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Microsoft to patent emoticons

Now, why on this earth would Microsoft like to patent emoticons or smilies!

Link: US patent application # 20050156873 with Microsoft Corporation listed as the assignee and Bettina Walter, Thorsen von Seelen and Thorsen Jens as the “inventors”.

[via p2p.net]

Comments

slinky said…
so they can charge for them? what bunch of freakin asshats.
enginerd said…
Its impossible to even think of Yahoo! without its smilies.

Wonder what got into the heads of these guys at Redmond?

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