eBay Snaps Up SalesPredict

When it comes to machine learning, you know what they say: if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Then program your new thinking machines to contemplate beating them.  Then beat them. Okay, maybe they don’t say that yet, but if eBay’s acquisition of SalesPredict really works out – who knows, they might start saying it. SalesPredict is a start-up with a learning engine geared for commerce – it scans the history of what a shopper has bought to make suggestions about the next thing a shopper might want to buy. It is also a useful marketing tool that helps business leverage their marketing dollars at the right collection of consumers. The read on why eBay bought SalesPredict seems to come down to Amazon and better competition with it. “SalesPredict’s deep expertise…


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