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Is the LOL dead? How laughing online is changing

Facebook looks at trends in how we laugh in comments and emojis are conquering the LOL. Also: Apple Pay expands, and Cortana can replace Google Now.

We don't laugh like we used to.

Remember when we ROFL'd? Now we just use emoji or string together a series of "haha" and "hehe." Facebook examined how its users express laughter in comments and found the LOL is hardly used anymore. Watch CNET Update to learn how age, sex and geography plays a role in your e-laughing dialect:

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Also in this tech-news roundup, learn how Microsoft's Cortana can be set as the default personal assistant on Android devices, and Apple Pay expands to include American Express Corporate Cards.

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Is the LOL dead? How laughing online is changing