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FiveThirtyEight.com's Nate Silver on life post-election

Known as a superstar statistician whose blog gave Democrats daily data that calmed them down last fall, Silver was the keynote speaker at SXSWi Sunday. Afterward, he spoke to CNET News.

By March 15, 2009

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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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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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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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Darth Vader trounces top US politicians in popularity poll

Whether running for office on Tattooine or in Washington, D.C., some of the nation's top political leaders would get walloped by Jedi, Sith lords, and even Jar Jar Binks.

By July 23, 2014

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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