personalization

  • A status report on our digital freedom Crunch Network

    A status report on our digital freedom

    People are fascinated by the relationship between free will and a pre-destined path. This relationship has never been more interesting than in today’s digital world, where the ultimate goal of most companies is to personalize their web content based on your demographic data and known preferences. Read More

  • The 50-year digital relationship Crunch Network

    The 50-year digital relationship

    I occasionally meet people who think the Internet is going to go away someday. Yes, some of its pieces do move around a bit. Bye, Friendster! Hello, Peach!* But its core benefit — your ability to find any information any time, and to build relationships around common interests at any distance — aren’t going anywhere. Ever. Read More

  • Facebook 360 content finds a new virtual home on Oculus Video

    Facebook 360 content finds a new virtual home on Oculus Video

    Zuck announced last month that Facebook would be bringing the company’s 360 dynamic streaming to Gear VR to improve experiences. Now, the company is giving users a crazy amount of personalized content to check out with direct Facebook integration. Oculus announced today that the Oculus Video app on Gear VR would be incorporating a new Facebook video tab that lets you connect your… Read More

  • The Top Five Trends For The Connected Car In 2016   Crunch Network

    The Top Five Trends For The Connected Car In 2016  

    Today, as modern automobiles have evolved to moving machines bristling with sensors, software, processors and networks, future predictions are all about technology. Read More

  • Online Commerce Needs An Offline Experience Crunch Network

    Online Commerce Needs An Offline Experience

    Here’s a funny reality. Despite the steady rise of e-commerce since the 1990s, we still stroll through malls and shops. Even with one-click ordering and overnight delivery, we purchase many of our day-to-day products and services locally and offline. A big reason we do so is that shopping engages us with the wider world. Read More

  • An Inconvenient Proof Crunch Network

    An Inconvenient Proof

    An Inconvenient Proof refers to the fact that personalization algorithms proselytize via code. Designed to scrutinize our lives, they’re also programmed to influence our behavior. Created by humans, every algorithm is imbued with the biases, business goals and personal agendas of their manufacturers. This doesn’t make artificial intelligence malevolent. But unless individuals… Read More

  • Past Behavior Does Not Determine Future Purchases Crunch Network

    Past Behavior Does Not Determine Future Purchases

    Ever wonder why after buying shoes online (or any other consumer goods), for the next few weeks or months, you can be sure to spot ads or promotions for those same shoes on nearly every website you visit? What’s more, you’ll see which shoes your Facebook friends bought, which shoes their friends bought and which shoes “others like you” bought. You already bought shoes… Read More

  • Is Personalized Discovery A Feature, Category Or New Paradigm Crunch Network

    Is Personalized Discovery A Feature, Category Or New Paradigm

    What do you do when you don’t know what you want to read, watch, listen to or do next? What do you do if you don’t know what to search for? Or can’t describe clearly what you’d be interested in next? There are so many great choices available in the digital realm. Nevertheless, a universal personalized Discovery solution doesn’t exist yet. Why? Read More