What do Quora, Hunch, Nara, and Ness all have in common? They are all companies that generate value for their users by leveraging the power of Interest Graphs.
The controversy around Google’s personalised search? Based on an interest graph.
Facebook’s Open Graph? Interest graph.
Yahoo News? Interest Graph.
With Ebay’s acquisition of Hunch for about $80 million to help improve its recommendation system to better compete with the likes of Amazon, and over $100 million in venture funding for startups in pursuit of finding ways to develop connections between what people like, who they know, where they are etc., the graph technology space has been gaining increased attention over the past few months.