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Friday Tech Crawl: Craigslist pulls personals, Twitter’s Dorsey sees big Bitcoin future, ‘Banner Saga 3’ will be on Switch

Happy Friday, Austin! Here are some tech-related stories we’re checking out today. Craigslist removes personals Axios reports that Craigslist has pulled all personal ads from its online service as a response to a new law passed by the U.S. Congress...

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ILYSM Ep. 34: look back at SXSW 2018’s activations, red carpets and one big sleep

South by Southwest wrapped up last weekend, but "I Love You So Much: The Austin360 Podcast" hosts Omar L. Gallaga, Addie Broyles and Tolly Moseley are still recounting the buzzy bands, blockbuster films and chance encounters with celebrities and everyday...

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Six lessons we learned from SXSW 2018

South by Southwest, the whirlwind that concluded its 2018 edition on March 17, can leave you with a mental hangover worse than any set of tequila shots or overdosing on Texas tacos.  It’s not just the sprawl and the length of time it stretches (10-11...

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3-D printing is within reach, even if you don’t have a printer

About five years ago, I made a prediction that 3-D printing was going to be a sea-change technology that would sweep into our lives and change everything. Well... it could still happen! But for now, 3-D printers, which can fabricate objects out of...

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Ready, player for June 1: DreamHack game festival returning to Austin for third year

DreamHack Austin is coming back for a third year, bringing three days of game tournaments, live music and cosplay to the Austin Convention Center June 1-3. The Swedish-based gaming-culture festival makes only two stops in the U.S. this year. The other...

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Was it just us, or was SXSW 2018 less crowded?

It’s long been a maxim of South by Southwest that everybody’s SXSW is different: with so much content going on, attendees will all have a different experience. But after a few days of the festivals and conference, somewhere around March 11, I began...

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Despite some glitches, VR cinema takes a leap forward at SXSW 2018

Virtual reality technology, which made such a splash at South by Southwest two years ago, mostly for gaming experience, took a sizable leap forward this week, at least judging by its presence at the SXSW Virtual Cinema. What last year felt like a...

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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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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki talks up new context tools amid SXSW 2018 interview grilling 

Maybe it was the body language, with the interviewer leaning forward, consulting a shiny notebook on occasion to draw upon for sharp points, and with the subject of the interview, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, sometimes squinting at the questions as...

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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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