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Potential Apple/Goodreads Partnership Quashed by Amazon Acquisition

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Before Amazon's acquisition of Goodreads earlier this year, Apple had been talking to the company about a partnership between Goodreads and Apple's iBookstore. However, once Amazon got into acquisition talks with Goodreads, those talks with Apple broke off, The Wall Street Journal is reporting. Over the past year, Apple and...
Potential Apple/Goodreads Partnership Quashed by Amazon Acquisition

Why Netflix Never Implemented The Algorithm That Won The Netflix $1 Million Challenge

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You probably recall all the excitement that went around when a group finally won the big Netflix $1 million prize in 2009, improving Netflix's recommendation algorithm by 10%. But what you might not know, is that Netflix never implemented that solution itself. Netflix recently put up a blog post discussing...
Why Netflix Never Implemented The Algorithm That Won The Netflix $1 Million Challenge

Booting Up: Patent Trolling In the Morning Edition

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(flickr.com/moohaha) AOL sells 800 patents to Microsoft for $1 billion [TechCrunch] The German patent law debate [New York Times] In which Nick Bilton remembers to ask about labor conditions in the factories of Apple's competitors [Bits] The word "iPad" may become a generic term for touch screen tablets [Associated Press]...
Booting Up: Patent Trolling In the Morning Edition
Google rolls out on-site recommendation system for +1 button

Today in Tech: Yahoo restructures

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Fortune’s curated selection of tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * Yahoo (YHOO) is indeed restructuring into three distinct areas: Consumer, Regions, and Technology. (All Things D) * In light of Instagram’s $1 billion buyout by Facebook, a look at...
Today in Tech: Yahoo restructures

Apple ads Genius movie, TV recommendations to Apple TV

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Apple has added its Genius recommendation system from iTunes to Apple TV, offering to suggest titles related to previous purchases....
Apple ads Genius movie, TV recommendations to Apple TV

Netflix explains its recommendation system, can't find a reason for Adam Sandler's last movie

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In case you've been wondering why Netflix tends to recommend the movies it does, there's a post on the company's Tech Blog breaking down the various levels of its system. Remember the Netflix Prize contest? Teams of researchers produced competing algorithms capable of more accurately predicting how members would...
Netflix explains its recommendation system, can't find a reason for Adam Sandler's last movie

ColourDNA App Builds New Kind Of Interest Graph – Pinterest For Color?

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Recently a fascinating trend emerged. The rise of Pinterest and other interest-based social networks has suggested (or perhaps reminded us?) that there are in fact limitations to friends’ recommendations and, thus the Facebook Social Graph. All those ticker feeds about what terrible music your friends are listening to? Yeah, that....
ColourDNA App Builds New Kind Of Interest Graph – Pinterest For Color?

Developing an Ontology-Supported Information Integration and Recommendation System for Scholars: Publication year:... http://bit.ly/cvjegi

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Developing an Ontology-Supported Information Integration and Recommendation System for Scholars: Publication year:... http://bit.ly/cvjegi

Map of 500M Foursquare checkins demonstrates how they built a "Google PageRank for the real world"

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Foursquare has produced a map of the last 500M check-ins on its service, gathered over the last three months. The map, which you can check out in its full glory here, doesn’t just display the points at which users have checked in to places, though. It also shows the connections...
Map of 500M Foursquare checkins demonstrates how they built a "Google PageRank for the real world"
iTunes 11 now available for OS X and Windows

Livestar's Personalized Recommendation Service Wants To Disrupt Yelp, Rotten Tomatoes & Co.

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Livestar, which is officially launching at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco today, wants to help you find personalized recommendations from your friends and authoritative sources around the web. Livestar, which is currently only available on the iPhone, argues that most of the major review sites like Yelp and Amazon are due...
Livestar's Personalized Recommendation Service Wants To Disrupt Yelp, Rotten Tomatoes & Co.

