5 Ways to Boost eCommerce Sales with Product Recommendations

Businesses know that acquiring new customers is more difficult and costlier than selling new products to existing customers. This is why eCommerce businesses prefer to invest in a good loyalty program. And product recommendations is one of the best marketing…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…