Slash
13 Stories You Need To Know Today

The presidential election smashes records on Twitter and Facebook, Nate Silver perfectly predicts the outcomes of the 50 states, and retail forecasts...

Nate Silver correctly predicts the electoral outcome of all 50 states. Mashable

President Obama’s victory photo on Facebook smashes the ‘Like’ record. CNet

Online data usage in the US is up 120% since last year, mainly due to streaming content services. TechCrunch

San Francisco pledges zero waste by 2020. Triple Pundit

Airbnb offers free housing to those affected by hurricane sandy. TechCrunch

The color ‘Oxbood’ is a big trend for this fall. Urban Outfitters

Wikipedia is being used to predict movie box office revenues. MIT Technology Review

Retail forecasts for the holiday 2012 season are looking strong. TechCrunch

Mastercard is rolling out trial mobile internet payment system. TechCrunch

Walmart workers organize a strike against Black Friday. Mashable

Does cooking make you smarter? Business Insider

Twitter goes wild and breaks records on election night. Twitter

The universe has almost stopped making new stars. Wired

Thinking...