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Michael Calderone

Can The New York Times Retain Top Talent? | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.13.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- When New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was in negotiations this past summer to keep stats guru Nate Silver at the paper, his a...

The Marriage of the Giants: Big Data and Big Box

David Sable | Posted 12.28.2013 | Business
David Sable

Twitter and Royal Mail go public in a similar time frame, and while nothing about them seems similar at all, maybe their futures are more linked than not.

This Crisis Is Not About Obamacare

Matthew Tolliver | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Matthew Tolliver

Obamacare may limit individual liberty, or it could catalyze a dynamic labor market unencumbered by employee dependence on employer-based insurance. We'll see reality play out in the years to come. That debate is not, however, germane to today's stalemate.

South By Southwest Announces SXSports

Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment

South By Southwest is already a one-stop shop for the latest music, film and interactive properties, and next year the festival will expand to sports ...

Politico's Acquisition of Capital New York Is Scaring the New York Times

Brian LaSorsa | Posted 11.24.2013 | Media
Brian LaSorsa

Attacking outlets like Capital New York for no other reason than being new to industry might be a fun way for the Times to tout its influence today, but it won't be fun when someone else is sitting atop that throne.

Lessons From Hubspot's Inbound 13

Chuck Melton | Posted 10.30.2013 | Small Business
Chuck Melton

If most people are honest with themselves, the most joyful moments in their life are a result of giving. "It is better to give than receive." Remember our parents telling us this. Of course, we may have been skeptical in our younger more self-centered days, but it is absolutely true.

Dharmesh Shah: The Best Talk I've Ever Slept Through

Dharmesh Shah | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Dharmesh Shah

Arianna Huffington was giving me direct, personal sleeping advice in front of over 5,000 people from the keynote stage at the INBOUND 2013 conference (a conference my company hosted last week). Meanwhile, I was sound asleep in a hotel room 27 floors above her.

The Washington Post as Amazon Prize

Michael Drew | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business
Michael Drew

Money talks in Washington, not words. If Bezos wanted influence he could have used the reported $250 million he paid for the newspaper to buy one or two lobbyists.

Friday Talking Points -- The Corpse-Like Stench Of Washington's Giant Misshapen Penis

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For Obama's offensive on the economy to work, a few Democrats need to "have his back" and help him push his initiatives. Starting with the minimum wage -- an issue wildly popular among voters.

Michael Calderone

Nate Silver, A ‘Disruptive' Force At The New York Times, Joins ESPN | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.23.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -– A couple weeks after Nate Silver was proven right across all 50 states on Election Day last year, Gawker Media chief Nick Denton honored...

A Blow To The New York Times? | Posted 09.21.2013 | Media

The defection of statistics-wrangler Nate Silver from the status peaks of the New York Times for the flatlands of ESPN and ABC News puts a dent in th...

Jason Linkins

Nate Silver Was Apparently Really 'Disruptive' In The Way He Got Lots Of People To Visit The New York Times' Website | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan weighs in on this weekend's big media news -- the departure of polling guru Nate Silver from the Times ...

Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight Will Be Separate Site On ESPN

Posted 07.22.2013 | Media

It's official: Nate Silver confirmed on Monday that he's leaving the New York Times for ESPN. Silver announced the move on Twitter, confirming the...

Nate Silver To Join ESPN: Report

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 07.20.2013 | Media

Statistics wiz Nate Silver, who made headlines for predicting the outcome of the 2008 and 2012 elections using a unique analysis of political polls, i...

Jay-Z and Samsung Are Not the NSA

Nicholas Mennuti | Posted 09.09.2013 | Media
Nicholas Mennuti

The Samsung App and the NSA snooping are in no way commensurate sins. The government is spending your money -- confiscated through ever-rising taxes -- to pay private contractors and the NSA to harvest your data for its own personal use.

Nate Silver On His Election Predictions

The Aspen Institute | Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact

TIME: 9:30p-10:30p EST Columnist, statistician, and prognosticator Nate Silver, whose website, is the only one to have correctl...

Who Rejects Evidence of Global Climate Change?

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2013 | Science
Art Markman, Ph.D.

What kinds of people are prone to reject the scientific evidence for global climate change? This question was explored in the May 2013 issue of Psychological Science. These researchers suggest that people typically engage in motivated reasoning.

The Crazy Uncle Party

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

Our national politics increasingly resembles a party in which your crazy uncle got hold of the karaoke microphone and won't give it back until he finishes a paranoid rant. Maybe if you pour him another Manhattan, he'll pass out before all your guests leave.

Joe Satran

The 10 Best Restaurants In America (Seriously) | Joe Satran | Posted 04.16.2013 | Taste

So much of food writing is restaurant recommendations. Telling people where to eat is as much the central task of food writers as telling people what ...

What Will You Do With All That Big Data

Phil Simon | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business
Phil Simon

Gathering and storing data is the first step on an exciting journey. Data science can serve as a the map that will lead us to where we want to go, but how? To answer that question, I sat down with Melinda Thielbar, a Ph.D. statistician with 15 years of experience in software development and analytics consulting.

Specialists Outflank Daily Newspapers

John P. David | Posted 05.22.2013 | Media
John P. David

Sadly, I don't think it will necessarily be printing costs that lead to their ultimate demise. As long as metro dailies remain "masters of none," the specialists will continue to siphon-off their readers and their revenue.

TV Reality or Reality TV for Children?

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 05.11.2013 | Parents
Mark Bertin, M.D.

Every month in the medical journals, new papers suggest that without skillful management from adults, media influences children for the worse.

Interview With Predictive Analytics Author Eric Siegel

Phil Simon | Posted 05.06.2013 | Books
Phil Simon

We live in an era of Big Data and predictive analytics, and Nate Silver's not the only one who's noticed this. I recently sat down with Dr. Eric Siegel to talk about new book, Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die.

Anne Hathaway's Oscar Acceptance Speech: A Flow Chart

The Soup | Posted 04.24.2013 | Comedy
The Soup

Our core team of mathematicians here at The Soup has developed an algorithm for the speech, which was written the moment nominations were announced, then rehearsed tirelessly to appear off-the-cuff.

How Nate Silver's Math and Kickstarter Could Change American Politics -- Venture Capital Style

Michael Ham | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Michael Ham

Based on my own experience running for Senate, and Mr. Silver's math, my hypothesis is: With highly focused social media, candidates will soon be able to win primaries for well under $100k.