The New York Times is a leader among news organizations when it comes to article recommendations — but the entire news business is miles behind e-commerce here. (There’s no news-company equivalent to Amazon’s ability to push you from one book to another or Pandora’s ability to figure out your taste over time — even though we leave a trail of readership data on every news site we spend time on.)

Pocket shows the power of data in picking stories

by Joshua Benton