Who Approves New Emojis?Greg Welch is with the Unicode Consortium, a nonprofit group in California that comes up with the standards for all devices.
California Scraps Controversial Plan To Levy Tax On TextsThe controversial "text tax" had originally been introduced as a means to fund programs that make phone service accessible to low-income residents.
Minnesota Woman Who Texted Man 696 Times Takes Plea DealWinnebago County District Court records say 34-year-old Katie Christian, of Emmons, Minnesota, filed a written guilty plea Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of stalking.
Woman Texts Man 696 Times, Gets Charged With StalkingAuthorities say the Minnesota woman's messages violated a no-contact order.
Need To Get Help But Can't Call 911? Now You Can TextStarting Tuesday, there's a new way to get emergency help in Minnesota. A new statewide network makes it possible to send a text to 911.
Study Finds People Alter Stride When They Text And WalkTurns out, people who walk and text at the same time may have a smaller risk of running into something than previously thought.
It's National Emoji Day! :DOMG... it's National Emoji Day! July 17 is marked as the official day we celebrate those little smiley faces and objects that have become so popular for texting over the last several years.
Utah Valley University Designs 'Texting Lanes' For StaircasesIf you've ever tripped or bumped into someone or something while texting and walking, you're not alone. That's why Utah Valley University has a new design on its staircases: A walking lane, a fast-speed lane, and a texting slow lane. They're all labeled with neon stripes.
MN State Trooper: Texting & Driving Is An EpidemicIt didn't take long for Minnesota State Trooper Scott Rudeen to spot a person looking down while driving on Interstate 494 in the South Metro. He said he sees it all the time.
DPS: 909 Cited For Texting & Driving Last WeekThe Minnesota Department of Public Safety says more than 900 drivers were cited for distracted driver during their six-day enforcement period last week. Officials say 909 people were pulled over and ticketed between April 13 and April 18 for texting and driving in the state.
House Backs Higher Fine For Texting-While-Driving OffensesSerial offenders of Minnesota's prohibition on texting while driving could soon face steeper fines.
Police To Crack Down On Distracted DriversPolice across Minnesota are stepping up enforcement this week against distracted drivers. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says most accidents are caused by drivers using cellphones, GPS navigation, music controls or eating and drinking.
Mom Of Minnesota Toddler Hurt In Crash Speaks Out On TextingA mother of a toddler who suffered a severe head injury in a crash near the Twin Cities is asking people to avoid texting while driving.
Charges: Mother Beat Daughter With A Belt For TextingAn Apple Valley woman is accused of maliciously punishing her 13-year-old daughter after she allegedly struck the girl repeatedly with a belt for texting and not charging her cell phone. Renita Michelle Moss, 43, has been charged with one count of malicious punishment of a child.
Put Down The Phone, Parents; It Could Be Affecting Your Kids