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Thought pieces on media, publishing, machine learning and content recommendation

What can AI really do for publishing?

Catch the highlights from the talks by Isabel Thomspon, Senior Strategy Analyst from Holtzbrinck, and our co-founder and CEO Mads Holmen at The Society of Scholarly Publishing's event: 'Humans, AI, and Decision Making' - how can we make use of data to help us make better decisions?

By Robbert van der Pluijm 16 July, 2018

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A digital librarian for all

Bibblio’s Mads Holmen was at The London Festival of Learning highlighting what good recommendations can mean for learning: find out why it’s vital for any platform interacting with (lifelong) learners, teachers or researchers.

By Harry Lancaster 10 July, 2018

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Reaching for the Sky at our latest recommender systems meetup

Find out what we learned at our fifth Recsys London meetup. With a Principal Data Scientist from Sky, a Data Science Consultant and Marketeer, and a Senior Research Engineer from Sky all contributing, there were lots of great insights!

By Robbert van der Pluijm 4 July, 2018

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Our favourite takeaways: food, dating and other recommendations

Get the insights from Bibblio Events' inaugural Recommender Systems Meetup in Berlin: RecSys Berlin. We learn all about how dating and food sometimes need different approaches - and different ways of doing recommendations too ;)

By Robbert van der Pluijm 25 June, 2018

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More thought-provoking comments from Berlin's publishing experts

Earlier this month, Bibblio went to Berlin to launch the Future of Media & Publishing series, bringing together professionals who work in publishing, online media and media-tech to discuss the best ways forward in the world of content. Here are the six best quotes, and what we should take away.

By Robbert van der Pluijm 20 June, 2018

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AI: The threat or cure for media?

Read our roundup of the panel 'AI: The threat or cure for media?', from CogX 2018. We've got the takeaways featuring Mike Butcher, Editor-at-large for Tech Crunch, Grace Boswood, COO, Design and Engineering at the BBC, Dan Gilbert, Director of Data for News UK, and Bibblio’s Mads Holmen.

By Harry Lancaster 18 June, 2018

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What We Learnt at Our Inaugural Recommender Meetup in NYC

Find out what we learnt from the presentations at the inaugural RecSys New York City meetup - there were lots of great insights on the right systems to solve problems from recommending news stories, to music and recipe recommendations!

By Robbert van der Pluijm 24 May, 2018

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Five more takes on online media and publishing in 2018

Find out what we discovered from the great panel and speakers at the first edition of the Future of Media and Publishing Meetup in New York - some great wisdom on diversity, collaboration and innovation.

By Robbert van der Pluijm 15 May, 2018

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Food for thought from London: the future of recommender systems

Discover what happened at the last get together of the RecSys London meetup - three great talks for anyone interested in algorithm development and recommender systems! (and pizza, courtesy of our friends at Deliveroo)

By Robbert van der Pluijm 1 May, 2018

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The decline of Facebook referral traffic: It’s time to get...

With the decline of social referral traffic from Facebook, what can publishers and media do to replace lost visits? The answer lies in the resurgence of Google: work on your SEO, build a loyal audience and don't mourn the loss of poor quality traffic.

By Team Bibblio 28 March, 2018

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The view from London: five insights on the future of digital...

Takeaways from the second Future of Media & Publishing London meetup event in March 2018. Hosted at Work.Life in Clerkenwell. Presentations and debate by speakers from Dennis, The Memo, Blockmetry and Pugpig, with recommended top tools to help users navigate the web and catch up on great content.

By Robbert van der Pluijm 20 March, 2018

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4 predictions for digital media and publishing in 2018 that you...

As the dust settles around all of the predictions for 2018, we've selected the ones that digital content businesses really need to understand to thrive this year.

By Team Bibblio 23 February, 2018

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Insights from an evening with recommender systems experts

Bibblio Labs organised the third RecSys meetup in London, and we heard all about hacking a recommender, evaluation metrics and production tools for recommenders

By Robbert van der Pluijm 8 February, 2018

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What are the three ways to build a recommender system when you...

Learn three ways to build a recommender system when you don't have data on your users or audience from data scientist and algorithm builder Dr. Mahbub Gani

By Dr Mahbub Gani 6 February, 2018

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What matters most when building algorithms - people, process or...

