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… advertising was embracing video ads as a second revenue stream. We have some ’splaining to do. Explainer sites were the big thing this past year. The year 2014 brought us Vox.com, Nate Silver’s 538 and The New York Times’ The Upshot and other verticals at existing media companies. The idea behind these data or “explainer” journalism startups…
While some may be surprised with just how red the U.S. elections went last week, it appears Bing knew all along. Following last Tuesday’s national elections, Bing announced it had predicted more than 95 percent of the called races for state Governors, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. We did better head-to-head than renowned forecasters including Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.
… Did you know that Darth Vader is polling higher than all potential 2016 presidential candidates? Yes, it’s true, according to the recent Washington Post article, which recapped the results of a clever survey by Nate Silver’s respected statistical analysis firm, FiveThirtyEight. Stepping outside of its usual political and sports predictions…