Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn online system receives an advertisement (“ad”) request identifying an objective for presenting the ad request. The objective specifies a type of interaction with the presented ad request. A threshold battery level is associated with the type of interaction in the ad request that specifies a minimum battery level of a client device to complete the type of interaction. When selecting content for presentation to a user, the online system obtains a battery level of a client device associated with the user and compares the obtained battery level to the threshold battery level. Based on the comparison, the online system determines if to present the ad request to the user. For example, the comparison may prevent presentation of the ad request or penalize a value associated with the ad request if the obtained battery level does not satisfy the threshold battery level.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system and process for coordinating streaming content or messages is provided. A network-connected server maintains a database containing media content-related data, such as the text of a message, accompanying media, time of airing, payment and related comments. A user can view these feeds or streams of these consciousness messages by downloading a mobile application or browsing to a website. The application can also be used to create, schedule and pay for a media content message.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTEmbodiments of the disclosure relate to configuration of a service in trial mode for a certain trial period. The service consumed in trial mode can be provided by a multiple service operator, and can be accessed via customer premises equipment (CPE) within a unit within a multiple dwelling unit and/or via user equipment outside the unit. A subscription to the service or other services can be implemented in response to expiration of the trial period. Trial of the service does not rely financial information associated with a consumer nor does the trial rely on a billing account for the service.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe embodiments herein relate to electronic learning (“eLearning”) systems and methods. The systems include at least one server, a plurality of computers in data communication with the at least one server, the computers being usable by educational providers, learners, employers and accreditors to connect to the server, wherein the server is configured to receive educational provider information from the educational providers, the educational provider information for each of the educational providers including learning opportunity information associated with at least one learning opportunity.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA car sharing management device includes a congestion state computation unit configured to determine a congestion state of a parking lot area based on vehicle use information about use of a target vehicle for car sharing and parking lot use information about use of the parking lot area in which the target vehicle is parked and an empty space judgement unit configured to determine whether a parking lot area presently fully occupied or predicted to be fully occupied in the future exists based on the congestion state determined by the congestion state computation unit.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTMethods and systems for modeling user arrival and choice in the context of off-street parking solutions. A first component models the arrival and duration of stay of users as a function of time, taking into account different user profiles (or “clusters”), captured by a latent variable. A second component provides a ranking function (for each user cluster), wherein the input features describing the “choice” constitute status variables associated different car park(s), and the output constitutes a preferred car park and a pricing scheme. The system simulates different user behaviors by assuming some standard groups of users will behave similarly. Groups of users or user profiles are learned automatically. The profiles are then employed as a key element for automatically learning a decision function of parking users, and automatically learning one decision function per profile.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTSystems, methods, apparatus, and computer-readable media provide for allocating vehicle resources to future vehicle requirements based on priority environments, such as in or near ‘hot spots,’ or other priority locations, where requests for vehicle resources are or are expected to be particularly high. In one embodiment, a vehicle resource allocation system allocates vehicles to requested locations such that vehicles of a fleet become more readily available to a hot spot, without requiring vehicles to be directed specifically to the hot spot.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA Business Continuity Plan Visualization implementation for triggering a set of external technical processes to create event(s) that describes a disaster; specify Plan(s) relevant to the events and assets affected by the event; algorithmically assembling a logical, sequenced set of disaster recovery procedures and tasks based on the impacted location, business process or assets; assignment of these procedures and tasks to personnel and automated procedures responsible for executing them; managing real-time communications (text message, e-mail, push messaging, Text to Speech) delivered to personnel via other computers and smartphones at various locations; and reflecting status of all tasks or procedures as they are completed. The can also provide an in-context editable “view” of Business Continuity Plans specific to each incident responder.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA computer system is provided for managing one or more workflow associated with negotiating and concluding transaction documents, including (a) a plurality of computer terminals linked to a computer network, including computer terminals that are mobile devices, each computer terminal associated with an individual; and (b) one or more computers executing a computerized transaction workflow management system that provides a computer network that when executed enables: (i) interaction of users with transaction documents based on their permissions, based on their role in a transaction; (ii) negotiation of transaction documents between parties to the transaction by enforcing a series of negotiation rules associated with the transaction, while allowing the parties to view and sign transaction documents related to the transaction securely using the computer service; and (iii) tracking actions in relation to the negotiation and conclusion of transaction documents for the purposes of automatically generating information regarding the current status of negotiation and optionally also to generate audit information.