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Truffle Makes Restaurant Recommendations Personal For Once

By | Nov 21, 2016 at 12:50 pm

While the Fourth of July and Christmas are holidays where food plays a starring role, there is only one holiday dedicated to feasting with the ones you love: Thanksgiving. With this special day right around the corner, it’s important to remember that the best…



Senzari Debuts MovieGraph, Web-Based Graph Analytics for Films

By | Feb 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Miami-based startup Senzari announced today the expansion of its entertainment graph services with the debut of MovieGraph. Senzari is a music data company that uses innovative graph computing and machine learning techniques to create a recommendation engine. MovieGraph will leverage Senzari’s approach to connecting and extracting knowledge from…


The Future of Web Recommendations: Friends, or Robots?

By | May 1, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Today, the web is all about figuring out what you want: an article to read, a video to watch, music to listen to, products to buy, restaurants to visit, things to do. With great power (to search) comes great responsibility (to choose): “We are…

Social Media

San Francisco

Nextdoor: Turning Neighborhoods into Social Networks

By | Dec 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm

“We were looking for an idea that would change the world,” Nextdoor founder Nirav Tolia told me during a guided tour of the members-only site.  “We started this a year and a half ago when we realized there were no locally-driven social networks that…



Find Work-Related Apps Using BestVendor’s Social Business Directory

By | Nov 9, 2011 at 9:54 am

When you are busy running a company – or getting one off the ground – time is precious.  If you can avoid reinventing the wheel, you do – and this is especially true when it comes to figuring out what products and services to…



San Diego

OpenCandy Helps Software Developers Make Money And Reach New Users

By | Nov 29, 2010 at 5:49 pm

OpenCandy is a well-funded, San Diego-based startup in the business of software recommendations. You know the drill, when you install software and it asks you questions as you go through the process and you keep clicking “next”? OpenCandy has created a way to add…


AOL Buys Sphere For News Content Recommendations

By | Apr 15, 2008 at 12:10 pm

My first day working at AOL back in the fall of 2006 I had the pleasure of having lunch with Sphere CEO and founder Tony Conrad as he was visiting to start working with the AOL. Since then, Sphere which I covered previously when…