SXSW

10 Things: What it's like to work in a 'bossless' company

In late 2013, online retailer Zappos announced it was abandoning a traditional top-down management structure in favor of one that empowered workers to make their own decisions and eschewed traditional job titles.  In the years since, numerous articles...

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Austin's PopUp Play heads to SXSW finals

Austin's PopUp Play made the cut. The two-year-old startup is heading to the finals at the South by Southwest Accelerator competition today. Eighteen companies were chosen to move forward out of 48 that pitched yesterday. PopUp Play,  founded by husband-and-wife...

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Open Source

SXSW: Parking garage prices surge up to $80 downtown

It's the parking garage version of “stay off my lawn” — a picture of the AMLI parking garages’ two signs went viral on social media this weekend. The garages, which usually charge $35 a day (on the high end for downtown) or rates that go up in hourly...

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Open Source

Uber offering free rides 11-5 Monday with Lululemon

Ride-hailing company Uber says it will be giving free rides 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday as part of a Lululemon Athletica promotion  in Austin during South by Southwest Interactive. Users can choose the "CONNECTION" option in the Uber app and may be eligible...

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SXSW Panel: Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates talk race in America

The panelists: Henry Louis Gates, Harvard professor and filmmaker. Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker. With Dr. Todd Boyd, professor at USC School of Cinematic Arts, moderating.  The gist: Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates, who have explored themes of...

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SXSW: Pinterest's Chou puts focus on diversity issues in the tech industry

 While Tracy Chou, a software engineer at Pinterest, has become well-known for speaking out against the lack of racial and gender diversity in the tech world, she wasn’t always aware of the significance of the issue of representation.   During her...

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Three Austin startups take the stage at SXSW

For three Austin startups, Saturday was a chance to break out of the South by Southwest noise. Bitfusion, PopUp Play and Thrillbox beat out hundreds of companies to win spots at the SXSW Accelerator competition.  During the two-day event, 48 companies...

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Big ideas, but too few ears to hear them at SXSW Online Harassment Summit

Five months after the cancellation of two South by Southwest Interactive panels due to threats created a national story about diversity, online harassment and misogyny, a Summit created specifically to address the matter arrived with low attendance...

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Photos: Star Wars meets SXSW

A model of a TIE Fighter from "Star Wars" is on display at SouthBites Trailer Park, a food trailer court at 604 Driskell St. not far from the Austin Convention Center.

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