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Austin-based jewelry designer Kendra Scott talks giving back

Speakers on a SXSW Interactive panel called “Building a Philanthropic Fashion Empire: Do Good,” discussed the challenges and rewards of giving back in business.   Callie O’Neill, fashion writer for Marie Claire magazine, sat down with Austin-based...

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SXSW: Lifestyle expert Robyn Moreno’s 3 tools to creating life you love, deserve

The panelists: Robyn Moreno, executive editor, beauty & lifestyle for Latina magazine and Latina.com  The gist:  Lifestyle expert Robyn Moreno had been working at women’s publications for 20 years, offering advice on everything from making do-it-yourself...

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Embrace doubt, but don't doubt everything: SXSW Interactive opening keynote Casey Gerald

If you think you're a pretty good orator, here's a challenge: try going up as an opening act for President Barack Obama. That was the challenge for opening keynote speaker Casey Gerald at 1 p.m. Friday, just an hour and a half before the president...

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A hacker's evolution: Austin’s HD Moore grew up with cybersecurity industry

At 17, HD Moore was all baggy jeans and gelled up hair, a hacker so skilled and prolific that he was doing contract work for the U.S. Department of Defense while a student at Austin’s Gonzalo Garza Independence High School.   Sure, he liked mischief...

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Sports: Kids just still want to have fun

The panel: Problem Solvers: The Future of Sports, From the Future Generation Date/time: 11 a.m. Friday. The panelists: Lake Travis school district students Camille Halfmann and Andis Halfmann and Canyon Vista Middle School student Lauryn Tyndall...

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At SXSW session, select startups pitch their ideas, products

UPDATE AT 1:46 p.m.:  The winner of the SXSW 2016 ReleaseIt competition is Inteliclinic, which has developed a special eye mask that is intended to cure jet lag and other sleep issues. They get a cool trophy and lots of bragging rights.  Second Place...

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Watch President Barack Obama, other SXSW keynotes, here

Today, on the first day of South by Southwest Interactive, you can follow along with President Barack Obama's trip to Austin over on Statesman.com. For video of the actual keynote presentation, which starts at 2:30 p.m., however, you'll need to check...

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Obama does SXSW ... and Austin is in full freakout mode

President Barack Obama's Friday afternoon appearance at SXSW Interactive has Austin in full freakout mode, mostly because of fears of what it'll mean for traffic. There's good reason for that: Past presidential visits to Austin have royally snarled...

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SXSW Day 1: Interactive and Obama visit

President Barack Obama was many of the first-day attendees of the interactive portion South by Southwest festival on Friday, March 11, 2016

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A vote for easier voting at SXSW

Civic engagement in a digital age will be one of the big storylines of Day 1 of SXSW Interactive, with President Barack Obama participating in a panel discussion at the Long Center for the Performing Arts on Friday afternoon. But he's not the only...

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