MediaAlpha Named Among the Top 3 Places to Work in Los Angeles

Built In LA’s 2020 list also ranked MediaAlpha as the No. 1 Small Place to Work
MediaAlpha, the leading, real-time programmatic technology platform specializing in vertical search and metasearch, has earned the No. 3 spot on Built In LA’s 2020 list of the Top 100 Places to Work in Los Angeles.
The downtown L.A.

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5 Dos and Don’ts When Making a SMART Goal [Examples]

When I was 14, my dream was to play college baseball. But I had one small problem: I only weighed 100 pounds. And even though I still had four years to bulk up and improve my skills, I knew I had a long way to go. Fortunately, my coach always knew how to give me opportunities to shoot for that kept my drive alive.
I think of SMART goals like my former baseball coach.

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Bluehost Expands in India Offering a Suite of Optimized WordPress Solutions

New Localized Website, Currency, and Support Helps Small Businesses Succeed in India
Bluehost, an Endurance International Group company that turns ideas into websites, announced its expansion into India with a full suite of WordPress products, 24/7 local consultative sales and support, local currency, and a new website.

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BrandPost: Adobe Survey Reveals How CIOs are Tackling Today’s Digital Megatrends

As a small number of critical megatrends transform IT and the digital business, IT and business leaders are worried about falling behind and suffering from the resulting competitive weakness. That worry makes having an accurate perspective of where other organizations stand in their deployment of key technologies extremely valuable.

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Unbounce Launches Smart Traffic, Creating the First AI-Powered Landing Page Platform

Unbounce, the leading landing page platform for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), announced Smart Traffic, an AI-powered landing page product. The patent-pending technology behind Smart Traffic is part of Unbounce’s aggressive ambitions to level the playing field for small and medium-sized businesses by giving them access to AI technology traditionally designed for large businesses.

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TripAdvisor Launches its First Self-Serve Advertising Platform

New TripAdvisor Media Manager helps small and midsize businesses reach massive global audience
TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel platform, launched TripAdvisor Media Manager – a self-serve platform that empowers small and medium sized businesses and agencies to control their own cross-platform advertising campaigns on TripAdvisor.

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Optimizing Split Sizes for Hadoop’s CombineFileInputFormat

Many of the challenges of using Hadoop with small files are well-documented. But there’s one thing I haven’t seen a lot of discussion about: optimizing the maximum split size for the CombineFileInputFormat and its derivatives (e.g., CombineTextInputFormat). But this is actually a pretty big issue – improper configuration can cause out-of-memory errors or degraded performance.

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Hierarchical Bayesian Neural Networks with Informative Priors

(c) 2018 by Thomas Wiecki
Imagine you have a machine learning (ML) problem but only small data (gasp, yes, this does exist). This often happens when your data set is nested — you might have many data points, but only few per category. For example, in ad-tech you may want predict how likely a user will buy a certain product.

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