Archive for the ‘Trax’ Category

Mouse tracks: Mickey’s hot on your trail …

February 20, 2015

According to Business Week

“Disney has launched a $1 billion experiment in crowd control, data collection, and wearable technology that could change the way people play—and spend—at the Most Magical Place on Earth. “

 

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The innovation – called MyMagic – let’s Mickey track every move you make around the old Magic Kingdom.

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Mouse tracks: Mickey’s hot on your trail …

April 14, 2014

According to Business Week

“Disney has launched a $1 billion experiment in crowd control, data collection, and wearable technology that could change the way people play—and spend—at the Most Magical Place on Earth. “

 

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The innovation – called MyMagic – let’s Mickey track every move you make around the old Magic Kingdom.

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Trax: Netflix tightens up its algorithms …

September 4, 2013

I bought a new “smart” TV … and it came with a 6-month free subscription to Netflix steaming service.

Sweet.

In concept, the streaming concept is a cool idea, except for:

  1. The “loading” message brings a movie to a halt when the “cache” gets full, needs to be emptied, and more content has to stream in.
  2. The limited streaming library … I thought I’d get access to practically every movie ever made … not so, by a long shot.
  3. The goofy recommendations for what I’d like to view next.

#3 surprised me since Netflix have invested heavily in systems to figure out what we want to to see.

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Here’s what’s going on and what Netflix is doing about it …

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Trax: How Netflix knows what to recommend …

August 15, 2013

Consider this …

In March, Netflix shipped its 4 billionth DVD.

In the first quarter of 2013 alone, it streamed more than 4 billion hours.

The company estimates that 75 percent of viewer activity is driven by the company’s algorithmic recommendation.

 

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Here’s some skinny on how Netflix works the numbers  …

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Trax: About your credit score(s) …

August 13, 2013

While most people tend to think that they have one credit score, there are actually many different types of scores.

 

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Here are some specifics …

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Trax: The business of credit reporting …

August 8, 2013

Everybody knows vaguely that so-called “credit bureaus” track your credit histories and report them to lenders.

 

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Here are some specifics about credit bureaus that you might not know …

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