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Woman sues Apple for allegedly copying skin-toned emojis idea



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Woman sues Apple for allegedly copying skin-toned emojis idea

An African-American businesswoman has sued Apple Inc. for an unspecified amount, alleging that the company copied her idea of offering users five skin tones for emojis.

Katrina Parrott debuted her copyrighted method which allows users to pick their choice of skin tone for emojis called ‘iDiversicons’ on Apple’s App Store in 2013 and iTunes in 2014, which she alleges was stolen by the tech giant, Bloomberg reported.

She alleges two of the company’s senior software engineers got a close look at her innovation during a series of meetings in 2014 for a partnership deal, but then released their own five-skin tone keyboard modified pallet in April 2015.

After its own skin-tone emojis were released, Apple dropped iDiversicons from its App Store and iTunes, she added.

Parrott has filed a lawsuit with the federal court in Waco, Texas accusing

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Apple Sued for Copying Businesswoman’s Diverse Emojis Idea

(Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. was sued for allegedly copying an innovation credited with helping bring racial diversity to the world of emojis, those ubiquitous characters used as shortcuts to express emotions in digital communications.

Katrina Parrott, an African-American businesswoman, debuted her copyrighted method for letting users choose from five skin tones to color a line of emojis — known as iDiversicons — on Apple’s App Store in 2013 and on iTunes in 2014.

Parrott claims Apple stiff-armed her pursuit of a partnership deal after a series of 2014 meetings and communications between herself and two senior Apple software engineers, who got a close look at her technology. Apple released its own five-skin tone keyboard modifier pallet in April 2015, and downloads of Parrott’s iDiversicons dropped.



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Katrina Parrott

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In a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in Waco, Texas, Parrott

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Apple sued for copying businesswoman’s idea for diverse emojis

Apple Inc. was sued for allegedly copying an innovation credited with helping bring racial diversity to the world of emojis, those ubiquitous characters used as shortcuts to express emotions in digital communications.

Katrina Parrott, a Black businesswoman, debuted her copyrighted method for letting users choose from five skin tones to color a line of emojis — known as iDiversicons — on Apple’s App Store in 2013 and on iTunes in 2014.

Parrott claims Apple stiff-armed her pursuit of a partnership deal after a series of 2014 meetings and communications between herself and two senior Apple software engineers, who got a close look at her technology. Apple released its own five-skin tone keyboard modifier pallet in April 2015, and downloads of Parrott’s iDiversicons dropped.

In a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in Waco, Parrott accuses Apple of infringing her copyright and trade dress, misappropriating her ideas and technology, unfair competition

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Opinion | 50 Years of Blaming Milton Friedman. Here’s Another Idea.

Liberals love to blame Milton Friedman for the misbehavior of American corporations.

Friedman, a free-market ideologue, published an essay 50 years ago this week in The Times Magazine in which he argued that corporations should not go beyond the letter of the law to combat discrimination or reduce pollution or maintain community institutions. Corporations, he said, have no social responsibilities except the sacred responsibility to make money.

The essay was a big hit with the executive class. Rich people were only too delighted to see selfishness portrayed as a principled stand. Friedman’s creed became the standard justification for corporate callousness. The Business Roundtable, a leading lobby for large companies, declared in 1997 that maximizing profit was the purpose of a corporation.

Critics have been fighting ever since to get corporations to acknowledge broader responsibilities.