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system for selling and administering the redemption of travel site access and other privileges to consumers has a computer connected to the Internet that pushes and pulls data to and from a database including site and privilege data, such as, description, cost, purchases, access code, privilege redemption and promotion data. The consumer may purchase access to sites and goods over the Internet and are provided with an access code which can be presented to the consumer in a variety of forms in accordance with the consumer's preference. In one embodiment, the code is sent to a mobile phone or computer. Optionally, the mobile device can communicate with a point of sale device to allow access to a given site. The mobile device may also be used to send promotions, such as discounts, to the consumer, which may be programmatically selected and sent based upon logistical, empirical, timing and marketing criteria. Point of sale devices and human representatives may facilitate non-technical consumer use by conducting selected functions, such as the sale and redemption of privileges and the communication of promotions.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system for measuring, analyzing, allocating and provisioning a data center's available and usable electrical capacity for new sales order requests that require additional electrical capacity.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system for managing grid interaction with a wind power source includes an energy exchange server, a plurality of wind energy sources, a plurality of interconnect socket adapters, and a plurality of energy exchange controllers, each energy exchange controller coupling to one of the plurality of interconnect socket adapters and dictating energy consumption based on energy pricing data received from the energy exchange server. Each interconnect socket adapter electrically couples to the power grid, one or more energy sinks, and a wind energy source, and the energy exchange server receives a real-time energy consumption data set, a real-time energy production data set, a set of environmental parameters and a starting energy price, and generates a current aggregate electricity demand value as a function of the real-time energy consumption data set and the environmental parameters, a current aggregate electricity supply value as a function of the real-time energy production dataset and the environmental parameters, and a current energy price as a function of the starting energy price, the current aggregate electricity demand value, and the current aggregate electricity supply value.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system for managing grid interaction with a solar power source includes an energy exchange server, a plurality of solar energy sources, a plurality of interconnect socket adapters, and a plurality of energy exchange controllers, each energy exchange controller coupling to one of the plurality of interconnect socket adapters and dictating energy consumption based on energy pricing data received from the energy exchange server. Each interconnect socket adapter electrically couples to the power grid, one or more energy sinks, and a solar energy source, and the energy exchange server receives a real-time energy consumption data set, a real-time energy production data set, a set of environmental parameters and a starting energy price, and generates a current aggregate electricity demand value as a function of the real-time energy consumption data set and the environmental parameters, a current aggregate electricity supply value as a function of the real-time energy production dataset and the environmental parameters, and a current energy price as a function of the starting energy price, the current aggregate electricity demand value, and the current aggregate electricity supply value.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method and system for dynamically routing electric power in real time in accordance with parameters submitted by buyers and sellers of electric power using a feedback control scheme. A control node is arranged for receiving the parameters via a wide area network and to generate a route plan based on the parameters as well as current supply and demand in a network. The control node is also connected to the transmission and distribution systems to dynamically route electric power between matched buyers and sellers to effect the route plan.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system, method and media for providing a simplified, personalized tax interview to a user preparing a tax return for a taxpayer by determining which portions of a full tax interview are relevant to the return being prepared and then presenting only those relevant portions to the user. To make this determination, one or more prototypes (each representing one or more underlying characteristics associated with the return that inform the relevant portions of the tax interview) are determined for the return based on information already known before the tax interview is presented and may be updated based on information entered during the tax interview.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThis disclosure relates generally to application programming interfaces, and more particularly to system and method for indexing APIs. In one embodiment, a processor-implemented application programming interface economy indexing method is disclosed. The method may include identifying, via one or more hardware processors, an application programming interface associated with at least one device in Internet of Things operatively connected to a communication network. The method may also include receiving a request to access the application programming interface. The method may further include determining a monetary category for the application programming interface, based on the request. Also, the method may include calculating an economy index for the application programming interface. The method may include determining, using the monetary category, one or more financial conditions of access to the application programming interface.