All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘recommendations’

Pinterest Experiments With Real-Time Related Pin Recommendations, Object Recognition

Pinterest is experimenting with new visual search technology. The company asks us to imagine discovering new products and ideas on Pinterest based on visually similar objects, as Pinned by people with similar tastes. We’re told that’s the idea behind some of the latest technology the company’s Visual Discovery team is working on. Pinterest is sharing details on new experiments on …

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Pinterest’s New Acquisition Should Help Its Search And Ad Offerings

Pinterest just announced that is has acquired the team and technology behind recommendation and commerce startup Kosei. The company says it will use he acquisition to accelerate its discovery and monetization efforts. “The team includes some of the best minds in machine learning, data science and recommendation engines, who’ve created a unique technology stack that drives commerce by making highly …

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Netflix Spends A Lot On Content Recommendations

Netflix Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt spoke this week at the AMC Conference on Recommender Systems. You can watch the whole thing here: The video is over two hours long, but GigaOm’s Janko Roettgers pulled some interesting info out of it, including the fact that Netflix is spending $150 million every year on content recommendations. The company also employs as …

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Netflix Launches New Social Recommendations

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 prompt you to find your friends using Facebook. Netflix notes that it will not post anything to Facebook or share …

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Foursquare’s New, Still Check In-Less App Is Here

Foursquare went and pissed a bunch of people off when they decided to “unbundle” and separate the core functions of their main app into two apps. They relegated check-ins to a new app, called Swarm, and promised that Foursquare would relaunch in the summer as an app entirely devoted to local search and recommendations. Some with an if it ain’t …

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Check-in Out: Foursquare Officially Kills Check-ins

Just a few hours after touting Swarm’s success in becoming users’ go-to place for check-ins, Foursquare has announced that starting tomorrow, all check-ins will be moving to that app. For the first time since its launch in 2009, you won’t be able to check in using Foursquare. Back in May, Foursquare decided that to survive and flourish, they were going …

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Etsy Aims To Help Sellers By Giving Buyers Custom Recommendations

Etsy announced this week that it is making some changes to make the shopping experience better for customers, which will in turn positively affect sellers. Etsy’s Heather Burkman says one such change is through custom recommendations. She talks about a recent email test Etsy ran. “Half of the buyers received an email with the same set of items, and the …

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Google Reportedly Trying Another Content Recommendation Product

Google is reportedly getting ready to launch a new content recommendation tool for publishers that would point their website visitors to more of their articles. Search Engine Journal shares a snippet from an email it and other Google partners have been receiving: Our engineers are working on a content recommendation beta that will present users relevant internal articles on your …

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Foursquare Now Pushes Recommendations to All Users with 7.0 Update

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 specific venue), Foursquare will let you know what to eat, buy, see, and more. These real-time recommendations aren’t new – …

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Pinterest Adds ‘Related Pins’ To Your Home Feed

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 a new way to discover content that you might actually enjoy. The keyword is “might”. “Related Pins are picked specially …

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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 to order, or a money-saving special). With this release, we’re turning real-time recommendations on for a small batch of people …

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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 Twitter recently noted, it is experimenting a lot with different features these days, testing them with small sub-sets of users …

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