It’s the wrong battle. Instead of redefining the role of the corporation, we need to redefine

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It Might Not Be A Great Idea To Buy Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ:LMNX) For Its Next Dividend

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Corporate Insiders Pull the Trigger on These 3 Stocks

Follow the leader is a viable strategy in stock investing, as long as you find the right leader to follow. Corporate insiders, of course, are by their nature leaders. They are the company officers who run the show, and the nature of their position, or positions, puts them in position to access knowledge, even foreknowledge, that the ordinary investors simply doesn’t have. This is a case where regulators have done the right thing. Insiders can make their trades – but they have to make them public. The investing public must be able to see what company officers are doing with the stock. And because these officers are not in it solely to make money for themselves, but are responsible to Boards of Directors, stock owners, and other stake holders, they usually don’t start buying their own stock without good reason.Fortunately, 

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Eastern Bank idea leads to small-business money management app

Monit, a fintech company that stemmed from an idea hatched at Eastern Bank in Boston, has launched a namesake app to help small-business owners analyze and predict cash flow, revenue and profitability.

Rather than charging small-business owners to use it, the app will be delivered through community and regional banks. Monit makes money through software-as-a-service revenue agreements with banks.

This launch is one example of a broader trend in which banks of all sizes are trying to provide better technology to small businesses, in the hopes of attracting and strengthening relationships with them. Apps like Monit’s not only can tie a small business more tightly to a bank; they can also provide useful data about small businesses and help small and midsize banks compete with larger rivals.

“Monit solves a problem for banks, which have been increasingly challenged with meeting the needs of small businesses,” said Sean Collins, a Monit

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Biden Says He’s Benefited from White Privilege After Trump Rejects Idea He Has in Woodward Tapes

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday admitted he has benefited from white privilege after President Donald Trump scoffed at the idea that he has in journalist Bob Woodward’s audio tapes.

When asked about his white privilege during a CNN town hall in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Biden said, “Sure, I’ve benefited just because I don’t have to go through what my Black brothers and sisters have had to go through.”

After the admission, Biden quickly distanced himself from the same white privilege that Trump has been accused of by painting his background as someone who was raised in a working class family.

“Growing up with parents in Scranton, we’re used to guys that look down their nose at us,” he continued, “people who look at us and think that we’re suckers… we’re not equivalent to them.”

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ProShares Short QQQ ETF: A Timely Trade Idea (NYSEARCA:PSQ)

The stock market rout continues. As I type this paragraph, the tech-rich Nasdaq index (QQQ) has crossed into correction territory intraday, defined as a 10% pullback from the peak – which in turn happened a mere two weeks ago.

On September 4, I wrote about how the Nasdaq had clearly raised a “bubble flag”. Only five times in the past 20 or so years had the index lost more than 3% in value the day after the market reached an all-time high: (1) three times in early 2000, just ahead of the dot-com bubble burst, and (2) twice in 2020, including in early September. This kind of price action suggested to me that bulls had been dictating the pace of the market, but that an army of hungry bears were ready to pounce when given the opportunity.

My fears over a potential tech bubble burst (or even the existence of

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Why Posting Photos of Your Boarding Pass is a Terrible Idea

Ah, travel. Remember travel?

Travel was when we used to go “other places,” in a time when the U.S. wasn’t literally banned from the rest of the world. And often, when preparing to travel, we used to post pictures to social media of our boarding pass to show off to our friends and — more importantly — anonymous internet strangers.

Turns out this is and has always been a terrible idea because the internet is dark and full of hackers. Or in this case, a person in Australia who knows how to access the “inspect element” option on a website’s drop-down menu and used it to hack personal details from the country’s former Prime Minister.

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Morgan Stanley Bets on These 3 Stocks; Sees Over 40% Upside

Did the stock market’s epic rally just need a little breather? The last few weeks have seen stocks experience their first meaningful correction since the bull market kicked off in March. Now, the question swirling around the Street is, will the rally pick back up again, or is more downside on the way?According to Morgan Stanley’s chief U.S. equity strategist Mike Wilson, uncertainty regarding the presidential election and stalemate on the next stimulus package could lead to declines in September and October. “On the correction, there’s still downside as markets digest the risk of congressional gridlock on the next fiscal deal. While we think something will ultimately get done, it will likely take another few weeks to get it over the goal line,” he noted.However, Wilson argues the recent volatility in no way signals the end of the

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