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 ...

Sep 02, 2014
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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 ...

Jun 12, 2014
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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, ...

Mar 01, 2013
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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 ...

May 31, 2012
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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 ...

Nov 24, 2010
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Netflix awards $1M prize to improve movie picks

(AP) -- Netflix Inc. declared a seven-member group of researchers, scientists and engineers from around the world as winners Monday of its three-year, $1 million contest to improve its movie recommendation system by at least ...

Sep 21, 2009
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MySpace scoops up popular Facebook app iLike

(AP) -- Social networking hub MySpace said Wednesday it is acquiring iLike, a popular music application on rival Facebook, in the first move by new management to expand after a series of drastic cuts and ...

Aug 19, 2009
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