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HomeAway takes bids for SXSW human birdhouse rental

Austin's HomeAway has turned a corner of its office space on 5th Street and Lamar Blvd. into a short-term rental for SXSW Music. The company is taking bids until March 15 and donating the money to Austin Habitat for Humanity to stay in what it's called...

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SXSW Day 1 forecast: Rain with 100% chance of Obama

At last, Day 1 of SXSW Interactive is here, and it's going to be a wet one.  Showers are forecast throughout Friday, with thunderstorms possible after noon, the National Weather Service says. So, find a convention center ballroom and learn about the...

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From other lands, looking to make their mark at SXSW Interactive

It's certainly not new that South by Southwest Interactive attracts businesses and leaders from other countries, with varying degrees of participation, from sitting on panels to manning a booth at a trade show or hosting parties. And several years...

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Officials launch nonprofit to oversee new medical school’s innovation zone

Community leaders today are announcing the formation of a nonprofit organization that will develop and oversee an innovation district anchored by the Dell Medical School. The nonprofit, called Capital City Innovation Inc., will help bridge Austin’s...

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Car-sharing services boost options for SXSW

App-based transportation sharing companies say they are boosting services in Austin to handle the jump in demand brought on by the South by Southwest festival. From car2go to Lyft and Uber to newcomer Get Me, carsharing and ridesharing companies say...

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Mexico hoping to make a splash with SXSW event

When the Casa México event kicks off Friday, it will be the first time the United States’ southern neighbor will have an official production of this size at the 30-year-old South by Southwest festival. But with the institutional backing of Mexico’s...

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Talking startups vs. City of Austin on Texas Standard

This week on my Thursday tech segment on KUT's Texas Standard show, we talked about South by Southwest Interactive and the current schism between Austin startups and the City of Austin after two major decisions on short-term loans and ride-hailing...

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Some Uber cars at SXSW will have free Wi-Fi from Vinli

The streets of Austin will be a little more Internet-connected from March 11-20 during South by Southwest as Dallas-based startup Vinli is providing free Wi-Fi to passengers in select Uber cars. Given the traffic situation in Austin starting Friday...

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What to do during SXSW

You made it! You're in Austin for South by Southwest and every day is the best day ever. Now what? It can be harder in Austin to decide what to do than it is to find something to do, and making choices is one of the less enjoyable parts of life. Luckily...

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Behold the horror of Austin SXSW 2016 street closures

IMPORTANT UPDATE : The above map is actually an older version (circa Feb. 12) of the City of Austin's planning doc! Crazy, right? It has changed considerably since the locopants version above and the version that was originally posted further down...

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