BBC plans 'public service algorithm' for personalisation

BBC plans 'public service algorithm' for personalisation

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  • James Purnell, the BBC’s Director of Radio and Education, has announced that BBC Sounds, the broadcaster’s radio and podcast app, will be personalised later this year with “a new public service algorithm … This is not an algorithm that just gives you more of the same, but an algorithm built to surprise you, to direct your attention to new information, to different points of view, to pop your bubble.”

  • Jesse Baker and Eric Nuzum have launched Magnificent Noise, “a boutique production house and consulting company, built on an intimate scale”. They say they are already at work on projects with longtime collaborators TED and Esther Perel, and developing projects with The New York Times.

  • Blubrry has announced it is offering measurement for partial downloads, which “breaks out those downloads that did not get to the finish line but did qualify as a countable download”. Premium data, this is being offered free for Blubrry’s hosting customers until July 1.


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