Ness Computing, Inc.

Ness Computing, Inc. / (Acquired by OpenTable)

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Ness Computing’s mission is to make search personal. By combining its understanding of human nature with its expertise in search, recommendations and social networking, the company can deliver experiences that are more deeply personal than ever before.
 
The company’s first offering is Ness, a personal search engine that learns the likes and dislikes of the person using it. Over time, Ness builds a digital likeness that reflects each person’s unique tastes, preferences and personality. Ness is powered by the company’s Likeness Engine, which combines social graph data mining and machine learning to bring personal relevance to the field of search.
 
Ness Computing’s team has expertise in information retrieval, applied machine learning, natural language processing, collaborative filtering, and user interface engineering, and has built successful products and technologies at Apple, Google, Ning, Oracle, Palantir, and Yahoo. The company is venture-backed by Khosla Ventures, Alsop Louie Partners, TomorrowVentures, Bullpen Capital, and a Palantir co-founder. Advisors include Dr. Sam Gosling, author of Snoop and Professor of Personality and Social Psychology at UT Austin, and the creators of Farmville and Mint. The company is based in Silicon Valley. For more information, and careers at Ness Computing, please visit www.likeness.com.