – but remixes of existing ones could be on their wayCovid-19 has taken so much from us, but now it’s come for our emojis too. Related: Coronavirus US live: Trump claims to take hydroxychloroquine and threatens to withdraw US from WHO Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Internet, US, World news, US news, Mobile Phones, Emojis, Trump, Unicode Consortium, Coronavirus outbreak

The history and future of emojis

Texting vernacular has come a long way since this form of communication first became a reality. Gone are the days when a person had to use letters, numbers, and punctuation to create a very limited range of facial expressions. Emoticons are still much in use today, but together with the rise of the smartphone, they’ve paved the way for their successors: emojis. Emojis, unlike emoticons, are image-based, which opens up many possibilities when it comes to what they can be of — expressions, actu...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Africa, Cnn, United Kingdom, Emoji, Ivory Coast, Emojis, Unicode, All, Mark Davis, NTT Docomo, Unicode Consortium, Apple Google Microsoft, Shigetaka Kurita, Kurita

Psychologists say using emojis is more important than ever right now. Seriously

Peppering your work emails with emojis will improve communication
Tags: News, Trends, Social Media, Web, Emojis, Emerging Tech, COVID-19

Create and Customize Your Own Android Emojis With Gboard

Emojis add a little personality to your messages and social media posts, and there are so many of them to pick from that they’re practically their own language at this point. Even then, sometimes you’ll find that there isn’t one that quite fits what you’re trying to say. Read more...
Tags: Google, Messaging, Keyboard, Emoji, Lifehacks, Emojis

Ford’s Pickup Truck Emoji Sure Looks Different

Emojis have taken on a bizarre level of importance within the automotive industry. Last October, Jeep complained about how the symbol used for its name on iOS devices didn’t accurately represent the brand — and it was only a few months earlier that Ford was busy teasing the pickup emoji it had pending with the Unicode Consortium. There’s […] The post Ford’s Pickup Truck Emoji Sure Looks Different appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, General Motors, Ford, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet, Pickup Truck, Emojis, Unicode, Ford Motor Co, Pickups, News Blog

Amazon Horrors, Buttholes on Facebook and the Truth About Face Masks: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Happy Super Bowl Sunday, everyone! I hope that the fans out there have a nice time today. I imagine Roku owners will be especially pleased, given that recently announced Roku and Fox deal.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Science, Doctor Who, Fox, Aliens, Roku, Birds Of Prey, Emojis, Bernie Sanders, The Witcher, Best Of Gizmodo, Coronavirus, Amazon Horrors Buttholes

Can a “Fire” Emoji Support a Manslaughter Conviction?–Johnson v. State

Johnson and Roe were drug users. They split a purchase of heroin, which turned out to contain fentanyl. Roe died from ingesting it. Johnson was charged with, among other things, involuntary manslaughter for providing the heroin to Roe. The court recaps a lengthy text message exchange between Johnson and Roe that included these texts from Johnson: This is a rare instance where a court opinion displays the actual emoji at issue, so kudos to the judge for doing that. However, the depicted fire sy...
Tags: Law, Johnson, Emojis, State, Roe, Emojipedia, Jamerson, Michael Buckius, Buckius

Quiz: Can You Guess These Musicals Described In Emojis?

With a new set of emojis coming this year, we're giving your the chance to test just how well you know musicals based off of sets of emojis that describe them. Take the quiz [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Emojis, BWW News Desk