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Cloudera Founder’s Big Data Management Startup WibiData Raises $5M From NEA And Eric Schmidt

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Exclusive: WibiData, the big data management startup co-founded by Cloudera founder Christophe Bisciglia and Aaron Kimball, is announcing $5 million in new funding from NEA and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt. Past investors in the company include Cloudera CEO Mike Olson, and SV Angel. As we’ve written in the past, WibiData...
Cloudera Founder’s Big Data Management Startup WibiData Raises $5M From NEA And Eric Schmidt

How People Power (& Personalize) Bing’s Social Search

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The good folks over at Stone Temple Consulting released an in-depth interview with Bing’s Principal Group Program Manager for Bing Social Search, Paul Yiu.  The Bing social search team integrates social content and indicators into the search results to add both personalization and relevance... Please visit Search Engine Land for...
How People Power (& Personalize) Bing’s Social Search

Scoopinion: A crowdcurated magazine for your browser that learns what you like [Invites]

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Launched initially last summer, Scoopinion is a news aggregation Web app that ‘curates’ news based on what you read. It analyzes every news piece that you peruse and, in theory, improves over time as it ‘learns’ what you like. Now, Scoopinion has redesigned its site, turned on its heels and...
Scoopinion: A crowdcurated magazine for your browser that learns what you like [Invites]

RR Donnelly Invests $2.5M In CoffeeTable To Bring Retail Catalogs Into The Tablet Age

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RR Donnelly isn’t a name you see very often in TechCrunch, but companies don’t survive for nearly 150 years without having one eye trained on the future. With 2011 revenues at an estimated $10.6 billion, the company is one of the world’s largest commercial printers. The printing giant has been...
RR Donnelly Invests $2.5M In CoffeeTable To Bring Retail Catalogs Into The Tablet Age

DealBook: Yahoo Warns Facebook of a Potential Patent Fight

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Yahoo is seeking to force Facebook into licensing 10 to 20 patents over technologies that include advertising, the personalization of Web sites, social networking and messaging, people briefed on the matter told DealBook....
DealBook: Yahoo Warns Facebook of a Potential Patent Fight

It's Official: Yahoo Lays Off 2,000 Employees

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In a move that AllThingsD.com had previously reported was coming, Yahoo said it had laid off While Yahoo has had periodic layoffs over the years, this one is its most significant and will also result in another large-scale restructuring of the management organization. This one is being pushed by new...
It's Official: Yahoo Lays Off 2,000 Employees

New Swype update brings 'four kinds of keyboard', sync-able voice-text dictionaries

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If it's one thing Android does right, it's the sheer range of keyboard apps and skins available -- something its competitors haven't quite latched on to just yet. While SwiftKey has charmed us with its latest iteration, Swype's also been in the testing labs and it wants to show...
New Swype update brings 'four kinds of keyboard', sync-able voice-text dictionaries

ESPN Radio app gets a refresh, now properly outfitted for the iPad

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If you're needing to keep Mike & Mike an arm's length away at all times, ESPN has refreshed its Radio app to help with just that. Now optimized to the iPad in addition to the iPhone and iPod touch, the software allows you to sort your listening habits by...
ESPN Radio app gets a refresh, now properly outfitted for the iPad
The New VEVO: Music Video Giant Adds Personalization, Facebook Playlists & Continuous Play

Comcast XFINITY TV, HBO GO and MLB.TV now available on Xbox LIVE

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Today three major entertainment apps are now available for Xbox LIVE Gold members – Comcast XFINITY TV, HBO GO and MLB.TV, all with Kinect integration. Here are the highlights. Comcast launched the XFINITY TV on-demand service on Xbox 360, bringing its huge library of when- you-want-it entertainment to a console...
Comcast XFINITY TV, HBO GO and MLB.TV now available on Xbox LIVE

Read Yahoo CEO’s Letter to Employees About Layoffs

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Yahoo today confirmed this morning it plans to cut 2,000 jobs, or 14% of its 14,000 work force. Here’s CEO Scott Thompson’s letter to employees: Yahoos – Today we are restructuring Yahoo! to give ourselves the opportunity to compete and win in our core business. The changes we’re announcing today...
Read Yahoo CEO’s Letter to Employees About Layoffs

RichRelevance Raises $20M From Crosslink, Greylock To Help Manage Personalization For Retailers

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Exclusive: RichRelevance, a company that powers personalized shopping experience for online retailers, has raised $20 million in funding led by Crosslink Capital with Greylock Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Tugboat Ventures participating. This brings the startup’s total funding to $36.7 million. RichRelevance aims to take consumer shopping data and help...
RichRelevance Raises $20M From Crosslink, Greylock To Help Manage Personalization For Retailers

Survey Paradox: People Like Google But Not What It’s Doing

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Last week the Pew Internet Project released findings of a survey on search, personalization and targeted advertising. In a nutshell, survey respondents had a very positive view of search and the quality of search results. Yet the majority gave an unequivocal thumbs down to search personalization... Please visit Search Engine...
Survey Paradox: People Like Google But Not What It’s Doing

