31 posts and columns on recommendations
Google announced Monday that publishers hooked into Google+ can use the social network to offer customized story recommendations via the mobile Web. The new product suggests stories to readers based on what’s relevant on a publisher’s site, or if a user is signed in to their Google account, a story on the site that’s currently popular on Google+. The idea, Google said, is to surface the most relevant content for users, while recirculating more traffic for publishers.
News Bytesaid Wednesday it had acquired Jybe, maker of a personalized social recommendation app, and its five-member team, all former Yahoos. Neither the terms of the deal nor the plans to integrate the technology into Yahoo’s platform were disclosed.
News ByteLumi, which passively records each Web site you visit. The twist is that Lumi is a personal service, built to be anonymous and secure (we can only hope!), for the purpose of finding new content based on previous experiences.