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Q&A: The formula behind FiveThirtyEight

Nate Silver, the creator of the election projection site, discusses sending text messages to poll-hungry political junkies and fielding calls from the French ambassador.

By November 3, 2008

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LeBron heads back to Cleveland. Was big data right?

The great, mind-dulling debate about where LeBron James would end up took a new twist when famed data nerd Nate Silver weighed in.

By July 11, 2014

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AllThingsD cutting Dow Jones cord

The tech-news site is striking out after years of operating under the umbrella of Dow Jones, a unit of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

By September 19, 2013

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AllThingsD founders' new venture worth up to $40m?

Separating from parent Dow Jones, Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg are hunting out a minority investor to reincarnate their tech-news partnership that would value it between $30 million and $40 million, Quartz reports.

By September 20, 2013

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Nate Silver

Yes, President Obama won re-election in November. But another big winner this year was big data -- and its patron saint, Nate Silver.

By December 11, 2012

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Among the top election quants, Nate Silver reigns supreme

Not only did FiveThirtyEight's Silver pick all 50 state winners in the presidential race, he also beat out his polling aggregator rivals for sheer margin of accuracy.

By November 8, 2012

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Yahoo poaches New York Times tech writer David Pogue

The paper's longtime technology columnist is the latest to part ways with a venerable paper. He's moving to Marissa Mayer's shop to write columns and make videos for expanded Yahoo tech coverage.

By October 21, 2013

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Can Nate Silver and friends nail their presidential predictions?

FiveThirtyEight statistician and blogger Nate Silver has taken fire for his polling aggregation methods. But he and others may be able to hit the final numbers spot on. CNET tracks the data.

By November 6, 2012

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Obama's win a big vindication for Nate Silver, king of the quants

Despite some incredulous political pundits, the FiveThirtyEight statistician appears to have correctly predicted the winner in all 50 states in the presidential election.

By November 6, 2012

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Did a bug in Deep Blue lead to Kasparov's defeat?

In his new book, Nate Silver writes that a glitch in IBM's chess terminator may have spooked Garry Kasparov in his famous 1997 loss. But he was more likely psyched out by its surprising brilliance.

By September 27, 2012