Google uses machine learning to fill in the blanks in your spreadsheet

Trying to think of some good uses for this!

Now, with the Smart Autofill add-on, Google is do much more with numbers and words by drawing on its Prediction API, an application programming interface that considers existing numbers or categories and then creates a model to make reasonable approximations.

via Google uses machine learning to fill in the blanks in your spreadsheet | VentureBeat | Big Data | by Jordan Novet.

Why Yahoo Might Have to Buy An Ad Tech Company

Because the products that Yahoo recently announced are not resonating in the online ad marketplace:

In introducing that collection of ad tech offerings, housed under the new brand Yahoo Advertising, the company boasted in a blog post of a “unified approach to digital advertising that only Yahoo can deliver.”The problem is, those products simply aren’t resonating in the online ad marketplace, say programmatic ad buyers and ad tech experts. Hence, the speculation that Yahoo could be in the market to buy some more ad tech.

via Why Yahoo Might Have to Buy An Ad Tech Company – CMO Today – WSJ.