Is This Data Scientist a Consumer's Best Friend?
In Oren Etzioni's world, telling you where to buy a product is so 20 years ago. He did that with his first startup, Netbot, in 1996. Today, Etzioni wants to tell you when to buy - that ideal moment when the price won't fall for a while and you won't get burned by the release of a new model a week later. Tomorrow, well, maybe he can let you know when you're in the vicinity of a great deal.
Etzioni, who spends his days as a computer science professor