Netflix Prize ready to finish?

While I have been somewhat skeptical of the Netflix Prize (in short: it seems to be showing how little information is in the data, rather than how much; and the data is rather strange for “real data”), it is still fascinating to watch some pretty high powered groups take a stab at it. If I understand the standings correctly, “BellKor’s Pragmatic Chaos”, a group consisting of people from AT&T, Yahoo! Research, and two companies I am not familiar with, Commendo and Pragmatic Theory have passed the 10% improvement, which means we are now in the final 30 days to determine the overall winner. I wonder if anyone has a killer model hidden for just this time.

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