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Sameer Chopra’s Analytics Lessons from the Blackjack Table

 Hit on 16 and stay on 17—that’s the extent of blackjack strategy for many players. But even basic strategies of the game say there are times when hitting on 18 is the smartest play—such as when the dealer is showing a 10. Yet most people wouldn’t do that, says Orbitz Chief Analytics Officer Sameer Chopra—because

Orbitz Finds a More Efficient Route to Updated Price Quotes

 The travel company cuts costs, improves pricing accuracy and speeds page loads. Travel booking and comparison shopping web site Orbitz Worldwide is making a case for hiring staff with math skills. With a statistical analysis, its hotels...