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How To Hack Online Dating And Use Data To Find True Love

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Online dating is weird as hell. You'd think this wouldn't be the case. After all, the algorithms that connect people on dating sites aren't theoretically all that different from the ones that power search engines and generate billions in revenue. So why is online dating still such a thoroughly imperfect...
How To Hack Online Dating And Use Data To Find True Love

Offering rewards boosts blood donations despite ban on payments

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NY State Senate While it’s illegal to pay someone for a kidney or a lobe of their liver, it’s completely legal to offer blood donors a small reward for giving a pint or two of blood. But for some people, accepting a reward in exchange for a blood donation raises...
Offering rewards boosts blood donations despite ban on payments

Why Big Data Wants Credit History And Bill Payment Info

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A new big data product gives retailers predictive analytics for customers based on their credit history, bill payment history, and personal habits. A big data firm marketing analytics products for retailers has launched a new platform which evaluates customer credit reports and bill payment history for clients. Versium's new...
Why Big Data Wants Credit History And Bill Payment Info

The Story Of A Woman Who Pretended To Be A Man Online So She Could Find The Right Guy

www.businessinsider.com
Online dating is no easy feat. So if you actually want to find the "right" person, it seems that you have to be clever about it.  That's why Amy Webb, a digital media consultant and author of Data, A Love Story: How I Gamed Online Dating to Meet My Match, "reverse...
The Story Of A Woman Who Pretended To Be A Man Online So She Could Find The Right Guy

Google Adds Similar Page Suggestions to Search Results

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In its continued effort to custom tailor search results and suggest that what your searching for might actually be something else, Google has brought its similar page results onto the front page of your search results. You've likely seen the feature we're talking about before, but never clicked on it...
Google Adds Similar Page Suggestions to Search Results
New Thomas Pynchon novel will be set in a New York startup after the dot-com boom and bust
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