eBay buys Swedish machine learning startup Expertmaker

eBay said Thursday it is buying Swedish machine-learning startup Expertmaker. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. What’s Hot on ZDNet Expertmaker has been a partner of eBay’s since 2010 as part of the company’s structured data initiative. In a nutshell, the structured data initiative is eBay’s attempt to clean up its product catalog and make it easier for people to find what they want amongst the more than 900 listings hosted on the site. “One component of eBay’s strategy to drive the most relevance is its shift to be more product-based,” eBay wrote in a news release. “With this initiative, which eBay calls structured data, the company is organizing its vast inventory in order to better aggregate insights into supply and demand. This structured data foundation will allow…


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