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Is this panel full? 'SXSW Go' app's Red-Yellow-Green tool expanded for 2018

If you ask any longtime attendee of South by Southwest who actually goes to panels what frustrates them the most and they’ll probably tell you it’s not getting into panels when too many people show up, particularly in smaller venue rooms. For 2018...

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SXSW 2018: Get ready for a lot more VR and AR

Two years ago, it felt like South by Southwest was being overtaken by virtual-reality goggles. Big installations by Samsung, which brought a literal roller-coaster ride experience to SXSW, game demos and gimmicky virtual tours were everywhere, timed...

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You could get judged by McConaughey, DJ’d by Snoop Dogg at SXSW pitch event

Sometimes concentrations of major celebrity gatherings at South by Southwest fly under the radar under the sheer crush of RSVPs and event announcements; that may be the case with Pitch Perfect, a $100,000 startup competition taking place Saturday...

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Talking about Snapchat’s recent changes and resurgence with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program’s technology segment, we discussed recent moves by Snap, the parent company of the social network Snapchat, and whether the backlash to its redesign have actually hurt the business or not. You can hear...

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SXSW will return to crowds, criticisms and lots to talk about next week

In 2012, Angelique LaRue, a Los Angeles-based digital and social media manager for a restaurant chain, came to Austin for South by Southwest for the first time.  “I’d been with the company for only a year. I’d had never been to this type of conference...

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Friday Tech Crawl: ‘Ready Player One’ at SXSW, YouTube’s hiring quota, and ‘David Lynch Teaches Typing’

Happy Friday, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re looking at this morning. ‘Ready Player One’ is coming to South by Southwest In perhaps the least surprising case of synergy ever, the upcoming Steven Spielberg pop-culture/tech mashup film “Ready...

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Does the idea of electric cars give you ‘Range anxiety?’

Tesla’s Model 3, which despite its slow production issues is creating lots of conversation around less expensive and higher-end electric cars, is bringing up another issue that’s kept some potential buyers leery: “Range anxiety.” When you drive an...

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Talking with Texas Standard about the implications of Amazon HQ2 for Austin and Dallas

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we revisited a trio of recent 512tech stories about how Austinites and the state of Texas might be impacted if Amazon chooses Austin or Dallas as its second headquarters, bringing 50,000 new jobs and...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Intel’s Spectre and Meltdown secret, more Amazon Go stores and Kylie Jenner’s costly Snapchat diss

Happy Friday, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re reading this morning:  Did Intel wait too long providing security intel? Reuters and others are reporting on a series of letters sent by tech companies to the government detailing what...

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