Archive for October, 2010
Tom Fawcett, Machine Learning Architect at Proofpoint, gave the San Francisco Bay Area ACM Data Mining SIG an insider’s view of email filtering on Monday, October 25th, 2010. Proofpoint has thousands of customers large and small and guarantees in their service level agreement that customers will get no more than one spam message per 350,000 emails. Tom pointed out that research on spam filtering has little to do with what companies do in practice in the “real world” and then he revealed a lot about how commercial spam filtering works.
Peter Farago and Sean Byrnes gave a juicy and surprising presentation about Flurry‘s mobile app analytics at the SDForum Business Intelligence Special Interest Group meeting on 10/19/2010 in Palo Alto. The title of their presentation was: ”Your Company’s Mobile App Blind Spot” and it provided both business and technical insights.
Flurry made a big splash in the news when Steve Jobs got pissed off at them and called them out by name in an interview because they outed Apple’s iPad when it was still a closely guarded secret. (See a short video outtake of the interview at VentureBeat.) Apple responded by changing legal agreements to exclude some third party analytics and some advertising.