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 edition of the ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys) took place earlier this year in Como, Italy. In the time since, a number of summaries of the conference have been published by some of the attendees, e.g. Neal Lathia, […]

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