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Marketplace Weekend for Friday, December 19, 2014

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, December 19, 2014

Dec 19, 2014

This weekend, we focus on algorithms, in business, love, and crime. Lizzie O'Leary talks with Guru Hariharan, CEO of Boomerang Commerce, about how online businesses use data and algorithms. Christian Rudder, co-founder of OkCupid, discusses algorithms in love...and what happens…

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Stories From this episode

Algorithms: The language of love?

by Eliza Mills Dec 19, 2014
On trusting data to find a date.

How to parent in the digital age

by Marketplace Weekend Staff Dec 19, 2014
Bill Ratner on his kids, his career and how to create boundaries with technology when parenting.

Cuba to expand its internet access

by Marketplace Weekend Staff Dec 19, 2014
Lizzie O'Leary speaks with Nancy Scola who covers Tech Policy for The Washington Post.

In Context: Algorithms in business

by Marketplace Weekend Staff Dec 19, 2014
In New York City, when it rains, something interesting happens

Your Wallet: Cheap travel for the holidays

by Marketplace Weekend Staff Dec 19, 2014
Some of the algorithms that affect our lives the most are the ones airlines use to determine pricing.

More From This Episode

This weekend, we focus on algorithms, in business, love, and crime. Lizzie O’Leary talks with Guru Hariharan, CEO of Boomerang Commerce, about how online businesses use data and algorithms. Christian Rudder, co-founder of OkCupid, discusses algorithms in love…and what happens when someone lies in their online dating profile.  Marketplace Tech host  Ben Johnson tells Lizzie the story of a Google algorithm that discovered a ring of car thieves. What happens when algorithms start to learn? Lizzie and Patrick Surry of travel site Hopper talk about the best ways to use algorithms to your advantage while shopping for airfare. How do you game the system. And as 2015 approaches, what are your thoughts about indulgence? Is there anything you try to keep from yourself? 

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