Yahoo confirms 2000 job cuts, hopes to save $375m a year as a result

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Yahoo has annnounced that it will cut 2000 of its work force in order to save $375m a year. “Today’s actions are an important next step toward a bold, new Yahoo! — smaller, nimbler, more profitable and better equipped to innovate as fast as our customers and our industry require. We...
Yahoo confirms 2000 job cuts, hopes to save $375m a year as a result

Netflix Never Used Its $1 Million Algorithm Due To Engineering Costs

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Netflix awarded a $1 million prize to a developer team in 2009 for an algorithm that increased the accuracy of the company’s recommendation engine by 10 percent. But it doesn’t use the million-dollar code, and has no plans to implement it in the future, Netflix announced on its blog Friday. The post...
Netflix Never Used Its $1 Million Algorithm Due To Engineering Costs

Google TV's TV and Movies app gets to know you better with ratings, favorites and more

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At the center of the revamped Google TV experience that rolled out last fall is its TV & Movies app, which is a blended guide of content currently airing live on TV and available for streaming from the popular internet services (Netflix, Amazon, HBO Go). As Product Manager Rishi...
Google TV's TV and Movies app gets to know you better with ratings, favorites and more

Track Who’s Tracking You With Mozilla Collusion

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LONG BEACH, Calif. — Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs took the TED stage Tuesday morning to introduce Collusion, a Firefox browser add-on that lets you track who’s tracking you across the web for behavioral targeting purposes. Describing the medium as “an area of consumer protection that’s almost entirely naked,” Kovacs...
Track Who’s Tracking You With Mozilla Collusion
ShoeDazzle Ditches Monthly Subscriptions For Boutique-Style Pampering
Un-Personalize Yahoo With Its New Editorial Algorithm Visualization

Lost Amongst Its 60 Million Travel Tips? Trip Advisor Highlights Reviews By Friends Of Friends

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Paralysis can set in quickly when you’re faced with the infinitude of products and reviews on sprawling sites like Amazon or Yelp. To help you find your way, Trip Advisor has just begun showing reviews by Facebook friends of friends atop results. The site already featured tips from friends, but...
Lost Amongst Its 60 Million Travel Tips? Trip Advisor Highlights Reviews By Friends Of Friends

With 4 Million Videos Viewed, Social Video App Vodio Rolls Out Major Update

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Vodio, the social video viewing app for iPad which competes with ShowYou, Shelby.tv, a and others, is out with a major update this morning, which brings a number of new features, including a history section, “Watch Later” functionality, a dedicated channel for viewing mobile app videos and even App Store...
With 4 Million Videos Viewed, Social Video App Vodio Rolls Out Major Update
Microsoft patent details pressure-sensitive Xbox controller for storing players' profiles

Google Ventures-Backed Copious Debuts A More Personalized, Social Marketplace For Fashion

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Last year, we wrote about Copious, an eBay-like marketplace that leveraged your social graph on Facebook. The site aimed to use your social graph from Facebook to make the marketplace experience that you’d find on Amazon or eBay more social, allowing buyers and sellers to see if friends in common,...
Google Ventures-Backed Copious Debuts A More Personalized, Social Marketplace For Fashion
Kayak’s First-Ever CFO Leaves Ahead Of IPO, Links Up With Next-Gen Flight Search Startup, Superfly

FoodBeats: Lurpak taps Last.fm to bring you playlists based on what you’re cooking

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If you have a penchant for blasting out some tunes from your laptop whilst whipping up a tasty treat in the kitchen, you might like this neat little Web app. FoodBeats is the handiwork of Outside Line, Lurpak’s social agency, which has teamed up with Last.fm to develop an online...
FoodBeats: Lurpak taps Last.fm to bring you playlists based on what you’re cooking

Yahoo claims Facebook infringed its social networking patents

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Yahoo told Facebook on Monday that it must pay licensing fees for 10 to 20 patents, or face a lawsuit. The patents cover systems for "advertising, the personalization of websites, social networking and messaging," according to the New York Times, which revealed the new patent fight last night. Yahoo...
Yahoo claims Facebook infringed its social networking patents

Personalization app Zedge brings game recommendations to Android

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Zedge, a personalization app that sells ringtones and wallpapers, was one of the top five most downloaded free Android apps in 2011 according to Chomp with some 16 million active users. Now, it’s looking to use all the data it has on user tastes to help recommend free Android gaming apps...
Personalization app Zedge brings game recommendations to Android

Groupon acquires e-commerce data startup Adku

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Founded by a group of former Google employees in San Francisco, Adku used basically big data for the personalization of online shopping experiences....
Groupon acquires e-commerce data startup Adku

TripAdvisor deepens Facebook integration with ‘Friend of a Friend’ recommendations

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As we wrote in our feature last month, TripAdvisor and Facebook have been enjoying a pretty cosy relationship these past few years, and this relationship just got a little bit more intimate with the launch of a new feature to further personalize your travel plans. Founded in 2000 at the...
TripAdvisor deepens Facebook integration with ‘Friend of a Friend’ recommendations
Why Andrew Mason is still wrong about Groupon’s prospects
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