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PopKey GIF Keyboard Proves Sometimes a GIF Can Say It All

Karissa Bell
Ladies and gentleman of the Internet, animated GIF keyboards for iOS have arrived. PopKey, the emoji-style keyboard for animated GIFs, rolled out to Apple's App Store Wednesday, and it's pretty much everything you hoped for. See also: 21 Weird GIFs You Can't Unsee The app is a bit like a super-charged emoji keyboard, but one that allows you to use GIFs, rather than emoji. The setup process works the same way as other third-party keyboard apps. Install the PopKey app from the App Store, and then add it to your keyboards in your iPhone's main settings: Settings - General - Keyboard - Keyboards and select PopKey, Read more...More about Tech, Ios Apps, Apps Software, Apps And Software, and Keyboard Apps

New York Times to Cut 100 Jobs, Shuts Down NYT Opinion App

Seth Fiegerman
The New York Times announced Wednesday that it plans to cut around 100 newsroom jobs, roughly 7.5% of the staff. The Times will offer buyouts to staffers, with extra incentives for those who have been there longer, before resorting to layoffs to reach the target for reductions See also: The Full New York Times Innovation Report "While there are promising signs in digital advertising and digital subscriptions, the print business remains under pressure. And our new products are not achieving the business success we expected, even though they are journalistic sensations," Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times, wrote in a memo to staff obtained by Poynter. "So, regrettably, we are going to have to reduce costs in the newsroom." Read more...More about Media, The New York Times, and Business

Hong Kong Protestors: We'll Occupy Buildings If Demands Not Met

Jenni Ryall
HONG KONG — As the crowd searched for direction, the two groups behind Hong Kong's massive pro-democracy demonstrations — Occupy Central and Scholarism — spoke up on Wednesday afternoon. Reiterating previous demands, both groups requested the immediate resignation of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying See also: Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution: A Protest Like No Other The student leaders behind Scholarism took things one step further, warning if their demands were not met, they would step up their actions on Thursday and begin occupying several important government buildings The high-pressure tactic on the government comes after four official days of protesting with only silence from CY Leung. The streets of Central, Admiralty, Causeway and Mong Kok have been taken over by tens of thousands of people protesting silently for a change to the 2017 election procedure. They are against Beijing's selection of chief executive candidates, saying it defies their democratic right as a society. Read more...More about Australia, Hong Kong, Us World, Politics, and World