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The World's Most Expensive Book: $23.9 Million

Leave it to an evolutionary biologist, Michael Eisen at UC Berkeley, to stumble upon and turn his microcope on the mysterious upward spiral pricing algorithm implemented by booksellers on Amazon that caused a relatively obscure title like… 387 more words


The Price of Knowledge

Businesses today regularly rely on technology to minimize mistakes. It’s hard to argue that in general technology hasn’t been a benefit to businesses. However, recently a price war of absurd proportions reminded us that in the end, poorly designed technology will give poor results and that technology is simply a tool. 106 more words

Amazon algorithm demands $23m for a book about flies

Algorithms are everywhere. Lift up the bonnet of Google, for example, and you’ll find the engine runs on algorithms and little else. But on Amazon, an algorithm has apparently got a little out of control and… 128 more words