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…

Yahoo Launches Newly Redesigned My Yahoo, Wants iGoogle Users To Come Aboard

Yahoo announced today that it has launched a new redesigned version of My Yahoo, where users can now get an even more personalized experience. It’s launching on both desktop and mobile. “The refreshed design gives you a sleek, tailor-made starting…

Pinterest Now Tracks You Automatically, Lets You Opt Out

In an effort to make you “feel like Pinterest is really yours,” the social network is beginning to implement a new personalization feature that tracks your movements across the web and recommends certain pins based on the websites you visit.…

SiriusXM’s MySXM Lets You Personalize Channels

SiriusXM announced the launch of a new personalization feature called MySXM, which enables users to personalize over 50 its channels by creating up to over 100 variations of each. Channels that take advantage of the MySXM feature let users adjust…

What Personalization, Privacy And Competition Mean For Google’s Future

As previously reported, Google has expanded its field trial for Gmail results on web search results pages. Now, it includes Google Drive and Google Content (though you have to actually sign up for the new field trial to get these…

DuckDuckGo Thinks You Don’t Want Personalized Search Results

DuckDuckGo is following Bing’s lead with a new ad telling you why its results are better than Google’s. Unlike Bing’s “Bing It On” campaign, however, DuckDuckGo isn’t pushing a blind taste test of side-by-side search results. They’re simply telling you…

Yahoo To Focus On Mobile And Personalization

Yahoo will reportedly be increasing its focus on mobile and personalization moving forward under new CEO Marissa Mayer. Mayer held a meeting with Yahoo employees to discuss the company’s plans, and these were major themes. Business Insider obtained a summary/outline…

This Is How Google Plans To See Through Your Eyes (Literally)

Google has captured many imaginations with Project Glass, and the device will not even be available to consumers until next year at the earliest. Wearing a Google Glass in front of your eye may be your ticket to a futuristic…

Here Are The Cards Google Now Is Starting With

Google Now, Google’s new Android feature, now has a landing page with information about it. This includes the diagram above. The page begins with the promo video we looked at previously: “Google Now gets you just the right information at…

Twitter Experiments With Personalized User Suggestions

Twitter announced that it is conducting some personalization experiments for users. Specifically, Twitter is trying to tailor user suggestions (suggestions for people to follow) to people’s specific interests. “These tailored suggestions are based on accounts followed by other Twitter users…