A Twitter Client That Makes Tweets Make Sense

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Researchers at the Palo Alto Research Center seem to be creating the ultimate Twitter client. Not because of the number of columns you can have, the types of URL shorteners it supports, or any of the other features that users and developers normally worry about, though. It’s because this particular...
A Twitter Client That Makes Tweets Make Sense

Eventbrite Now Recommends Events To 20 Million Users, Boosting Ticket Sales Along The Way

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Online ticket sales startup Eventbrite is always looking for new ways that it can boost attendance at various events that are run on its platform. In December, it launched a recommendation system that would offer up events its users might want to attend, and now, about seven months later, it’s...
Eventbrite Now Recommends Events To 20 Million Users, Boosting Ticket Sales Along The Way

Engadget HD Podcast 294 - 04.10.2012

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This week on the Engadget HD podcast it's not all about Netflix -- it just seems that way. The streaming company has new apps out on the Xbox 360 and coming to TiVo, but we're also going to be busy talking about surround sound and possible reasons why more...
Engadget HD Podcast 294 - 04.10.2012
With Over 12M Users, Wish.com Hopes Its AdWords For Shopping Will Stick

Facebook to Launch SideWiki-like Recommendation System for Websites

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On Saturday I broke news of a few specific XFBML tags Facebook will be releasing as part of its OpenGraph API, as revealed by their open source Javascript Client libraries.  I held back one announcement that I think is almost just as interesting as their Insights for websites, or the...
Facebook to Launch SideWiki-like Recommendation System for Websites
Why 3 celebrity data scientists are willing to work for free -- for you

Yahoo acquires Alike, moving Seattle team to California

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Founder Maria Zhang with the Alike app. (GeekWire File) Yahoo has acquired Seattle-based Alike for an undisclosed sum, aiming to bolster its own mobile technologies by bringing aboard the team responsible for Alike’s data-crunching mobile recommendation system. Alike announced the news on its site this morning, saying that it will...
Yahoo acquires Alike, moving Seattle team to California
How a tech entrepreneur became a best-selling Amazon Kindle author
Netflix reportedly testing 'Max' recommendation assistant on PlayStation 3

Here are the 8 startups graduating from Chinaccelerator's third class

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Chinaccelerator, the only accelerator of its kind in China, hosted a demo day on Tuesday for its third batch of startups. The 8 companies each got 8 minutes to pitch their projects to a room full of investors, media and fellow entrepreneurs in Beijing. The accelerator, founded by Cyril Ebersweiler...
Here are the 8 startups graduating from Chinaccelerator's third class

Where Are the Family Plans for Web Apps?

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The Internet treats us like we’re loners, but the fact is, we’re not. We have partners and families and kids. That’s very normal. The gap between the individual and the household is perhaps most evident and annoying on personalized recommendation sites, like Netflix and Amazon. The person who loves “Yo...
Where Are the Family Plans for Web Apps?
Welcome to the future of libraries, no books required

Apple acquires Chomp to make its App Store search and discovery actually useful

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Apple has acquired the app search and discovery platform Chomp in order to rebuild the way that apps are searched for and discovered on the App Store, reports MG Siegler of Techcrunch. The acquisition should help to rectify issues that many have finding new apps on the App Store that...
Apple acquires Chomp to make its App Store search and discovery actually useful

Can IBM Help You Write a Better Blog Post?

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If you have a personal blog, or even a corporate one that you help write, you’ve undoubtedly run into it: the Wall. Also known as “writer’s block,” it’s the inability to come up with something to write about, or a lack of enthusiasm for doing so. Well, researchers at...
Can IBM Help You Write a Better Blog Post?

Making Content Relevant Pays Off; NBC Signs Up The Filter

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Recommending relevant content can be dramatically effective. After The Filter, a white-label content recommendation system, was implemented on the video site Dailymotion in March, the site experienced a 40 percent increase in time spent and a 25 percent increase in video streams per visit. Now, after successful trials, The Filter...
Making Content Relevant Pays Off; NBC Signs Up The Filter

Opera releases new Chromium-powered desktop browser for Mac and Windows

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Norway’s chief browser software company, Opera, is offering people a chance to download its latest desktop browser (version 15) for Windows and Mac, which typically happens ahead of a general release. Dubbed Opera Next as per usual, this time the browser was “made from scratch” and given a revamp to...
Opera releases new Chromium-powered desktop browser for Mac and Windows
Gravity giving away personalization to whichever publishers want it

Here's What It's Like When Groupon Acquires Your Startup (GRPN)

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Adku, a recommendation engine startup, was in stealth for a long time. But It still caught Groupon's eye. Now Adku, backed by startup incubator AngelPad, has been acquired by Groupon and is joining the company's entrepreneur-stacked Palo Alto office. That's quite a change. We got in touch with Carlos Whitt,...
Here's What It's Like When Groupon Acquires Your Startup (GRPN)
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