James Silver is a writer and editor specialising in tech, media and business. As a journalist, he has written 500+ articles for UK national newspapers, magazines and websites including, most recently, TechCrunch, WIRED, The Observer and The Guardian. He has also written for The Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Spectator, Total Politics, The Independent, The Evening Standard, Informilo, Press Gazette, Media Week, BBC News Online and SkyNews.Com. Additionally, he has ghostwritten articles which have appeared in The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal (Europe), Quartz and Fortune, among many others.

LATEST ARTICLES

‘Twelve things you need to know about driverless cars’ — The Observer

By James Silver Sunday 15 January 2017 07.30 GMT From forecourt to scrapyard, a new car in the UK lasts an average of 13.9 years, which is why if you got one today, it might very well be the last car you buy. Over the next decade, accelerating autonomous driving technology, including advances in artificial intelligence, sensors, cameras, radar and data analytics, are set to transform not only how we drive (or, indeed, are driven), but the notion of car ownership itself. “Autonomous...

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Martin Baron: ‘We took Donald Trump seriously from the beginning’ — The Guardian

The Washington Post’s executive editor on breaking Trump’s Access Hollywood hot mic moment and the surprising positives of working beside software engineers James Silver Sunday 30 October 2016 14.00 GMT Last modified on Sunday 30 October 2016 19.24 GMT The phone call that would, just hours later, inflict a highly damaging blow to Donald Trump’s presidential ambitions came through to Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold mid-morning on Friday 7 October....

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Why Most of London’s Tech Community Believe Brexit Will Be a Disaster — TechCrunch

By James Silver, Crunch Network Contributor 16.06.2016 A decision over the U.K.’s future membership in the European Union is now just days away, with latest polls indicating a race to the wire.Among the most fearful of a potential Brexit is big business, whose main lobby group, the Confederation of British Industry, which represents some 190,000 businesses, has warned of a “serious economic shock” should voters choose to quit the EU in the referendum on June 23. The other...

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FEATURES

‘Twelve things you need to know about driverless cars’ — The Observer

By James Silver Sunday 15 January 2017 07.30 GMT From forecourt to scrapyard, a new car in the UK lasts an average of 13.9 years, which is why if you got one today, it might very well be the last car you buy. Over the next...

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Why Most of London’s Tech Community Believe Brexit Will Be a Disaster — TechCrunch

By James Silver, Crunch Network Contributor 16.06.2016 A decision over the U.K.’s future membership in the European Union is now just days away, with latest polls indicating a race to the wire.Among the most fearful of...

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INTERVIEWS

Martin Baron: ‘We took Donald Trump seriously from the beginning’ — The Guardian

The Washington Post’s executive editor on breaking Trump’s Access Hollywood hot mic moment and the surprising positives of working beside software engineers James Silver Sunday 30 October 2016 14.00 GMT...

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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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