To fully grasp the concept of recommender systems, a bit of history doesn’t harm. On this page, you find our blog posts relating to the history of recommender systems.

Against All Odds: Netflix, From Mail-Order DVD Rentals to Streaming Dominance [Shawn Knight @ TechSpot]

Shown Knight from Techspot writes about the history of Netflix and how Netflix evolved from a mail-order DVD rental to the world’s largest streaming service. Home video rentals were already a $16 billion industry when Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph decided to get involved in the summer of 1997. Hastings, who holds degrees in mathematics […]

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More than a decade of the ACM RecSys Conference [Alan Said, 2017]

This is already an old blog post from 2017, but still an intersting read. The eleventh ACM Recommender Systems Conference (RecSys) occurred earlier this year in Como, Italy, following last year’s tenth anniversary which saw over 560 attendees. This year, the attendance rose to a record 630. Post-conference, summaries emerged from attendees like Neal Lathia […]

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