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Kakao in 2013: $203M in revenue, $59M in profit, and 140M users

Korean chat app company, Kakao, has disclosed that its 2013 revenue hit $203 million, netting $59 million in profits.

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Facebook Location Targeting

Facebook ‘Nearby Friends’ Will Track Your Location History To Target You With Ads

Facebook Location Targeting Facebook says it’s not using its new Nearby Friends feature to target ads yet, but after I asked why it’s tracking “Location History” it admitted it will eventually use the data for marketing purposes. This morning, the proximity sharing feature began rolling out to iOS users after it’s launch yesterday, and with it I discovered a new “Location History”… Read More

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This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Siri Hack, Amazon Smartphone, And Galaxy Gear

gadgets140418 Siri was hacked! But don’t panic — it’s apparently a really fun hack that gives Siri access to your other apps. Meanwhile, rumors are swirling over Amazon’s forthcoming smartphone with 3D-gesture features. Plus, we’re taking a good hard look at the Galaxy Gear smartwatch equipment from Samsung. Or, more accurately, we diverge into talking about the Galaxy S5.

Also, it’s Good Friday. Read More

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Facebook’s Paper for iOS updated with birthdays, events, photo comments, group updates, and more

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Facebook today released the first major update to its Paper for iOS app, adding a slew of new features just 10 weeks after the initial launch. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store. First up, Facebook has added notifications for birthdays and events. Just like on Facebook, tap the globe icon to stay posted. Next, photo comments are exactly what you’d expect: sometimes words just aren’t enough to explain what you want to say. To add a photo comment, tap the camera next to the comments field, snap a picture, and post a photo as…

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Google Trends Debuts Email Notifications For Search Topics, Hot Searches And More

google-trends Google Trends, the informative resource that shows you what’s currently popular around the web right now in and in the recent past, now offers email subscriptions, Google announced this morning. The new feature will allow you to subscribe to any search topic, plus Hot Searches for any country, or any U.S. monthly Top Chart, says Google via a blog post detailing the feature. However, though… Read More

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Google Trends gets email notifications: Subscribe to search topics, Hot Searches, and US monthly Top Charts

Google today added email notifications to its Google Trends service. As a result, you can now subscribe to any search topic, Hot Searches for any country, or any US monthly Top Chart and get updates delivered straight to your inbox. While navigating Google Trends, you should see a new “Subscribe” button all over the place. If you find yourself clicking it too often, there’s an easy “unsubscribe” link in every email you get, or you can manage your preference in the new subscriptions section. See also – Google Trends now offers topic predictions and groups searches for 700,000 topics in…

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nest

Nest Uses Its Data To Turn Electric Utilities Into Cash Cows

nest When Google acquired smart thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 billion, the startup quickly stated that it wouldn’t ever share its user data with other Google services and outside companies. Yet, according to a recent report by Forbes, the company is taking advantage of its data to create a lucrative revenue stream from electric utilities. “Our privacy policy clearly limits the use of… Read More

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Xbox Controller

The Xbox One Still Lags Behind The PS4

Xbox Controller Titanfall was supposed to change it all, but it didn’t work. So far, Microsoft announced that it has shipped 5 million Xbox One units to retailers. In comparison, Sony has sold 7 million PS4 units to customers. It doesn’t look good for Microsoft as the company doesn’t even say how many people actually bought an Xbox One. Microsoft’s announcement fits well with NPD’s… Read More

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