After Pivoting To Be U.S. Only, Mobile Messaging App Lango Adds Topical Emoji To Piggyback On Trends & TV Chit-Chat

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http://techcrunch.com – Lango, the U.S. mobile picture-messaging app formerly known as Zlango and backed by Benchmark and DAG ventures to the tune of $20 million in total (raising $6m in its most recent round), is sharpening its focus on its target U.S. market by launching topical pop culture emoji and weekly packs of retro icons. Eight to 10 new textable emoji/icons will be released each week, plus retro icons on Thursdays, for users to download. The new emoji will be based on “current conversation” and gossipy trends. Whether you want to call them topical emoji, icons or stickers — the latter bei (IT news)