I didn't get to be one of the cool-kids at Akademy this year, but it's still a pretty exciting week for me. I won't drone on about it too much, but since I mentioned here a while back that I'd just founded a new company I thought I'd drop in a link now that we're actually talking about what we're doing.
Directed Edge is doing a graph-based recommender system for web sites that we partner with. Basically, we take a page or user as a starting point and find related or interesting stuff. We built a prototype based on Wikipedia's content to show what the system can do. There's still a lot of room to make the system better, but we're pretty excited to get something out there for folks to start messing with.
The announcement, with more details is here.