Rio’s athletes won’t let the emoji keyboard die

With the Rio Olympics just days away, athletes are already competing for dominance in a different arena: your phone’s screen. There’s Michael Phelps’ PhelpsMoji app, released Thursday. For $0.99, users can use the 18-time gold medalist to express over 100 emotions, most related to pools, beards and trunks. U.S.Read the full article


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