Dept. of Recommendations
One of the major themes of the coming year will be recommendations, as more and more web sites try and personalize the content they deliver to users.
Today the New York Times rolled out a new recommendation page that delivers a stream of articles based on user’s past behavior.
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New York-based analytics startup Pepetually has a lookback at some of the big redesigns of 2010 and includes six New York-based companies that reworked their landing pages.
We’d say Foursquare was Most Improved, replacing a boring image of phones with a splashy branded banner and the taglines “check-in, find your friends, unlock your city” in Read More
Hunch is a NY startup building a taste graph that will allow them to offer precise, intimate recommendations to users almost instantly.
When users first go to Hunch they answer a series of questions. At the end, the site delivers recomendations to them about everything from poetry to food to clothing.
To do this, Hunch Read More
Serial entrepreneur Caterina Fake sat down with The New York Times Nick Bilton recently to chat about the web life. Fake revealed how she first knew that Hunch, one of NYC’s hottest startups, was the next venture she wanted to pursue.
“When I met the team and saw the product we immediately hit Read More
What would happen to New York’s tech scene if Facebook expanded its activities here and started hiring engineers?
So far, the Palo Alto-based social networking juggernaut has limited its New York presence to an advertising office, but some local techies have been hearing recently that a more robust operation, one that would employ developers, could Read More
Hunch, the personal-decision-making engine created by Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake, launched yesterday to much press fanfare. The site has been in undercover beta since March, but in a blog post on the Hunch site, Ms. Fake introduced a new and improved version. “For Read More