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The World's Biggest Keyboard App Is About To Help Decide The Future Of Emoji — The Emoji Council Of Elders is about to get a little bit bigger. As of today, Swiftkey, the predictive keyboard app for iPhone and Android, is officially part of the Unicode Consortium, the 24-year-old text encoding standardization committee that oversees and governs the evolution of emoji.

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How Reddit Works As An Incubator Of Hate — If, last week, as the world mourned the brutal church murder of nine black men and women in Charleston, South Carolina, you were to visit Reddit's most popular racist community and scroll scroll down the right side of the landing page - just past the rotating memorial image carousel of white people who've been murdered, injured, or robbed by black people - you'd see Reddit's familiarly cheerful alien logo, originally drawn by Reddit co-founder and chair Alexis Ohanian.

Reddit Is A Shrine To The Internet We Wanted And That's A Problem — Reddit has a problem. It's a well-documented problem, which, oddly, is a big part of the problem. Every six months or so, from the depths of the sprawling site's underbelly, a network of disparate communities which seem to feed off of bigotry and perversion, rise into the greater public's consciousness.

Siri Doesn't Know There's A Women's World Cup Going On — The United States Women's National Soccer team will take the field at 8:00 P.M. eastern time tonight against Sweden. The match is at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, Canada. The match will be shown on FOX, NBC Universo, I retreived this information by visiting the USWNT's splendid website.

Apple's Junk Drawer Problem — There's a folder on the homescreen of my iPhone affectionately labeled "Apple Crap." Inside, a colony of flattened, painstakingly designed app icons gather dust. With the exception of the Health and Podcast apps, I've become accustomed to relegating Apple's (undeletable) native apps to the junk drawer.

Google’s Quest For Complete Control Of Your Digital Life — Ninety minutes into today's Google I/O keynote, at the precise moment my right butt cheek began to notify me that it was about to fall into a most uncomfortable, tingling sleep, a Google executive booted up Spotify on her Android phone and started playing a Skrillex song from the stage.

Medium Is Shifting Focus — Late last night, Medium CEO Ev Williams published a blog post about the company's future. As is often the case when discussing the sleek publishing platform/publisher/startup founder's soapbox, Williams' post was somewhat hard to parse. In the post, Williams writes that "Medium is not a publishing tool. It's a network.

Verizon Likely To Retain TechCrunch And Engadget — According to multiple sources inside AOL, Verizon plans to retain most of AOL's editorial properties once the $4.4 billion acquisition is approved later this summer. Currently, Verizon has no plans to spin off several of the high profile media properties within its Brand Group, including TechCrunch, Engadget, MapQuest, Moviefone, Crunchbase and Alpha.

In Search Of Humanity At TechCrunch Disrupt — At TechCrunch Disrupt's Startup Alley, no one looks at your face. Instead, gazes rest about six inches to a foot lower. Badge height. At Disrupt, the badge - or more importantly, the text on the badge - is all that matters. And why shouldn't it?
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Jul 01, 2015

instead of fireworks this 4th of July let's just burn the internet to the ground…

Jul 01, 2015

odd sensation when you go on twitter after a bit & everyones talking abt somethin & ur not sure what/where it came from but u know u hate it

Jul 01, 2015

i love that tech writers are cool with making the leap between still-very janky VR technology and TELEPATHY as a near-future move

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