According to this source, Brad Stone's first book on Jeff Bezos and Amazon explains the origins of "p13n":
He loves simplicity and keeping things short. That’s why he called Amazon’s “Personalization” team “P13N”. Since in the word “Personalization” there are 13 letters between “P” and “N”; he chose to call it “P13N”. Same thing happened with the “Algorithms” team; it’s called “A9”. Google these two teams and you’ll find they are still called so to this day.
With e-grocery options that rely on in-store picking, substitutions are still something of a sticking point for many shoppers.
Mr. Herlihy said his priorities include determining how tech can be used to better manage the flow of digital ordering at its franchised restaurants—from the use of the Subway app to third-party delivery companies—the use of which all have exploded over the past year.
What I love most about this is that it wasn't just a simple build vs. buy, where build won but engineering phoned in the implementation. Going the extra mile to rethink the core UI/experience of a virtual presentation and putting so much aesthetic polish into the product is an extreme(ly admirable) customer-centricity move.
Have y'all 👀 iOS now classifies notifications across a range of passive <-> critical?— Noah Chestnut (@noahchestnut) June 7, 2021
0: Passive: Yelp recommendations, spam, marketing,...
1: Active (default): breaking news, scores,...
2: Time-Sensitive: package delivery, simplisafe,...
3: Critical: amber alert, EMS,... pic.twitter.com/0tqaLTUfPV
There’s gold at the end of the personalization rainbow. To get it, retailers need to focus on the customer experience, technology, and operating models.
Spotify today is officially rolling out to global users its shared playlist feature called Blend, with a few changes. Earlier this summer, Spotify had first launched the new shared playlist experience into beta testing.
All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. AI is facing new calls for regulation now that it has emerged from the laboratory and is becoming more widely deployed across our daily lives. The public does not trust the technology. Nor should they.