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Net income inconsistent[edit]

The operating income is listed as $178MM in the red. The net income is listed as -$241MM in the red. I think that if the net income is negative $241MM it should just show $241MM in the red, not -$241MM in the red.

breakdown of employee numbers[edit]

Any thoughts on adding a breakdown of employee numbers?

Think it might be useful to gather up whatever sources we can to include a breakdown of the employee type - developers vs fulfillment center worker etc. Sa rigsby (talk) 22:43, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

More info on Amazon recommendation algorithms[edit]

Hello folks.

I am an Amazon employee, and I worked on several of its recommender systems.

Amazon recently decided to publish some of these algorithms. I happen to be author on two of these papers.

The article mentions "The company also records data on customer buyer behavior which enables them to offer or recommend to an individual specific item, or bundles of items based upon preferences demonstrated through purchases or items visited", and cites a webpage that speculates on how amazon recommendation works.

I think there is value in additionally citing proper scientific papers, released by amazon itself, about how their algorithms work.

The two publications are: http://delivery.acm.org/10.1145/2960000/2959171/p35-teo.pdf?ip=96.85.210.97&id=2959171&acc=OA&key=4D4702B0C3E38B35%2E4D4702B0C3E38B35%2E4D4702B0C3E38B35%2E0F9763540ED3E87F&CFID=705436961&CFTOKEN=62503839&__acm__=1481996176_d503beed7a722940d6f735fec08923de

and https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/a919/0f5219581875676cbbff11babe56862e9717.pdf?_ga=1.267822094.102829753.1481234512

I can not add these links myself due to conflict of interest.

what do you guys think? Hous21 (talk) 17:36, 17 December 2016 (UTC)