Dixon says that the company spent the first year or so after launching in learning mode, building out the data and finding connections. Now they have enough data, and 20 billion “connections” to be confident in making recommendations to people on just about anything at all.
Did you know that if you graduated in the top 5% of your high school class that you’re more then 25% less likely to believe opposites attract then someone who graduated in the bottom 50% of theirs? I’ll bet you didn’t, but the engine that’s picking your next Christmas present does. Hunch announced last week (the quote above is from that post) that they’re opening up their API to ecommerce vendors like Gifts.com. This means that they’re turning their ridiculously smart engine loose just in time to make sure your wife (or husband) can get you the right present this Christmas.