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Ride-hail company InstaRyde will miss SXSW, is offline in Austin (Updated)

(Updated, see below) One of the Austin ride-hailing companies that swooped in to fill the void left by Uber and Lyft last year is no longer operating in Austin, at least for the time being. InstaRyde, which is based in Canada and began servicing Austin...

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SXSW gets more transparent about its politics in 2017

On Jan. 29, a Sunday night, South by Southwest issued a statement about President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, specifically a controversial executive order limiting travel put into effect two days earlier. “SXSW is alarmed by the Trump administration’s...

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SXSW names Jessica Shortall of Texas Competes as keynote, adds Buzz Aldrin, Chris Sacca, Bob Odenkirk, many more to speaker list

South by Southwest made another significant programming announcement on Tuesday, including a new keynote speaker for the March festival and conference. Jessica Shortall, managing director of Texas Competes, will speak on as part of SXSW’s Social...

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In case you missed it, a flurry of South by Southwest 2017 updates and news

The last week has been a busy one for news about South by Southwest . On Thursday, it was announced that controversial FBI director James Comey will be interviewed on March 13 by The Newseum’s CEO Jeffrey Herbst. In addition to that, here’s some SXSW...

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FBI director James Comey to speak at SXSW

South by Southwest, which already has two days of programming devoted to technology under President Donald Trump, has landed another large figure in government as a speaker: FBI director James Comey. The FBI director will be interviewed as part of SXSW’s...

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Marie Kondo, ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners, Ray Kurzweil and Van Jones among SXSW lineup additions

South by Southwest on Wednesday morning released another round of featured speakers for the March 10-19 conference, including decluttering author Marie Kondo (”The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”); David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the showrunners...

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South by Southwest to take on Trump tech topics with two days of talks

South by Southwest will address the major changes expected in the tech industry with a Donald Trump presidential administration with two days of programming labeled "Tech Under Trump." The conference announced Tuesday morning that the programming...

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Tech Crawl: Facebook tool will censor for China, new SXSW digs and gene editing as cancer treatment

Facebook builds censorship tool to gain China market Facebook's desire to get into a China, a market where it's been blocked, has led to the company building a censorship tool that could filter news feeds by geographic region, The New York Times...

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Tech Crawl: Apple out of router business, how Trump victory may affect SXSW and Facebook's handling of flagged posts

Happy Monday of a short holiday week, folks! Here's some of the tech news that's happening while people jam the stores looking for boxes of stuffing: Apple disbanding AirPort After releasing its last update to its wireless router products in 2013...

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Mark Cuban, Vint Cerf, Rabia Choudry, Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe, 'Rogue One' director added for SXSW 2017 

South by Southwest continued its march toward March with another set of programming announcements Monday morning, including four keynote speakers, featured sessions and several new panels. In an info drop that included programming that spans the increasingly...

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