[The two leading teams BellKor in BigChaos and Pragmatic Theory combined their talents to push over the 10% finish line][link]. $1 million split 7 ways still sounds pretty damn good. Netflix also allows the winners to sell their algorithms to anyone else they like.
As [Shawn Medero points out][medero], the other teams have 30 days in which to submit their solutions, as well.
[link]: http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/06/winning-teams-join-to-qualify-for-1-million-netflix-prize/ “Winning Teams Join to Qualify for $1 Million Netflix Prize | Epicenter | Wired.com”
[medero]: http://twitter.com/soypunk/status/2351728204 “Shawn’s message”