James Silver is a writer and editor specialising in tech, media & business. He writes and creates content for leading technology brands and VCs including Index Ventures. As a journalist, he has written 500+ articles for UK national newspapers, magazines and websites including, most recently, WIRED, The Observer, The Guardian and Informilo. He has also written for The Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Spectator, Total Politics, The Independent, The Evening Standard, Press Gazette, Media Week, BBC News Online and Sky News Online.

LATEST ARTICLES

Interview with Peter Oborne — The Guardian

From my archive: ‘I had no idea what a news story was’ Peter Oborne, former Spectator political editor, has abandoned the office and become one of New Labour’s most feared political commentators. James Silver meets him Monday 30 October 2006 10.37 GMT One of the greatest anecdotes ever to appear in Street of Shame, Private Eye’s Fleet Street gossip column, concerns the rightwing political commentator Peter Oborne, affectionately known to Eye readers as...

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Do Adjust Your Set: Netflix has built 50m TV channels. For founder Reed Hastings, that’s just the start — WIRED

In a production office a few metres from the designer boutiques and tourists on the Rue Royale in Paris, Pascal Breton, a veteran French TV-drama producer, shifts restlessly in his chair as he describes his vision for his latest series, Marseille. An eight-episode Netflix Original series, due in late 2015, Marseille will be the US video-on-demand service’s first foray into French-language production, as it bids to replicate the success of the David Fincher-directed House...

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Widening the net: How Netflix plans to take over the world — Evening Standard

The TV channels thought streaming would never work. Now, as Netflix tries for world domination, its CEO Reed Hastings tells WIRED’s James Silver how your viewing data is helping him win Marseille, an eight-episode Netflix Original series about power and corruption is due in late 2015. It will be the US video-on-demand service’s first foray into French-language production, as it bids to replicate the success of the David Fincher-directed House of Cards and is just the sort...

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FEATURES

The sharing economy: a whole new way of living — The Observer

From accommodation to cars, the internet is turning us from consumers into providers and challenging established business models. We talk to Martin Varsavsky, founder of Fon – the largest Wi-Fi company in the world –...

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As P2P Lodging Start-Ups Surge, a Backlash Stirs — Informilo

Submitted by James Silver on June 6, 2013 The fast-growing P2P lodging marketplace is clearly eating into the business of hotels and, according to some arguments, is even starting to impact property values. It should come...

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INTERVIEWS

Interview with Peter Oborne — The Guardian

From my archive: ‘I had no idea what a news story was’ Peter Oborne, former Spectator political editor, has abandoned the office and become one of New Labour’s most feared political commentators. James Silver...

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Do Adjust Your Set: Netflix has built 50m TV channels. For founder Reed Hastings, that’s just the start — WIRED

In a production office a few metres from the designer boutiques and tourists on the Rue Royale in Paris, Pascal Breton, a veteran French TV-drama producer, shifts restlessly in his chair as he describes his vision for his...

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BBC RADIO

Profile: Beppe Grillo –BBC Radio 4

Beppe Grillo has achieved a stunning success in the Italian elections with the performance of the new citizens’ protest network – the Five Star Movement. He is its guiding star, a comedian-turned politician....

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Profile: Tom Ford — BBC Radio 4

Designer Tom Ford has become a brand in his own right. Running his own label, producing and directing the film ‘A Single Man’ and dressing the stars are just some of his successes. Now as he prepares his first...

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BLOG

The Future of Retail: Drones and HoloStores? — Informilo

By James Silver, July 8, 2013 Competition from online commerce will force highstreet stores to cut back dramatically on physical space as the retail industry struggles to reboot itself for a new era, predicts David Roth,...

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Peace and Quiet, On Demand — Informilo

A New Twist On The Sharing Economy: Peace And Quiet On Demand Submitted by James Silver on June 6, 2013 Zigzagging the stage at Le Web London 2013 as he pitched his new startup Breather, Julien Smith said that for all their...

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