The man with the election's winning numbers
week in review Statistician correctly predicts winner in all 50 states, while Apple patent lawsuit against Motorola gets tossed. Also: is an Xbox Surface gaming tablet in the works?
Besides President Obama, the big winner on Election Day was big data.
Big data's patron saint -- FiveThirtyEight blogger Nate Silver --between Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Where breathless pundits brandishing equivocating polls shouted from the rooftops over the last few weeks that the race for the White House was a "toss-up," or "too close to call," Silver and other poll aggregators sat back and calmly told anyone who would listen that the math told another story: Obama's re-election was never in danger.
Indeed, Silver successfully predicted the winner of the presidential election in all 50 states. That performance was one for the ages, earning him worldwide admiration and
Forget about that trial in Apple's patent case against Google's Motorola. The judge just threw the case out in a big setback for Apple.
The tablet would have a smaller, 7-inch display and would focus largely on gaming, according to The Verge. It might even run its own version of Windows.
While lines were shorter than at past Apple events, the company says it doubled the milestone set by the third-generation iPad in March.
Many users received an unusual-sounding e-mail from Twitter explaining that it had reset their passwords after a suspected security breach. Now the company says it went too far -- but doesn't explain the situation.
The company's plants would be designed to handle LCD TV production, according to the report.
The big carrier, facing critical challenges to its growth, now envisions bringing its 4G LTE coverage to 300 million people by the end of 2014. The investment will come over three years.
The browser also makes it easier to control Web site permissions, security fixes, and the option to send a "do not track" request
The billionaire and former corporate raider, who recently acquired a 10 percent stake in the company, tells CNBC that he finds Netflix's "poison pill" defense plan "really reprehensible."
The recent pullback on the stock may present a good buying opportunity, one analyst says, because many of the concerns surrounding Apple have now been priced in.
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