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Book Review: Dataclysm

Phil Simon | Posted 09.14.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

Many books have been written about Big Data, and I'm the author of two of them. While the topic is well trodden, we understand far less about what companies are actually doing with this information.

Roger Pielke, Jr. leaves FiveThirtyEight, and What It Means for Changing the Media on Global Warming

Daniel Kessler | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green
Daniel Kessler

Our efforts aren't about shutting down debate. Quite the opposite. We're asking for a more robust debate that begins with an accurate accounting of the facts and greater accountability when things go wrong.

The Data Shows: Is 2014 Really "The Year of the Woman"?

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Do female candidates really hold the future of the Senate in their hands? Is the partisan makeup of the Senate intimately tied to the fate of female candidates making this truly "the Year of the Woman?"

Edie Windsor Thinks We Can Expect Marriage Equality Across The 50 States By 2024

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Edie Windsor, plaintiff in the historic Supreme Court Defense of Marriage Act case, discussed her hopes for the legalization of gay marriage across al...

What The Washington Post and FiveThirtyEight Have in Common on Climate Change

Daniel Kessler | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green
Daniel Kessler

The remedies to their common problem should be the same for both The Post and FiveThirtyEight. Both must correct the record and be forceful when they do. This means publishing a correction connected to the original piece.

Michael Calderone

FiveThirtyEight Apologizes On Behalf Of Controversial Climate Science Writer

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.28.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Two prominent climate scientists say Roger Pielke Jr., a controversial writer at Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight site, sent emails threat...

Nate Silver Admits That Pretty Much Everyone Didn't Like Climate Change Piece

Posted 03.28.2014 | Green

Statistician Nate Silver acknowledged to Jon Stewart Thursday night that a climate change piece on his new site FiveThirtyEight was facing some seriou...

Statistics and Climate Science: Roger Pielke Missed the Mark

John P. Abraham, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
John P. Abraham, Ph.D.

In his inaugural post on Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight website, Roger Pielke Jr. put forth a number of arguments suggesting that many changes to extreme weather are not occurring as our climate changes.

Nate Silver Launches Bitter Attack On Paul Krugman

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.27.2014 | Media

Along with the Jets and the Sharks, and the Hatfields and McCoys, and the Giants and Dodgers, we can now add Nate Silver and Paul Krugman to the list ...

Nate Silver's Bizarre Swipe At Paul Krugman

Slate | Posted 03.26.2014 | Media

Paul Krugman has greeted the launch of FiveThirtyEight.com with disappointment and dread, and today Nate Silver slaps him right back....

Nate Silver Delivers Big Blow To Democrats

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Media

Cue the hand-wringing in Democratic circles everywhere: Nate Silver says the GOP will probably re-take the Senate in November's elections. After he...

A Few Numbers for Nate Silver and Roger Pielke Jr. on Climate Change

Daniel Kessler | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green
Daniel Kessler

Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight website got off to a bad start with the hiring of Roger Pielke, Jr, one of the country's leading tricksters on climate change.

Facility With Data: Necessary But Insufficient

Phil Simon | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

After a reboot and move to ESPN, FiveThirtyEight is back online. Rock star Nate Silver announced yesterday that "It's time for us to start making the ...

The New FiveThirtyEight Is Here!

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 03.17.2014 | Media

The new FiveThirtyEight website is here. Nate Silver introduced his site with its first article Monday morning in a much anticipated relaunch equip...

Jason Linkins

Nate Silver Hates All The Right Things About The Political Media

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

In the upcoming issue of Time magazine, Jack Dickey will offer a feature on Nate Silver, whose FiveThirtyEight enterprise will soon become a semi-inde...

Nate Silver, Malcolm Gladwell and the Future of Journalism

Michael Hobbes | Posted 03.10.2014 | Books
Michael Hobbes

Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise is an argument, and a challenge, for how I read stories in the future -- and how I write them.

WATCH: Nate Silver Breaks Down USA's World Cup Chances

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Don't despair, U.S. soccer fans. Actually, it's probably OK if you want to despair a bit. But don't let the World Cup draw get you too down because ES...

Michael Calderone

Can The New York Times Retain Top Talent?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.