Spotify's secret sauce of algorithmic playlists didn't happen by accident. But its rapid growth—and rabid fan reaction—kind of did. It's been a little over a year since the streaming music service launched its Discovery Weekly feature, which has since become a must-listen fixture for customers around the world.
Follow Mercedes-Benz on Instagram, and you'll soon learn two things: It posts several times a day across the brand's properties, and people eat it up.
With more than 400 million monthly users and a growing number of advertisers, Instagram is adding an algorithm that reorders pictures and videos in users' feeds based on their interests.
Instagram on Tuesday confirmed that it's adding an algorithm that will reorder which images and videos users see in their feeds.
Twitter has 271 million users who are active and logged in, but then there are many more visitors who never announce themselves.
Facebook is giving video views more weight in its News Feed algorithm, which determines what users see from brands and friends on the social network. The greater emphasis on video comes as more advertisers play with the format.
A math major with a specialty in abstract mathematical concepts like combinatorics, Ben Liang envisioned a future as a financial analyst—outside of academia, a natural career path for number crunchers and the same route his dad had taken.