Daniel Lemire is a computer science professor at the University of Quebec (Canada). His research is focused on software performance and data engineering. He is a techno-optimist.
Netflix $50,000 prize awarded to AT&T
Somehow I missed this news bite by a few days. It seems AT&T is the the winner of the $50,000 Progress Prize in the Netflix Prize Collaborative Filtering competition! You can download a paper that lays out their strategy.