NEW YORK (MainStreet)--Jim Cramer is always looking to stay hip, especially in front of his daughters. So when he found out his OMG and LOL acronyms weren’t cutting it, my sister, Nicole, and I took Cramer to Urken Remedial School to teach him about emoji, the colorful image alphabet.
Today, Lango introduced its “stickers,” with more intricate and animated emoticons and a package of premium ones for a few dollars more. As Jenna Wortham wrote in the New York Times, Path and MessageMe, are additional services that allow you to pump up the volume on your simple smileys.
Americans send and receive more than 1 trillion texts annually, according to wireless industry trade group CTIA, and these emoji companies are looking to cash in on the fervor with which people are looking to communicate in a different kind of language, as Cramer learns below.