Emoji Use Across The States

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Nevada likes eggplant. Oklahoma’s into ghosts. And Vermont is all about the poop. That’s the somewhat unscientific conclusions of SwiftKey, which decided to publicise its app by looking at the pattern of emoji use among its customers in different states. Contrary to some reports, the map above is not a depiction of the most popular […]

Amazon Deal of the Day: O’Reilly’s Learning Series Sale (Up to 40% Off and More!)

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For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon offers up to 40% off (and even more!) on featured learning series titles from O’Reilly. Learn all about some of the most popular programming languages and more (Perl, Python, Bash Shell, VI, etc…) at ridiculously low prices! [O’Reilly’s Learning Series Sale (Up to 40% Off and […]

Reddit Hit By Widespread Protest

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Reddit’s comparatively open nature has come back to bite it with a protest over the firing of a leading employee. Victoria Taylor was a key figure in the popular “Ask Me Anything” sessions on the site. Taylor, who used the name “chooter” on the site, was in charge of recruiting and verifying participants, both celebrities […]

Repairman Accidentally Beats Google At Own Game

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Search for “Google” on Google and you’d expect to get Google. But an Egyptian air conditioning engineer found himself number one for that very search, having unintentionally found a killer search engine optimization trick. The unexpected result only affected searches on Google’s Egyptian site (google.com.eg) but appeared even for users of Incognito mode, meaning the […]