Half-a-dozen years ago, the American wine critic Antonio Galloni decided to come up with a critical guide to the world’s best wines. If he had tried to do that in the 1990s, he would have had two options: 1. create a (very heavy) encyclopedia; or 2. issue lots of (equally cumbersome) magazines. “Thirty years ago wine knowledge was books and magazines,” Galloni says.Read more
Hours after Facebook fired its “trending” news team and replaced it with robot curators, the social network’s news section featured inaccurate and potentially offensive articles.
The stories that appeared in the trending news box were previously curated by journalists, who would weed out links that weren’t high quality or from well-regarded publicationsRead more
The Long Tail is a concept popularised by British-American writer Chris Anderson, first in an 2004 article in Wired Magazine (where he was editor), and then later in a book of the same name.Read more
If there’s one thing the world’s most valuable companies agree on, it’s that their future success hinges on artificial intelligence.Read more
Sending money online is about to get easier and a lot more social. Startup Azimo is creating a Facebook Messenger bot that will let you communicate naturally with it.Read more