recommendation algorithms

recommendation algorithms

Game On: Playing Our Way to a Better Taste Graph

500px Snapped Up Recommendation Engine Algo Anywhere For $2 Million In Cash And Stock

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500px, the Toronto-based startup that powers a super-slick photo sharing site, announced today that it has made its first acquisition with the purchase of Algo Anywhere, a startup also based in Toronto that specializes in recommendation algorithms. The pricetag was some $2 million, which came in a mix of cash...
500px Snapped Up Recommendation Engine Algo Anywhere For $2 Million In Cash And Stock

Let’s Get Personalized: Moving Beyond Recommendations

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Editor’s note: Hank Nothhaft is the co-founder and chief product officer of Trapit, a personalized content discovery platform currently in beta. Trapit was incubated at SRI and the CALO project. eBay’s recent acquisition of the recommendation service Hunch was an important score for the online retailer, giving it a way...
Let’s Get Personalized: Moving Beyond Recommendations

500px Makes First Acquisition, Recommendation Software Startup Algo Anywhere

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Photo-sharing site 500px today announced the acquisition of fellow Toronto-startup Algo Anywhere, in a stock and cash deal the specific terms of which were not disclosed. This marks the first acquisition for 500px, the company helmed by co-founders Oleg Gutsol and Evgenvy Tchebotarev. 500px is a fast-growing photo community...
500px Makes First Acquisition, Recommendation Software Startup Algo Anywhere

FanBridge's new YouTube marketing tools let you collect emails from videos and more

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FanBridge, an email and social media marketing platform popular amongst musicians and entertainers, has announced the release of two new YouTube-focused products: Video Gating and Video Answers to Fan Questions. FanBridge has increasingly placed emphasis on YouTube as a powerful marketing tool — with good reason, of course — and now these...
FanBridge's new YouTube marketing tools let you collect emails from videos and more
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Bee.tv Recommendation Engine for TV and Film

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From shopping to music, the overload of information on the Web has been shaped and ordered by recommendation engines. One very important aspect of the online experience has been overshadowed: video. Milan- and Tel Aviv-based Bee.tv, currently in beta, has introduced a proprietary, cross-platform recommendation service to personalize television, film...
Bee.tv Recommendation Engine for TV and Film

Following Big Mobile Redesign, StumbleUpon Brings New Pinterest-Like Look To The Web

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Veteran content discovery platform StumbleUpon has had a rough go of it over the last six months. In order to keep pace with sexy, young newcomers like Pinterest, StumbleUpon pushed a major redesign at the end of last year, introducing a new user experience and recommendation algorithms, brand channels and...
Following Big Mobile Redesign, StumbleUpon Brings New Pinterest-Like Look To The Web
Is there really a market for cross-platform recommendation engines?

Twitter teams up with UC Berkeley to teach students about big data

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Though Twitter has been known to contribute to the community through open source projects, the company is now taking its contributions a step further. In what will likely feel like a dream come true for data science students, Twitter has teamed up with UC Berkeley to develop and teach a...
Twitter teams up with UC Berkeley to teach students about big data
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Amazon Instant Video on Xbox Live: The good, the bad and the buffering

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As an Xbox Live Gold member and Amazon Prime subscriber, the release of Amazon Instant Video for Xbox Live yesterday was pretty much made for people like me. For no extra charge (beyond the ~$140/year we already pay for both services), we get access to a library of 17,000 movies...
Amazon Instant Video on Xbox Live: The good, the bad and the buffering

How over-reliance on social signals could ruin online recommendations

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It was 2007 when Netflix opened up a contest to programmers around the world. The challenge, and it was a lofty one at the time, was to improve the quality of the Netflix recommendation algorithm by 10%. Teams were provided with anonymized data with which to create their new and...
How over-reliance on social signals could ruin online recommendations

Six finalists in the book discovery Publishing Hackathon; winner to be announced at BEA

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The Publishing Hackathon, held this past weekend at coworking space The Alley in New York, gave 30 teams a little over a day to come up with an idea for a book discovery startup, build a demo and pitch it to a panel of judges. Six finalists were chosen Sunday...
Six finalists in the book discovery Publishing Hackathon; winner to be announced at BEA
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