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NewsPoster Mar 30, 2014 09:57 PM
Briefly: Coursera launches Android app, new emojis promote diversity
Coursera, a free online education company, has released an <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/306990==https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.coursera.android&hl=en&referrer=utm _source%3DPlayboard%26utm_medium%3DWidgetWeb%26utm _campaign%3DPlayboard" rel='nofollow'>app for Android</a>, joining its iOS counterpart. <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/306991==http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/03/30/new-app-coursera-brings-its-free-online-classes-and-lectures-to-android/" rel='nofollow'>Coursera</a> offers over 600 real college and university courses from various educational institutions, and students can receive a mark of completion if all components of a course are finished. The newly-released app allows users to browse the course list and enroll in classes, stream video lectures, and download class materials. Free to download, Coursera's app is available through Google Play. <br><br />
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<strong>Oju Africa launches 'Afro' emoticon sets, aims to improve emoji diversity</strong><br />
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A division of African mobile manufacturer Mi-Fone, Oju Africa, has launched a set of emoticons that aim to improve diversity representation among emojis. Debates have been raised recently, according to <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/306982==http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-03/28/racist-emojis" rel='nofollow'>Wired UK</a>, regarding the lack of diversity in available emojis, which started with an MTV journalist pointing out that there are nearly no non-white emojis in the basic range of moss text-message apps.<br />
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The journalist, Joey Parker, contacted Apple's CEO Tim Cook for comment, and received a response from VP of worldwide corporate communications Katie Cotton, expressing agreement in there being a lack of diversity that needs to change. Oju Africa's brown complexion emojis can be <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/306983==http://www.ojuafrica.com/download.php" rel='nofollow'>downloaded</a> for Android devices. <br />
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