Mark Zuckerberg and the man in charge of Facebook’s newsfeed want it to become like a newspaper, and highlight more “high quality” content — but what if that’s not what users actually want to see? Will they rebel against Facebook as content gatekeeper?
Data is an ever-more important element in business decision-making, so why isn’t venture capital keeping up? When will the industry move from intuition to algorithms?
Fifteen years in the making, Google is still working to make search more sophisticated with an improved algorithm and new features.
Facebook took a step back on Thursday in unveiling the updated News Feed, focusing on the simpler design the company has historically championed and trying to surface more interesting content through changes to the feed.
Facebook is making changes to its news feed in order to try and filter content better for users, while Twitter continues to provide a largely unfiltered experience. Which one is better? That depends on how you use it.
Despite the Facebook hate that exists out there, the social network still has some key advantages to how it presents information. When it rolls out its updated newsfeed on Thursday, here are the three things it should highlight.
Facebook has come under fire from those who say the network is turning down the volume on their posts, but the bottom line is that the network can — and will — do whatever it wants with the algorithms controlling its news feed.
Twitter’s new advertising API is just part of an ongoing seismic shift in the way advertising works online, where algorithms and self-serve networks are taking over from traditional ad buying and further destabilizing the media industry.
Every VC firm has its own way of evaluating potential investments. Remmy Oxley, an anonymous VC, says that Moneyball-style methods are the next step, and reveals his firm’s algorithm for screening candidates.
Let’s assume that sometime in the future every car has Wi-Fi and every car has a cellular data connection. Wi-Fi is essentially free, while cellular data is expensive. Is there a way to maximize the “free” connectivity of Wi-Fi while minimizing the costs of mobile data?