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTVarious embodiments include a position-based budget communication apparatus for use in a position-based budgeting system, whereby the apparatus communicates budget information in real-time based on geographical positioning determinations and consumer preferences. In an exemplary embodiment, the apparatus determines location information about an interaction between a consumer's mobile device and an electronic device located proximate to a merchant area and uses the location information to instantaneously determine that the consumer's location is within a predetermined distance range from the merchant associated with the merchant area. The apparatus then electronically retrieves budget information associated with the consumer and the merchant such as an amount of money that the consumer has spent at the merchant within a particular period of time and electronically communicates at least a portion of the budget information to the consumer's mobile device based on consumer preference data.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present disclosure describes novel systems and methods for a customer to receive information and/or purchase a product or service while interacting with multiple vendors through a single contact/agency. The customer is able to communicate with the agency through a variety of communication modes. The agency adapts the customer's input as necessary to meet the requirements of the vendors and the agency returns information to the customer so that the customer can conveniently interact with the multiple vendors. The systems and methods allow for the customer to stop and restart the process at various points using any of the communication modes. The agency has the ability to present the customer with prospecting, sales, service, upgrades, cross-sells, and other pre- and post-purchase services at the single point-of-contact agency.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThis technology optimizes management of third party insurance claim processing includes retrieving third party claim data associated with a selected third party claim and from an automatic integration with at least one additional insurance claim application initiated based on the selection of the third party claim. One or more customized claim management operations are executed based on the selected third party claim and at least a portion of the retrieved third party claim data. At least a portion of a customized hierarchical claim management graphical user interface system is generated based on at least a portion of the retrieved third party claim data and the executed one or more customized claim management operations. The customized hierarchical claim management graphical user interface system includes an initial dashboard graphical user interface comprising a plurality of interactive panels and a plurality of specialized third-party claim management graphical user interfaces nested beneath the initial dashboard graphical user interface.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTComputer-implemented methods for identifying or assessing any type of risk and/or opportunity that may arise can include either, alone or in combination, band pass filtering, principal component analysis, random matrix theory analysis, synchronization analysis, and early-warning detection. Each technique can also be viewed as a process that takes a set of inputs and converts it to a set of outputs. These outputs can be used as inputs for a subsequent process or the outputs may be directly actionable for formulating certain economic predictions to make certain decisions.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method and system of providing targeted marketing of financial products and/or services through a mobile pay application including collecting, during an application set-up process, user financial information including user specific financial goals, tracking the user specific financial goals during user account transactions, and using progress of the financial goals to identify user specific opportunities for financial product and service marketing.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTPresented are a method, system, and apparatus for using a specialized computing device managing a contact center to analyze and reduce financial risk on a portfolio of accounts (such as loans, insurance claims, etc.) via determining whether and, if so, when to utilize a communication channel (such as telephone, e-mail, text message, etc.) to contact a customer regarding a monitored account. Variables are received including action history and transactions associated with the monitored account. One or more risk models associated with the monitored account are derived. Risk level is determined for the customer. The derived risk models and the determined risk level are used to generate a risk-driven campaign optimization strategy. A solution maximizing advantage considering the risk-driven campaign optimization strategy is then generated, the solution including a determination of whether to contact the customer and, if so, which communication channel to utilize at which time t.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTEmbodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for assessing impact of financial events on retirement planning. The system is configured to receive information associated with financial institution accounts of the user; initiate presentation of a spend user interface to the user, wherein the spend user interface comprises at least selectable financial event options for the one or more financial events that could occur for the user; receive, via the spend user interface, a user selection of a financial event from the one or more financial events; determine one or more payment options from the financial institution accounts for the financial event selected by the user; and calculate a new amount of spendable funds or a new estimated amount of time associated with an availability of the amount of funds available in the financial institution accounts.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTEmbodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for assessing impact of financial events calendared in the future on retirement planning. The system is configured to receive information associated with financial institution accounts of the user; initiate presentation of a spend user interface to the user, wherein the spend user interface comprises at least selectable financial event options for the one or more financial events that could occur for the user; receive a user selection of a financial event and a future predetermined date associated with the financial event selected by the user; determine one or more payment options from the financial institution accounts for the financial event selected by the user; and calculate a new amount of spendable funds or a new estimated amount of time associated with an availability of the amount of funds available in the financial institution accounts.