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Monday Tech Crawl: Highlights from SXSW 2018, and Tinder sues Bumble  

South by Southwest 2018 has officially wrapped up  The massive interactive, film and music festival ended on Sunday. Here are some highlights of the American-Statesman’s coverage: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made a last-minute appearance at SXSW...

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‘PUBG’ and ‘Legend of Zelda’ take top prizes at 2018 SXSW Gaming Awards 

There’s no better way to mark the end of SXSW Gaming 2018 than by looking back at the past year and celebrating excellence within the industry. Presented by IGN, Muxy, and Onion Creek Productions, this year’s awards show was hosted by IGN personality...

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Austin startup’s founder gets a surprise chance to pitch Reddit CEO Steve Huffman at SXSW

Timing can be everything at South by Southwest. On Monday, Daniel Senyard was working at his desk at Capital Factory, where his Austin-based tech travel startup Shep is based.  At the same time on another Capital Factory floor, Capital Factory executive...

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UT’s Eberlin Lab, Austin writer Amanda Gail among SXSW Interactive Innovation Award winners

On Tuesday night, South by Southwest handed out its annual Interactive Innovation Awards at a ceremony at the Austin Downtown Hilton. Here are the winners: AI & Machine Learning: Swarm AI by Unanimous AI, San Francisco. Health, Med, & BioTech...

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Austin athletic apparel startup Outdoor Voices scores $34M in new funding

Austin-based fitness apparel startup Outdoor Voices has raised $34 million to open more shops and host events nationwide. The Series C round of funding was led by GV (formerly known as Google Ventures), which has invested in brands such as Jet.com...

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Robots with lightsabers and VR treadmill among SXSW 2018 Trade Show highlights

The South by Southwest Trade Show is always a grab bag of interesting eye-popping technologies (giant robots! Sushi machines! Weird musicians planing digital music in crazy costumes), and more down-to Earth booths for universities such at Texas A&...

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Two Austin startups win big at SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event

For startups, South by Southwest  is both an opportunity to break out, and a challenge to get above the noise. Two Austin startups -- GrubTubs and ICON 3D -- did that over the weekend by winning their categories in the 10th annual SXSW Accelerator...

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Austin’s TurnKey Vacation Rentals books an additional $31 million for expansion

For TurnKey Vacation Rentals, raising money in March has become an annual event. In March 2016, the Austin-based company announced it had landed a $10 million investment. Last March, the company brought in an additional $21 million. And on Monday...

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Despite backlash, CEO of Austin-based Bumble has no regrets about company’s stance on guns

When female-friendly dating app Bumble banned pictures of guns in profile pictures this week, the backlash was immediate, founder Whitney Wolfe Herd told a SXSW crowd on Saturday. But the Austin-based company has no regrets, she said. “This is not...

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SXSW 2018: refreshing sense of non-punditry in Ta-Nehisi Coates convergence keynote

Some South by Southwest speakers, when interviewed, will talk about any topic, at length, whether they know what they’re talking about or not.  Atlantic national correspondent, award-winning author and “Black Panther” comics writer Ta-Nehisi Coates...

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