Learn the formula behind Bibblio’s method for building algorithms for its recommender system: harnessing the whole team and valuing process as well as code.

By Nic Young 1 February, 2018

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Why personalization isn't a silver bullet for publishing & media

Personalization is often presented as the solution to solve all publishers' challenges in audience engagement and retention, but is it really a silver bullet?

By Robbert van der Pluijm 18 January, 2018

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10 people and sites to follow in 2018 who get digital media and...

Find out who you should be following to get the real story of where media and publishing are headed in 2018 #pivottoreaders

By Team Bibblio 11 January, 2018

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A new goal for digital publishers in 2018: your loyalty metric

As publishers strive to establish diverse revenue streams, they need to cultivate a loyal audience. Read how a recommender system can help get devoted users.

By Robbert van der Pluijm 4 January, 2018

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Naughty or Nice?

In the world of digital media, not everyone has been good this year. We’re publishing Santa’s naughty and nice list.

By Team Bibblio 19 December, 2017

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Winning as a modern content business: what would you recommend?

Bibblio’s Mads Holmen was at AI Summit with the Department of International Trade talking content recommendation: find out why it’s vital to content companies

By Team Bibblio 12 December, 2017

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The secret lives of algorithms

Algorithms have a big impact, but their workings are often hidden. This lack of transparency has led to diminishing public trust in them. How can we do better?

By Team Bibblio 30 November, 2017

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Making the most of every page

Article pages can’t just tell great stories anymore. They have to perform the function of a homepage too. Find out how good recommendations help you do this.

By Team Bibblio 28 November, 2017

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Refinding relevance on the web

Fighting the good fight can feel a bit lonely. This is why we're excited about Refind, a platform facilitating content discovery without increasing the noise.

By Team Bibblio 15 November, 2017

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In the land of content, relevance is king

Publishers and industry partners came together to examine the opportunities in the digital publishing sector at the 2017 AOP Digital Publishing Convention.

By Team Bibblio 7 November, 2017

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Taking a leap into the deep learning space

Head of Bibblio Labs, Robbert van der Pluijm, talks deep learning at the 8th Recommender Systems meetup in Amsterdam, in October 2017.

By Team Bibblio 27 October, 2017

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Where stories and ideas in Russia find a home

The most important approaches when growing an independent subscription platform, according to a Moscow publisher.

By Robbert van der Pluijm 10 October, 2017

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A new WordPress plugin for happy readers and higher revenues

Bibblio is bringing the power of smart recommendations to the WordPress community with a new related posts plugin.

By Team Bibblio 4 October, 2017

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Beating to the rhythm of Modern Drummer

How Modern Drummer, the dedicated magazine, is leveraging their archive and social following to grow their business.

By Robbert van der Pluijm 29 September, 2017

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A Crisis of Attention - Part II

Mads Holmen, co-founder of Bibblio, argues that content quality and putting users first could be the dominant force shaping the future of media and publishing.

By Mads Holmen 26 September, 2017

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Streaming architecture to the rescue

Bibblio's Lead Data Scientist Dr Mahbub Gani presents how streaming architecture solved the recommendation company's scale and catalogue updating.

By Team Bibblio 26 September, 2017

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A Crisis of Attention

The internet wants our attention, but what do we want from the internet?

By Mads Holmen 1 August, 2017

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Our other blog is a Medium

As you'll have noticed, our shiny new blog on our shiny new website is a bit empty - that's because previously we published all of our pieces to Medium.

By Team Bibblio 26 July, 2017

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The future comes highly recommended

Curation has always been the basis of great collections, from libraries to art exhibitions. The digital future will be no different, but now we have algorithms.

By Team Bibblio 2 March, 2017

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Advertising vs Subscription

Discover how media businesses like Medium and NYT are adapting to the emerging post-advertising landscape through subscription models and user-first strategies.

By Team Bibblio 9 February, 2017

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Clicks vs Satisfaction

There's always been competition for traffic, but some sites are now putting metrics over people, chasing clicks in search of ad revenue. Readers deserve better.

By Team Bibblio 2 November, 2016

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