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTEmbodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for assessing an impact of using funds from different accounts to pay for financial events in retirement planning for a user. The system is configured to receive information associated with a group of accounts, electronically monitor the information, initiate presentation of a spend user interface to the user, receive a user selection of a financial event, calculate a financial event cost, determine one or more payment disbursement accounts from the group of accounts, calculate a payment disbursement ratio, and electronically present the payment disbursement ratio to the user.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTEmbodiments of the invention comprise systems, computer program products, and methods for retirement planning. The financial institution accesses the values of assets and liabilities and determines estimated inflows and outflows from past inflows and outflows and any other significant future events over the network from various servers, systems, and devices that store transaction information. The financial institution calculates an available fund amount that a user can spend over a period of time, and an age parameter indicating the age at which the user's inflows and assets will not be able to cover the user's outflows. The financial institution displays the information in an interactive interface and allows for optimization of available fund amount or the age parameter using a location change, peer information, and available financial products. Additionally, the user may set goals, and the financial institution may monitor the user's transactions and provide alerts to the user.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTCertain embodiments of the present invention relate to dynamically displaying multiple market risk categories for each of at least one time frames in real time, wherein, each of the multiple market risk categories comprises at least one market risk dimension, dynamically assessing within each of the various market risk categories based upon at least one or more of multiple risk dimensions, dynamically designating various aggregate combinations of market risks for each of at least one time frames in real time in response to said dynamically assessing within each of the various market risk categories, and dynamically forecasting possible Bullish Believer or Bearish Believer direction or Neutral Believer direction with an assigned category of risk in response to said dynamically designating the various aggregate combinations of market risks. Certain embodiments of these methods and systems can be applied to the financial markets, such as stocks, commodities, futures, options, foreign currencies, ETFs, ETNs, etc.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTComputer systems, software, systems, apparatus, methods, media, and distribution for creating indices to measure the actual price risk of an underlying. In one aspect, an electronic, computer-controlled system for electronically creating, recording, and disseminating the indices based on realized volatility. In a first embodiment, the system comprises: computer-compatible electronic memory including an electronically encoded representation of the indices based on the realized volatility of an underlying. The electronically encoded representation includes an electronically encoded representation of underlying reference price data, a realized volatility or variance formula (or statistical derivation of a formula based on realized volatility or realized variance), a time period. Further, the electronically encoded representation includes an electronically encoded representation of the adjustments to the data or the formulas. Yet further, the electronically encoded representation includes an electronically encoded representation of the result of the calculation of the formulas including all adjustments.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn implied volatility index, according to at least some embodiments, may be calculated based on implied volatility values associated with a selected number of options whose strike prices surround the current price level in the underlying market. In some cases, the implied volatility index may be used as the value to which various derivative items may be cash-settled, including Exchange-traded securities, futures, and options on all asset classes for open outcry and electronic trading and submission for ex-pit clearing at a central counterparty (CCP) clearing house.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn apparatus for resolving a claim owed is provided. The apparatus includes a server arrangement comprising means for transmitting a communication to a claimant using one of a number of available communication channels inviting the claimant to contact the server arrangement, an information seeking module configured to obtain claimant financial information in response, and a rules based decision module configured to employ only extracted data identified as pertinent to the claimant from obtained claimant financial information, the extracted data extracted in accordance with rules established by a party responsible for satisfying the claim available to the rules based decision module, and analyze the extracted data to determine a potential resolution strategy for the claim comprising a plurality of individualized claim settlement offers determined specifically for the debtor based on the extracted data identified as pertinent.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA fully automated consumer-facing mortgage platform and processing systems for providing consumers with control over material aspects of the mortgage process from the front end to the back end, as well as providing enhanced visibility into all areas of the mortgage process, thereby streamlining the mortgage process and improving consumer experience. Processes, methods and products feature tools and functions to enhance the user-friendly experience for consumers.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system and a method are disclosed for generating financial goal packages. Personal and financial information is received from a user. Multiple budgeting strategies are generated based on the received personal and financial information. The budgeting strategies specify an amount of money to be saved by the user every set time period. A selection of a budgeting strategy is received from the user. Multiple goal packages specifying an allocation for the money saved by the user are generated. The multiple goal packages are scored based on the selected budgeting strategy. A goal package is selected based on the scores of each of the goal packages. The selected goal package is displayed to the user via a graphical user interface.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system and method for providing position information using a three-dimensional based grid is provided. The position information may be relayed to an electronic device by providing location information to a database and receiving location-centric information at the electronic device. The system may include a network for continuously updating the database in real-time.