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Honest Dollar's Whurley talks acquisition, Obama fundraiser, on 'Statesman Shots'

This week on our Austin culture podcast "Statesman Shots," entrepreneur Whurley joins co-hosts Omar L. Gallaga and Tolly Moseley to talk about how he was chosen to host President Barack Obama for a fundraiser earlier this month and how his company...

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Lyft says it topped previous traffic highs during SXSW 2016

Ride-hailing app service Lyft says it topped some of its previous passenger traffic highs during this year’s South by Southwest festivals in Austin. Without releasing specific figures, Lyft said its drivers gave four-and-a-half times as many rides...

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And the winners at the 2016 SXSW Gaming Awards are...

Didn't make it to the South by Southwest Gaming Awards? Here's a list of the winners of the night as well as the live stream, which if you're tuning in on Saturday night, may still be going: The event was hosted by Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico and Séan...

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SXSW 2016: VR perception explained in 'Your Brain on VR'

 Time/date: 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, Panelists: Kelly Gaither, Director of Visualization, University of Texas at Austin; Aaron Lemke, co-founder Unello Design; Brian McCann, virtualization  interfaces and applications, UT Austin; Noltan Nadasdy...

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Cities, countries bid to build their brands at SXSW

Clint Wilkinson’s business is not exactly high-tech.   The bearded entrepreneur, based in the Texas city of Denton, sells handmade leather goods, like wallets or belts, through his company Bell & Oak. But visitors to the South by Southwest Interactive...

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What Austin's Chaotic Moon was up to during SXSW 2016

Chaotic Moon Studios, the company that has in the past shown off large-scale outdoor installations and fire-breathing drones at past South by Southwest Interactive events quieted down a little from those attention-grabbing stunts for 2016. The technology...

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St. Bernards, 'Mr. Robot,' human birdhouses and more when 'Statesman Shots' hit SXSW 2016

In case you missed it this week, the "Statesman Shots" podcast was also hitting South by Southwest Interactive pretty hard this week,filing five videos and four audio dispatches from a more pop-culture perspective. The show is hosted by 512tech's...

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And here come the 'SXSW Interactive has lost its mojo' stories

It's become something of a tradition in the past few years -- members of the national tech media descend on Austin for SXSW Interactive, go home and write stories about how Interactive "has jumped the shark" or has "lost its mojo." This year, Mashable...

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Obama gig a boost for Austin courier startup Dropoff

If you're a courier startup, it's the call you hope for: Michelle Obama wants barbecue. Can you get it to her?   Austin-based Dropoff made it happen Wednesday, delivering bags of brisket from Micklethwait Craft Meats in East Austin to the First Lady's...

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VR, POTUS and infinite jest dominate SXSW Interactive 2016

There I was on a platform, seated in a movie theater-style chair and strapped with a seat belt as I pulled the headset over my head and wrapped it around my face. The Samsung Gear VR device was in place; I fiddled with the focus and wiggled my cheeks...

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