StumbleUpon Rebrands, Redesigns & Reorganizes Topic Features

StumbleUpon Rebrands, Redesigns & Reorganizes Topic Features

StumbleUpon is on a roll. As of August 2011, the U.S.’s biggest serendipity engine drove drive half of all social media traffic, surpassing Facebook, the social network that formerly held that bragging right.

Today StumbleUpon announces a complete overhaul of its platform and logo, as it aims to make the site more visually oriented and simpler to…

Alfred, a Personal Robot for Recommendations on the Go

Alfred, a Personal Robot for Recommendations on the Go

New from a company called Clever Sense is an app called Alfred (iTunes link) that provides personalized recommendations for restaurants, coffee shops, nightlife, bars and clubs, and soon, hotels, salons, spas, shops, attractions and more. The interesting thing about how the app does so is the technology it is uses behind the scenes. Instead of…

Flipboard’s Big Summer Update Goes Live, Personalization Coming “Soon”

Flipboard’s Big Summer Update Goes Live, Personalization Coming “Soon”

Popular iPad magazine app and Apple’s iPad App of the Year Flipboard has just released a new version featuring a handful of updates, including one which has the company rethinking a user’s first-time experience with the application. Now, instead of having to configure Flipboard with your favorite sources for online news, photos and other topics…

Goodreads Buys Recommendation Service Discovereads

Goodreads Buys Recommendation Service Discovereads

Book-sharing service Goodreads announced today that they have purchased the book recommendation engine Discovereads. According to Goodreads CEO Otis Chandler, the acquisition addresses a frequently-requested feature.

“With their deep algorithmic book recommendation technology, we’re going to be able plumb our database of 100 million book…

Foursquare’s Google Moment: Recommendations Launch Tonight

Foursquare’s Google Moment: Recommendations Launch Tonight

The race between tech companies aiming to tell you what to do with your free time will heat up tonight with the midnight launch of version 3.0 of location-based social network Foursquare. According to the company, its long awaited recommendations feature will be included.

It’s one thing for Amazon or Netflix to recommend movies or other…

My6Sense Chrome Extension Filters Your Tweet Stream on Twitter.com

My6Sense Chrome Extension Filters Your Tweet Stream on Twitter.com

My6Sense, the personalized recommendation engine for both iOS and Android, comes to the desktop today with a Chrome extension that brings the my6sense experience to Twitter.com. What exactly is the my6sense experience? my6sense uses what it calls “digital intuition” to determine what parts of your stream, whether Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz or…

Discover New Music Blogs With Extension.FM’s New Recommender

Discover New Music Blogs With Extension.FM’s New Recommender

Nothing beats a good recommendation for a new band to listen to, but a recommendation for a new music blog to read can be a gift that keeps on giving. Extension.fm, a New York startup that provides a browser plug-in that captures all the MP3 files you come across and turns them into a playlist, has just announced the creation of a new experimental…