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http://open.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/15/on-the-path-to-personalization/ This post from the New York Times‘ Open blog talks about the architecture and algorithms underpinning its content-personalization engine. Its experience speaks to some larger trends around companies moving from batch to stream processing and to cloud services overall. The Times’ recommendation engine used to […] Read more at GigaOM »

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Major League Baseball
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Major League Baseball is using new data tools to create more detailed profiles of people who visit team and league websites. MLB plans to use the extra data to create profiles of affluent customers, and to let brands target those profiles on private ad exchanges. Read more »

A group of British researchers recently analyzed 2.5 million newspaper articles in order to prove that new data analysis techniques, such as machine learning and natural-language processing, can accurately classify media content. They hope their approach can save academicians untold hours of manual labor. Read more at GigaOM »

Kindle commercial, "The Book Lives On"
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Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other e-reader companies are collecting data about your e-book reading habits, but they’re keeping their most interesting findings close to the vest. Read more »