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St. Bernards rescue dying phones at SXSW Interactive

Dying phones are a common problem at SXSW, and tech company Mophie is back this year with a stunt to solve the problem while promoting their batteries with the help of St. Bernards on motorcycles. If you tweet a photo of your dying phone to Mophie...

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SXSW: Why food waste is your problem, too. (Yes, you.)

On a farm in Vermont, the circular economy is thriving.  That's the term for an industrial system that produces no waste, and though closed loop systems are a goal for many manufacturing companies. In the food industry, gaps in the system have led...

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Austin's PopUp Play wins at SXSW competition

And the winner is: Austin's PopUp Play. The two-year-old startup took the top prize for its category at the South by Southwest Accelerator competition tonight. That means the company receives $4,000, two badges for the 2017 SXSW Interactive conference...

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SXSW video: Irish street theater invades downtown

You weren't dreaming if you thought you saw 15-foot-tall people parading through downtown Austin on Saturday evening. Macnas, an Irish theatrical street performance group, was in town to make its U.S. debut. The group has celebrated Irish supergroup...

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SXSW: Why black and Latino boys are falling behind in tech

Christina Lewis Halpern is the founder of All Star Code, a program that prepares young black and Latino boys to enter and advance in the tech sector. She says the lack of diversity of this population is the crisis that no one is talking about because...

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SXSW: Tennis star Andy Roddick talks up his foundation

Andy Roddick got the idea to start his own charitable foundation when he was only 17, back when he was the top-ranked junior tennis player in the world. Roddick was on the same airplane flight with Andre Agassi, one of his childhood idols. A gracious...

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SXSW: Pro athletes take control of their brand destiny

What does it take to get Vernon Davis to endorse your product? A tight end in the NFL since 2006 who won a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos last month, Davis said there are a lot of things that he looks at when he receives an off-field offer. Most...

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SXSW 2016: mayors make case for Smart City prize with Secretary Anthony Foxx

Date/time: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13. The panelists: Mayors from six of the seven Smart City Challenge finalists, including Austin Mayor Steve Adler; U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The gist: $50 million in grants ($40 million from the...

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SXSW: How do we make youth sports more kid-centric again?

The panel: No Young Pros: Keeping Youth Sports Accessible Date/time: Sunday, 3:30 p.m.  The panelists: Danielle Elliot, Vice Sports; Jeremy Goldberg, LeagueApps; Lawrence Cann, Street Soccer USA, Lisa Strasman, NCSA Atheltic Recruiting  The gist...

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