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You and Your Next Car: A Match Made in Heaven…or an App?

Despite their love for cars, most Americans do not like shopping for a new car, it rates lower than cleaning toilets or going for jury duty! Cars.com’s service “Matchmaking Experience” is leveraging proprietary machine-learning algorithms to provide personalized recommendations based … Continue reading

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Retailers Now Selling Fun Socks, Not Just Boring Ones

With the advent of the popular Happy Socks in 2008, the sock industry has changed dramatically. Here’s the story of Happy Socks by Happy Socks: “Happy Socks started in the spring of 2008. Two friends had a vision: to spread … Continue reading

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2016 Forecasts from Bloomberg

About this time each year, a number of well-known, reliable sources produce their forecasts for the  following year. Bloomberg (via its Bloomberg Businessweek) has just published its “The Year Ahead 2016” issue. Here is a video overview of the year … Continue reading

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