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SXSW Launches SXsports, Interactive and Film Event Featuring ESPN's Bill Simmons, Nate Silver and More

SXSW has announced SXsports, which will launch at the 2014 fest. This curated, sports-focused track will be open to all Interactive and Film registrants, and take place March 7-9, 2014, in Austin. Featured speakers include Peter Guber, Chairman of Mandalay Sports Media, and Grantland’s Bill Simmons in conversation with Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight, along with a handful of panels.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 1, 2013 3:00 PM
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Nate Silver Predicts the Oscars -- Statistical Frontrunners and Nominees with "more noise than signal"

"Political calculus" election guru Nate Silver is taking his third stab at Oscar predictions in the six major categories -- he previously predicted in 2009 and 2011 -- and using a no-nonsense approach. While Silver doesn't boast a perfect Oscar track record, he claims that his method of basing the winners off other awards given out in the run-up to the Academy Awards is "the best predictor of Oscar success" and the closest equivalent to pre-election polls.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • February 22, 2013 1:10 PM
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Hollywood Comes Calling for Nate Silver -- Future Box Office Guru?

Following Nate Silver's impressively accurate predictions of the voting outcome in all 50 states for the November 6 election, the NY Times blogger has been approached by Hollywood...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 14, 2012 3:20 PM
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