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Five things we loved at SXSW Gaming 2017

As if South by Southwest wasn’t overwhelming enough, Thursday saw the beginning of the Gaming Expo, taking over Exhibit Halls 1 and 2 in the process. The expo floor will be open from noon to 8 p.m. through Saturday, giving badge-holders from all three...

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Five Austin startups that stood out during SXSW

For startups, the South by Southwest conference can be the ideal place to launch, meet investors or gain new customers. And as a bonus for Austin companies, it’s right here in their backyard, so no pricey plane tickets or hotel rooms needed.  After...

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The five coolest things I saw at South by Southwest 2017 (so far)

As I am continually being reminded by crowds that won’t disperse, South by Southwest’s tech portion (”Interactive,” as us old-timers will keep calling it) isn’t over. There’s still another full day of panels and programming, and then there’s SXSW...

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Despite SXSW glitch, RideAustin is still riding high, CEO says

The national media was looking for stories on how South by Southwest attendees were suffering this week without Uber and Lyft available in Austin, says RideAustin CEO said Andy Tryba.  Unfortunately, Tryba concedes, RideAustin helped provide fodder...

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SXSW: Is Big Data destroying the U.S. political system? NBC’s Chuck Todd says yes

Is big data destroying the U.S. political system? Chuck Todd, NBC News political director and moderator of “Meet the Press,” says yes. Todd laid out his case during a panel discussion at South by Southwest alongside Cornell Belcher, a long-time democratic...

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Sensel Morph, Joe Biden, Johnson & Johnson’s Caring Crowd the big winners at SXSW Innovation Awards

As the tech portion of South by Southwest started to wind down (but not really, there’s two more days plus SXSW Gaming coming up!), the conference gave out its Innovation Awards Tuesday night at the Austin Hilton. In addition to a previously announced...

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Former Obama staffers: Not the greatest idea for tech leaders to run for president

There’s a sense among some business and tech leaders now that if real estate developer and Apprentice TV star Donald Trump can become president, anyone has a shot at this nation’s higher office.   But in an interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher at...

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‘Veep’ panel at SXSW avoids Trump talk, says Season 6 will examine post-presidential life

If anybody was expecting the cast and showrunner of the most acidly cynical show on television to unload on the current presidential administration, Monday’s South by Southwest talk might have been a disappointment. Not only does the upcoming sixth...

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