Product & Tech Blog


Lookalikes: Finding needles in a haystack

At Schibsted, we use data science to build models that aggregate user behaviors and preferences. Advertisers can combine these to allocate users in groups, known as targeting segments.

BigData SQL Query Engine benchmark


In the era of BigData, where the volume of information we manage is so huge that it doesn’t fit into a relational database, many solutions have appeared. Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL are great tools for a purpose, but they don’t fit 100% of the audience.

JSLT: An open source language for JSON processing

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JSLT is a language for querying and transforming JSON that runs 9 billion transforms every day at Schibsted. We are now open sourcing it so anyone can use it.

Impact Testing: Stop waiting for tests you do not need to run

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Test Impact Analysis (TIA) is a modern way of speeding up the test automation phase of a build. It works by analyzing the minimum set of tests that need to be run after a change to production code.

Illuminate your path using Kotlin to build your new Android custom components

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Kotlin is the new chaos that suddenly penetrated all the tech teams all over the world. Google fully supported Kotlin, integrated it into their Android Studio IDE and considered it a stable language. As a result of this movement, soft or even brute actions need to be considered to be

Eliminating duplicates in an ever-growing content nightmare

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Imagine this: You’re a marketplace website. You rely on content created by users to deliver a quality product to the general public, with minimum intervention from your side. Because at the end, you’re just a connection between the buyer and the seller. Now, how do you deliver the best user

Comparing three solutions for estimating population sizes

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In an earlier post we discussed a service to estimate the number of unique visitors to a website. In this article we explore the algorithms we used to build the system: HLL (HyperLogLog) and KMV (Kth Minimal Value) and evaluate each.

How to achieve cross functional collaboration within large media companies

Cross departmental collaboration within media companies is essential to identity the user, editorial and business requirements when developing products. Identifying and utilising key stakeholder domain expertise is fundamental to delivering on the company and product objectives. Startups are naturally organised for cross functional collaboration, the size of a startup makes

Five checkups to increase your e-commerce sales before Black Friday

So you have been working on your e-commerce platform and you are almost ready for joining the Hotsale Season (BuenFin or Black Friday). Below you can find a preparation guide and a checklist to make sure your platform will not let you down.

Growing News Subscriptions with Data Analytics

How we used Machine Learning to increase telemarketing conversion rates by 540%.

“Your monolith is holding you back”

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At leboncoin, we’re migrating to a microservices architecture. Here’s why we’re doing it, and what we’ve learned.

Layout: a Declarative UI Framework for iOS

Developing UI at scale can be challenging. At Schibsted, our large, distributed team of iOS developers collaborates on a single codebase. Our modular UI is shared by several apps, each of which applies a unique theme. Our requirements are effectively the worst case scenario for using Storyboards and Interface Builder.