Amazon changed search results to boost profits despite internal dissent
5 months ago by john | 3 facts | 0 comments | 3 votes

  • When contacted by Ars, Amazon said it does not optimize the ranking of its search results for profitability. -
  • Amazon changed its search algorithm in ways that boost its own products despite concerns raised by employees who opposed the move -
  • Instead of adding profitability into the algorithm itself, Amazon changed the algorithm to prioritize factors that correlate with profitability. -

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