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Netflix Launches New Social Recommendations

Netflix Launches New Social Recommendations

By Chris Crum September 2, 2014

Netflix just announced the launch of a new social recommendation feature, which enables users to recommend titles to people privately. When you finish watching something, it will ask you if you know anyone else who’d like the show, and will …

Foursquare Now Pushes Recommendations to All Users Foursquare Now Pushes Recommendations to All Users

With the new 7.0 update, Foursquare is pushing recommendations to all iOS and Android users – even when they don’t have the app open. Now, when you arrive at a location (be that a specific city or state, or a …

Pinterest Adds 'Related Pins' To Your Home Feed Pinterest Adds 'Related Pins' To Your Home Feed
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Pinterest announced today that it is going to start putting recommendations dubbed “related Pins” in your home feed. While this means you will be getting content from boards that you aren’t necessarily following, it also means that you will have …

Foursquare Brings Real-Time Recommendations to iOS Foursquare Brings Real-Time Recommendations to iOS

Foursquare has just announced that their new style of real-time recommendations are now being pushed to some iOS users through an app update released today. “When you arrive someplace, we can tell you something great there (like the best thing …

Twitter Rolls Out New Recommendations Twitter Rolls Out New Recommendations

Twitter announced that it is rolling out a new kind of recommendation to some users, which aims to deliver personalized suggestions based on when multiple people in the user’s network follow the same user or favorite/retweet the same tweet. As …

Netflix To Use Context For Title Suggestions Netflix To Use Context For Title Suggestions

If you use Netflix regularly to stream movies and shows, then there’s a really good chance that its recommendations play a pretty big part in your viewing habits. This will likely be even more the case from now on, now …

Meet Max, Netflix’s New Recommendation Companion Meet Max, Netflix’s New Recommendation Companion

Netflix has been using its algorithms to suggests movies and TV shows that you may like for some time now. Sometimes those suggestions are good, and other times they are hilariously bad. It all has to do with what you …

Google+ Aims To Lower Your Site's Mobile Bounce Rate Google+ Aims To Lower Your Site's Mobile Bounce Rate
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Google announced the launch of content recommendations for mobile sites via the Google+ Platform. By adding a line of code, webmasters can encourage users to look at more of their articles when they’re browsing mobile sites, by delivering recommended (by …

Cancer Sample Handling Changes Called For By Doctors Cancer Sample Handling Changes Called For By Doctors

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In a column appearing this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), doctors have called on the medical community to change the way it handles cancer tissue samples. At issue is the rise of new gene sequencing …

Foursquare Integrates Facebook to Fight Facebook Foursquare Integrates Facebook to Fight Facebook

Foursquare has just made a counterattack against Facebook in the battle for location recommendation supremacy – by further incorporating Facebook into its service. Starting today, you will now see new Facebook-oriented information on Foursquare locations, and Foursquare is going to …

Facebook Turns Nearby Feature into Local Search Tool Facebook Turns Nearby Feature into Local Search Tool
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Facebook has just announced a huge revamp of their Nearby feature inside the mobile app that turns it from a not-too-remarkable tracker of friends’ check-ins to an actual attempt at a personalized local recommendation engine. Now when you open up …

Ovarian Cancer Screening Not Recommended by USPSTF
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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) today issued its final recommendation for women considering being screened for ovarian cancer. The task force does not recommend that women undergo ovarian cancer screening as a prevantive measure. The recommendation applies to …

New Recommendation Engine For Google Afiiliates New Recommendation Engine For Google Afiiliates

Google announced that it has released a new recommendation engine for the Google Affiliate Network. Publishers can go to the Advertisers > Recommended advertisers sub-tab to find a list of available programs ranked based on relevancy and predicted performance. Recommendations …

StumbleUpon Now Recommends Sites and Interests StumbleUpon Now Recommends Sites and Interests

Stumble Upon has started rolling out a pop-up along the control bar at the top of the page that recommends sites and interests based on the things that you Stumble frequently. If you Stumble pages on a site frequently, StumbleUpon …

Foursquare Explore No Longer Mobile-Only Foursquare Explore No Longer Mobile-Only

Foursquare announced that it is expanding the “explore” feature that has been available for mobile, to include a web version at foursquare.com/explore. Essentially it’s a way to utilize Foursquare’s huge number of check-ins and personalization based on your own check-ins, …

Businesses on Facebook Need to Include Their Location Businesses on Facebook Need to Include Their Location
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If you have a physical location tied to your Facebook page, you have a much greater chance to build your “like” count, because Facebook recently implemented a feature that prompts users to recommend a Page when they “like” it. The …

Search, Personalization And Recommendation
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Lately, there has been a lot of discussion about the future of our information consumption. Are we going to be using search in a different way or using niche search engines? Are we going to get recommendations from from our social network? Will the results be personalized based on our behaviors, or even just a list of topics that we like? If you ask three different people you will probably get three different answers. The context can also change the answer. If someone is mobile, search may not be as relevant as recommendations.