Building software to breakout of the filter bubble.

After the 2016 Presidential Election, I built a side project called Above the Fold, (www.abovethefold.io), …


Don’t Let Budget Be the Limiting Factor in Running an A/B Test

As a product manager, we are sometimes asked to do more with less. When it comes to AB testing, this is often perceived as something difficult thing to do, since many AB testing platforms like Optimizely, Optimize 360 and AB Tasty can cost a pretty penny, and most companies don’t…


Healthcare is one of those things that until you’ve been fucked by the US healthcare system, you are probably too ignorant to understand how the different options would affect you

During the ABC News Democratic Presidential Debate, healthcare was a hot topic, and it seemed that the biggest rift was around whether users should keep the “Affordable Care Act” — maintaining private insurance while expanding a government option, or if we should get rid of private health insurance and just…


TLDR — Without Net Neutrality, ISP’s can easily manipulate how quickly a web page loads. Just by adding 5 seconds to a media company’s page load time, a media company would lose approximately 15% of their traffic. For media companies that depend on advertising revenue, the 15% drop in traffic…


We are only three months into 2017 and a recurring theme among publishers is that personalization is a “must-have” feature. Whether it’s inspiring an engaged reader, tailoring a newsletter, or making a chatbot more relevant in a conversation, personalization seems to be front and center in every conversation.

In this…


Getting started with personalization isn’t that scary

Over the last year, we’ve had the pleasure of meeting with several media companies across digital publishing and television verticals. As a recommendation systems company we frequently hear from CTOs stating that personalization is top strategic priority to increase user engagement, but when it comes to how to tactically implement…


Bringing news and personalization into a chatbot

This post is the first of a 2-part series around our experience building Vincent (@CognikBot), our company’s personalized news bot. This post covers why we built Vincent. The second post reviews our journey building him.

I’m extremely proud to announce the launch of Vincent, CogniK’s personalized news bot. Vincent is…


How we built a personalized news bot

This post is the second of a 2-part series around our experience building Vincent (@CognikBot), our company’s personalized news chatbot. This post focuses around the development process of building our first chatbot. The first post explained the product concept and why we decided to build a personalized news bot.

Because…


How machine learning can combat the rise of “Fake News”

So the election is over, and the American people are getting over their hangover. Regardless which side you supported, everyone would agree that social media played an unprecedented role in how news was disseminated to the masses. …

George Jeng

Head of Internal Product at VICE. I’m fascinated by all things tech, and I love discovering and hearing about new products.

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