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn apparatus comprising a main receptacle, a first detector, a second detector and a processor; wherein said main receptacle is to hold articles for customer selection, said first detector is to detect presence of an article on said main receptacle, said second detector is to detect an article after said article has been removed from said main receptacle; and wherein the processor is to collect identification information of an article upon introduction of said article into the main receptacle during a serving session and to register introduction of said article, and wherein the processor is to check out or de-register said article from said serving session upon detection of presence of said article at said second detector.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn interactive transaction system is provided. A terminal, located adjacent or in proximity to a merchandise display, comprises a touch screen device, associated with the product category, configured to present a subset of products within the product category, determining the subset of products within the product category according to an algorithm that may take into account a profile of a shopper interacting with the terminal, a location of the terminal inside the physical merchant store, and products that are located in proximity to the terminal. The terminal is further configured to receive a shopper selection associated with at least one of the products in the subset of products within the product category for fulfillment.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTSystems and techniques for a physical marketplace interaction platform are described herein. A user may be identified. An article may be identified based on a physical relationship with the user. A user activity with respect to the article may be determined based on an observed context of the user and the article, and the user activity may be reported.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system is provided for providing location-specific images to a mobile device for display. The system generally comprises three components: a mobile device having a screen, a position identification system (e.g., a GPS receiver) that determines the position of the mobile device, and a database containing location-specific images taken at various locations. Each location-specific image is associated with geographic coordinates of the location at which the image was taken. Based on the position of the mobile device as determined by the position identification system, a location-specific image is selected from the database and displayed on the screen of the mobile device. For example, when a user is using the mobile device as a car navigation system, a location-specific image of the user's destination location can be selected and displayed when the determined position of the mobile device comes within a certain distance from the geographic coordinates of the destination location.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThere is provided a method for managing a list of given gifts, comprising: receiving, by a gift management module, gift information including a designated receiver of a gift; correlating the receiver with at least one contact entry in a contact list; mapping the at least one contact entry with the gift to generate at least one dataset entry of given gifts for each contact of the contact list, the dataset storing a list of given gifts; and adding the gift information to the list of given gifts of the at least one contact entry.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe disclosure provides a method of providing recommended dining options, an electronic apparatus and a computer readable medium using the same. The method adapted to the electronic apparatus includes following steps. An option query is transmitted to a server apparatus at a query time point, the option query includes location information of a first location where the electronic apparatus is located at the query time point. An option bundle sent from the server apparatus in response to the option query is received, where the option bundle includes one or more dining options comprising option information. The option information is displayed in at least one of regions of a user interface within a predetermined meal period, and the regions of the user interface are applied to display information content collected by the electronic apparatus. The disclosure also provides a method of selecting recommended dining options and a server apparatus thereof.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTDisclosed herein is a system and method for providing ‘response information’, which is information on usage comments, reviews, or evaluations written by existing users, so that a specific user who requests product information may easily and accurately know it in a shorter time, when the product information is provided through a network according to the request or search by the specific user, where the system includes a pattern extraction unit that extracts a reputation pattern including an attribute word corresponding to a specific product by analyzing one or more pieces of existing user's response information for the product for which product information is provided through a network, a summary information extracting unit that extracts summary information on the response information based on the reputation pattern, and a summary information providing unit providing the extracted summary information to be displayed for the user to read to a client.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium for transaction processing based on a real-time conversation are disclosed. A chat-based ordering method includes displaying a chat user interface (UI) for a first product on a service page for displaying information associated with the first product, creating a chat room for a chat between a seller associated with the product and a user in response to a selection on the chat UI on the service page, and providing an ordering capability for at least one of the first product and at least one second product through the chat room, wherein the providing includes displaying or linking information associated with the first product on the chat room.