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SXSW begins: Say farewell to Interactive, Film, Music

RIP SXSW Interactive? In an opening presentation on Friday, South by Southwest chief programming officer Hugh Forrest intimated that 2017 might be the last year that we see clear distinctions between the long-running SXSW Interactive, Film and Music...

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Dear SXSW speaker: No, you’re not a keynote

This may come across as petty, and that’s all right. I will take the petty bullet on this one. Apparently, there are people speaking at South by Southwest this year who are under the mistaken impression that they are giving a keynote talk. I know...

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Do you see yourself in this SXSW infographic?

Who actually goes to South by Southwest and how is the makeup of those attendees changing? That’s something we observers ask ourselves every year with imprecise measurements: Do torn jeans and leather jackets signify an incoming flock of SXSW Music...

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What we learned about Austin’s ride-hailing options by testing six of Austin’s ride-hailing apps

Usually an out-of-town guest wants to know where to go for the best tacos or barbecue in Austin.  But lately the No. 1 question is from tourists is “Which ride-hailing app should I use?” We understand their confusion. After ride-hailing juggernauts...

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Where to go with no badge or cash at South by Southwest 2017

For those who remain badgeless for SXSW, the conference does offer some free events via a guest pass you can order online at guestpass.sxsw.com. The pass allows access to SXSW Create from March 10-12, an event geared toward DIY enthusiasts and artists...

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Jill Biden added to SXSW speakers list

Jill Biden, wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, has been added to this year’s South by Southwest speakers list, SXSW organizers said Tuesday. On Monday, the conference had announced that the former vice president will deliver a 3:30 p.m. Sunday...

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FBI Director James Comey cancels SXSW appearance

FBI Director James Comey has canceled his highly-anticipated and controversial interview at the SXSW Conference this year, citing schedule conflicts that will keep him in Washington, D.C. A statement put out by SXSW on Tuesday morning reported that...

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Six amazing things that happened at SXSW Interactive last year

Let’s take a walk down memory lane. Sure, you might be focused on planning for all the panels and parties at this year’s SXSW conference. (Or figuring out how to avoid downtown Austin completely.) But you might find it instructive to look back on...

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Political talk and top speakers: Will Trump dominate SXSW 2017 without even showing up?

It would be difficult for South by Southwest Interactive to top last year’s opening keynote speaker: President Barack Obama, who was interviewed by Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith.  (Though Joe Biden, announced on Monday as a March 12 speaker, is a pretty...

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Get your memes ready: Joe Biden will speak at SXSW

For the second year in a row, South by Southwest has landed a major political speaker and announced it shortly before the conference. Last year, it was then-President Barack Obama as a SXSW Interactive keynote. This year, Former Vice President Joe...

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