emojis

  • WHEW, Google fixed the burger emoji in Android 8.1

    WHEW, Google fixed the burger emoji in Android 8.1

    Apparently, Google made good on its promise to fix its awful hamburger emoji, in the wake of an online debacle last month. In case you missed it, when a tweet about the problem with the emoji went viral – the cheese in Google’s burger emoji is under the burger! The horror! – Google CEO Sundar Pichai replied he would “drop everything” to address this issue. Read More

  • Snap joins the great burger debate with launch of dancing burger AR lens

    Snap joins the great burger debate with launch of dancing burger AR lens

    Just when you thought great burger debate had abated, Snapchat has arrived to pour more lighter fluid on the grill. This week, Snap unveiled a cheeseburger AR filter, and it has the same devil-may-care attitude as its famous sibling, the dancing hotdog. Lettuce catch you up on the drama. On Saturday, author Thomas Baekdal had emoji lovers everywhere scratching their heads when he noticed… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Amazon Buys Souq

    Amazon buys Souq, the “Amazon of the Middle East,” Apple acquires Workflow, Instagram blurs sensitive photos and adds two-factor authorization while Facebook rolls out mention alerts and reaction emoji and the latest list of Mac exploits from WikiLeaks. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Beek is the emoji-based book review site aiming to change e-commerce in Latin America

    Beek is the emoji-based book review site aiming to change e-commerce in Latin America

    Leveraging post-literate tools like YouTube and emojis to create a website and mobile app that allows people to review the books they’re reading while they’re reading them, Beek is a startup that embraces the amazing contradictions of the internet age. Read More

  • Gadget Story Time with Spectacles

    Spectacles by Snap are a lot of fun! Join us as we put them through their paces, try them out, talk to people on the street and just have a really great day. I would tell you more, but I don’t want to ruin it for you. Alright… enjoy the show. Read More

  • Happy birthday Iris Apfel, and thanks for making our messages mod

    Happy birthday Iris Apfel, and thanks for making our messages mod

    Nonagenarian cover girl, designer and fashion icon Iris Apfel turned 95 yesterday, and spent part of her birthday sharing with TechCrunch her thoughts about creativity and technology. If you think you’re not familiar with Apfel, you probably are. Her influence in textiles, interior design and fashion is longstanding. As The Metropolitan Museum of Art wrote of her: “Her originality… Read More

  • Female coder and runner emojis are coming soon

    Female coder and runner emojis are coming soon

    Thanks to Google, the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee has agreed to add 11 new emoji that represent professions for men and women across all races. Back in May, Google proposed a new set of emojis to the Unicode Technical Committee that “represents a wide range of professions for women and men with a goal of highlighting the diversity of women’s careers and empowering girls… Read More

  • The tipping point for rebellion Crunch Network

    The tipping point for rebellion

    We are all getting lazy and spoiled. We’re not choosing simple over better, but easy over passably good. We’re self-sabotaging ourselves because effort is a price too great for anything. Read More

  • Facebook Messenger finally adds diverse emojis!

    Facebook Messenger finally adds diverse emojis!

    Facebook has started rolling out a more diverse set of emojis to its Messenger service on the web, iOS and Android. Facebook Messenger has always allowed you to use the diverse emoji offered via your smartphone or computer. Now, these diverse emojis are baked into Messenger. With the update, you’ll have access to over 1,500 new emojis — 100 of which were designed “to… Read More