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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.
The great, mind-dulling debate about where LeBron James would end up took a new twist when famed data nerd Nate Silver weighed in.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, President Obama won re-election in November. But another big winner this year was big data -- and its patron saint, Nate Silver.
Despite some incredulous political pundits, the FiveThirtyEight statistician appears to have correctly predicted the winner in all 50 states in the presidential election.
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.
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.
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