News tagged with recommendations

Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences.

dateSep 02, 2014 in Business
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Content kingmaker—quality or webpage position?

In today's Information Age, it's easy get overwhelmed by online content. On YouTube alone, over 100 hours worth of video is uploaded every minute. Showcasing the most interesting content allows providers to convey a certain ...

dateJun 12, 2014 in Internet
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Short algorithm, long-range consequences

In the last decade, theoretical computer science has seen remarkable progress on the problem of solving graph Laplacians—the esoteric name for a calculation with hordes of familiar applications in scheduling, image processing, ...

dateMar 01, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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Finding good music in noisy online markets

In 2004, a trio of researchers at Columbia University began an online experiment in social-media marketing, creating nine versions of a music-download site that presented the same group of unknown songs in different ways. ...

dateMay 31, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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Improving recommendation system algorithms

Recommendation algorithms are a vital part of today’s Web, the basis of the targeted advertisements that account for most commercial sites’ revenues and of services such as Pandora, the Internet radio site that ...

dateJul 08, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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Danish researchers finally solve the obesity riddle

Researchers at the Faculty of Life Sciences (LIFE), University of Copenhagen, can now unveil the results of the world's largest diet study: If you want to lose weight, you should maintain a diet that is high in proteins with ...

dateNov 24, 2010 in Health
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