The art and science of e-commerce pricing at scale

As a loyal Prime customer, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to answer a Quora question about Amazon’s pricing systems. With only a couple minutes of searching LinkedIn and Amazon’s career site, it was easy to see that their approach to pricing—no surprise here—combines human and algorithmic elements. When the goal is market share growth…
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In God we trust; all others, bring data

Several months back, Wired posted an essay on the rise of A/B testing within tech companies. Nothing groundbreaking for analytics practitioners, but hearing war stories—both successes and failures—never gets old. On culture and HiPPOs: This was the culture that he had come from at Google, what you might call a democracy of data… Siroker explains,…
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