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Emoji stories

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Church group crowdsources 'I forgive you' emoji design
Mon, 23rd Sep 2019
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Finland's church launches a campaign for a 'forgiveness' emoji, illustrating modern digital reconciliation.
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Emojis in the workplace struggle to span generations
Wed, 17th Jul 2019
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New research reveals the generation gap when it comes to the use of emojis at work, with mixed perceptions about their appropriateness.
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Fitbit and Snap think you want emojis on your fitness trackers
Mon, 8th Apr 2019
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Fitbit and Snap have launched a Bitmoji app for Fitbit smartwatches, adding avatars to depict users' health and fitness progress.
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How Samsung brought the AR Emoji to life
Mon, 30th Apr 2018
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Galaxy S9's AR Emoji could spell the end for plain text messaging, adds personalised fun.
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Tap into your emotions with Facebook Messenger's new features
Fri, 24th Mar 2017
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The new features can be used professionally too as apart of Work Chat for Workplace, Facebook's communications platform for organizations.
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Facebook Messenger gets diverse with new emoji collection
Tue, 7th Jun 2016
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Facebook has launched a new set of emojis for its Messenger app, featuring more skin tones and a range of women in 'great' roles.
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Generation emoji: Here to stay or just a fad?
Tue, 26th Apr 2016
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My father, a longtime journalist and editor, is surely rolling in his grave. Somewhere, David Ogilvy cries. Emoji have taken over the written word.
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Create your own emoji? Yes please
Thu, 24th Mar 2016
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New Amojee messaging app enables users to create their own emojis and emoji languages. There's even Kiwi-inspired emojis to pick from.
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There's a secret Emoji keyboard hidden in your iPhone
Fri, 11th Mar 2016
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Unlock a trove of hidden emoticons on your iPhone by activating the concealed Japanese Kana keyboard.
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Three ways emoji are changing social marketing
Mon, 7th Mar 2016
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digital marketing
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The rise of emojis is changing the game for social marketers, offering richer insights, visual storytelling, and branding potential.
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Crikey - Aussies get own emoji keyboard
Thu, 11th Feb 2016
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In the beautiful world of the Emoji language, there’s an Aussie Emoji keyboard that features – wait for it – a Vegemite emoji.
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Durex calling for... a condom emoji?
Mon, 23rd Nov 2015
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Durex has launched an international campaign calling for the creation of an official safe sex emoji ahead of world AIDS Day on December 1st.
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Believe it or not: Emoji the fastest growing language on the planet
Wed, 20th May 2015
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Emoji is the fastest growing language in the world, with 80% of Brits using them to communicate, says a new study.