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for managing remote media ownership, where the media involve physical media units (PMUs). The system includes a physical media storage facility that stores the PMUs, and a PMU transfer facility that receives PMUs from users and delivers PMUs to users. The system includes a controller that reads an ownership database to determine the PMUs owned by a user. The controller accepts a username and password to authenticate a user, and allows the user to access the content of the PMUs owned by the user upon authentication. The controller may further allow the user to buy PMUs, to sell owned PMUs, and to request delivery of owned PMUs once the user is authenticated.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA vehicular parking automatic charging apparatus used in a vehicle includes a position acquirer that acquires a position of the vehicle, an area determiner that determines whether or not the position of the vehicle is in a charge parking area, a parking determiner that determines that the vehicle is placed in a parking state and that the parking state of the vehicle is ended, and a charging processor that executes a charge start process for starting charging on a basis that the position of the vehicle at a time when the parking determiner determines that the vehicle is placed in the parking state is in the charge parking area, and that executes a charge end process for ending the charging on a basis that, after execution of the charge start process, the parking determiner determines that the parking state of the vehicle is ended.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAmong other things, a user can navigate a database of philanthropic charities systematically to select a set of charities of interest, by interactively specifying in any order a succession of one or more (e.g., up to five) different criteria to narrow the selection from more general to more specific. A result of applying each of the criteria is displayed in real time to the user.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTInformation about a product advertised on a web page is presented separately, but concurrently, with the content of the web page, to avoid having to navigate away from the web page. The information may be automatically presented in a banner that is displayed adjacent the content of the web page. Controls on the banner initiate the display of further information, and/or enable purchase of the product, while maintaining the web page content in view on the browser. Alternatively, the display of the product information may be triggered by user selection of a link associated with that product. The information about the product may appear in an overlay sheet displayed in front of the original web page. The user can interact with controls on the sheet to initiate purchase or download of the product, or can dismiss the overlay sheet to continue viewing the content of the web page.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present disclosure provides systems and methods for determining an initial interval for display of an offer to download a streaming application. A content delivery provider may stream an application to each of a plurality of computing devices. The content delivery provider may transmit an offer to download the application to each of the plurality of computing devices, after a first initial display interval. The provider may receive a number of positive user interactions with the offer after the first initial display interval, and a total number of positive user interactions with the offer. The provider may automatically adjust the initial display interval by a factor proportional to a desired first-display quantile divided by the number of positive user interactions after the first initial display interval. The application may be streamed to a second computing device, and the offer to download the application transmitted to the second computing device, after the adjusted initial display interval.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe disclosed tools include enhanced and flexible tools to enable users who may be business competitors to share non-generic data in a substantially generic and in a substantially equitable manner. The resulting incentive to more freely share data between competitors will benefit users such as brand owners and enhance content delivered to their end users based on shared data.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA number of embodiments are described of social e-commerce networking systems and methods. A social e-commerce networking system, having one or more users, where one user with a device, or multiple devices, that logs into a social e-commerce networking system, allows one or more advertisers to serve one or more advertisements, with different messages or different media formats, to one or more mobile or computing devices of a logged user to the social e-commerce networking system, at different points of time, and at different locations. One embodiment is a social e-commerce media networking platform system that is based on a ‘network of social networks’, in which the platform system encompasses multiple targeted social networks, including those of specific interests. These networks may also be targeted emphasizing specific user groups based on their interests, age or location. These networks may then be connected to each other, with allowance of one or more users to register one or more of these networks to be allowed to freely explore, through and with use of the social e-commerce media networking platform system, the contents of these one or more networks and allow a user to interact with one or more users across all networks or one or more networks that a user may choose, and without any additional sign-ups to each of these networks needed by a user.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn online system maintains topic vectors associated with various content items, where a vector associated with a content item indicates a topic vector of a content item. Words in a content item and context traits describing presentation of the words in the content item are used by the online system to determine a topic vector associated with the content item. When a subject content item for display, the online system determines the topic vector associated with the subject content item and identifies topic vectors associated with other content items nearest to the topic vector associated with the subject content item in a vector space through application of one or more clustering algorithms to the topic vectors. Content items associated with the identified topic vectors are indicated as similar to the subject content item by the online system.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn advertising system and method is provided for use with advertisements on mobile devices. The advertisement is divided into segments and in the event that all of the segments are not displayed the first time the advertisement is displayed, the next time the advertisement will begin displaying with a segment other than the first segment.