Latest Netflix Prize Stories

2009-09-22 11:51:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- At the photo-finish end of the largest and most prestigious global analytics competition ever, the Netflix Prize, The Ensemble applauds BellKor Pragmatic Chaos ("BellKor") on its Grand Prize win, and thanks Netflix for its sponsorship of a contest that demonstrates the true power of crowd sourcing and open collaboration in the arenas of machine learning and advanced analytics. The Ensemble and BellKor were the only two teams out of more than 41,000...

2009-08-12 13:25:00

Netflix Inc. is already indicating there will be another $1 million challenge to improve its system of recommending movies that subscribers may enjoy, even though the DVD rental company has yet to announce the first winner. Neil Hunt, Netflix's chief product officer, said the company would announce specific details of a second contest in late September, when it divulges the winner of the first one. The original contest was launched in 2006 to help increase predictions by at least 10 percent...

2009-08-11 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In a true photo-finish, Opera Solutions, a global management consulting firm, in partnership with two other high-ranked teams ("The Ensemble"), recently edged out a Bell Labs/Yahoo consortium in the largest and most prestigious global analytics competition ever. The Netflix Prize competition attracted 41,000 registered teams comprised of the best and the brightest scientists and mathematicians from 186 different countries, all seeking a $1MM prize for...

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