Features by Sally Herships

A look at the new Facebook emojis.

Facebook wants us to show some emotion

The social network is testing a bunch of empathic emoji, including an angry face.
Posted In: Facebook, emotions, emojis
FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter talks during a press conference back in May 2015.

Sponsors give FIFA a red card

FIFA head Seth Blatter is suspended, as advertisers threaten to bolt the sport.
Posted In: FIFA, sponsorship, sponsors, Sepp Blatter
A view of the Harvard University Campus. Harvard and dozens of other institutions have created their own application platform called the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success.

Group of colleges creates its own admissions app

The group says its aim is to make colleges more affordable.
Posted In: colleges, applications, college admissions
Amtrak will begin cracking down on an excess baggage policy beginning Oct. 1.

Amtrak cracking down on baggage policy

The company allows up to 250 pounds of luggage, but riders bring even more aboard.
Posted In: Amtrak, Travel, baggage fees
The White House says 5.5 million fingerprint records have been stolen from the Office of Personnel Management.

Stolen fingerprints put biometrics business at risk

Developers of new tech have an old problem: staying ahead of the bad guys.
Posted In: records, OPM, identity

Come on Japan, get with the program

Silicon Valley appreciates a good failure. The Japanese...not so much.
Posted In: startups, startup, Japan

On the bright side for FedEx: growing e-commerce

Aside from China's financial problems affecting shipping, FedEx can be optimistic.
Posted In: fedex, ecommerce, exports

The key to TiVo's staying power

389. That number is one of the reasons TiVo is still around.
Posted In: TiVo, streaming tv, cable TV
Walmart announces it will raise wages for some 500,000 employees.

Wal-Mart's goal: Reinvention

Customers don’t like waiting, and the country's largest retailer knows it.
Posted In: Wal-Mart, Walmart
Instagram has plans to allow all advertisers to use its app this fall.

At Instagram, it's no longer hip to be square

To accommodate advertisers, the sharing app is expanding beyond its classic format
Posted In: instagram, photos, apps


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