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eBay Snaps Up Hunch for $80M

Its recommendation technology will be applied to eBay

(Newser) - eBay made a splash today by acquiring Hunch , a recommendations startup that launched in 2009, the companies announced . The official statement didn’t list a price, but Michael Arrington’s Uncrunched , which first reported the deal, said it would be "somewhere around $80 million." Hunch founder Chris Dixon... More »

On the Fence? Play a

Site asks questions, then makes recommendations

(Newser) - A new website is ready to answer your queries, but it wants to get to know you first., created by MIT scientists, asks a series of questions before making a recommendation—say, which car to buy, where to go on vacation, what campy movie to watch. It offers... More »

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