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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


The 404 Show 1,537: Netflix eyes HBO, attack of 1,000 kilobots, farewell gentle intern (podcast)

We're talking about Netflix's comedy moves, kilobot attacks, and the obvious demographic of AOL subscribers.

By August 15, 2014


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


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


Say what: The top tech quotes of 2012

It was a year that brought us the futuristic Google Glass and an irate Ira Glass, messed-up maps and a picture-perfect Mars mission, Windows 8 and Apple-Samsung hate. Here's how we heard it.

By December 19, 2012


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


Arianna Huffington to Bill Keller: Who you calling 'Oxpecker'?

Huffington Post co-founder responds to attack by executive editor of The New York Times over accusations of "idea aggregation."

By March 10, 2011


News has a bright future, author says

In his talk on "the ecosystem of news" at SXSWi, author Steven Johnson says the model news will follow is what has already happened with technology and political journalism.

By March 13, 2009


What to expect at SXSWi, part 2: Panels and keynotes

Don't stay out too late! There are loads of panels and discussions that you'll want to check out at the annual geek confab in Austin.

By March 12, 2009


Bursting at the seams, SXSWi confronts explosive growth

While many conferences are shrinking, the Austin, Texas interactive fest is expected to grow at least 20 percent. Here's how organizers are handling the uptick.

By March 12, 2009