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JUST Food: What happens if we start over?

Andrew Zimmern, the former chef and popular Travel Channel host, and Josh Tetrick, CEO of Hampton Creek, returned to South by Southwest Interactive this year to follow up on a conversation they’ve been having for years about how to transform the food...

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Fencer says SXSW rep asked her to remove hijab for photo

While insisting it won’t ruin her first South by Southwest visit, 2016 U.S. Olympian fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad said she had a “pretty crappy experience” while checking into the festival on Saturday.  Muhammad, a Muslim-American and a guest presenter...

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SXSW keynote: We all fall down; Brene Brown says it's what happens next that counts

Brene Brown, the author of three New York Times bestsellers, “The Gifts of Imperfection,” “Daring Greatly,” and “Rising Strong,” spoke to a full ballroom at the Austin Convention Center on Saturday at the South by Southwest Interactive Conference...

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Going all 'Star Wars' at SXSW

Yes, it turns out that IS a life-sized TIE Fighter in downtown Austin.  The model of the "Star Wars" space fighter is on display at SouthBites Trailer Park, a food trailer court at 604 Driskell St. not far from the Austin Convention Center. Brought...

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SXSW 2016 parties: Kurt Bradley at Fogo de Chao Entrepreneur's Lounge 

The nightly rooftop party at Austin's Fogo de Chao, hosted by Laura Beck is a good place to start an evening of South by Southwest Interactive parties and events. You can always find local entrepreneurs mixing it up with tech and business leaders...

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SXSW panel: Bill would create panel of lawmakers to tackle digital security policies

The gist: U.S. Congressman Michael McCaul, (R-TX), on Saturday said legislation like the Digital Security Commission Act is long overdue.   The bipartisan bill, which he introduced in late February with Senator Mark Warner, (D-VA), aims to bring together...

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SXSW: 'Broad City' stars talk fame, friendship and the 'millennial lifestyle'

While their hit Comedy Central show “Broad City” has been called progressive for its portrayal of women and sex, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer -- the show’s stars and creators – say that wasn’t really their intention. “Broad City” follows two New...

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SXSW: Austin bids to be part of national program to fight racism in city codes, regulation

Austin has applied for a new program designed to go through various city codes and regulations to identify policies that induct or sustain racism, according a director of the organization sponsoring the project.  The Racial Equity Here project received...

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SXSW: On-demand services like Favor, Drizly find big business in fast-paced world

The panelists: Benjamin Doherty, co-founder and COO of Favor; Cory Rellas, co-founder and COO of Drizly; Jess Beck, co-founder and COO of Alfred; and Jordan Metzner, CEO of Washio   The gist: There are now services that will pick up your groceries...

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Austin entrepreneur Hurley: Fighting regulations isn't the answer. Innovating is. 

It’s safe to say that Austin City Council meetings would be a lot more entertaining if Austin entrepreneur and Honest Dollar founder William Hurley was on the dais.  At a South by Southwest Interactive panel on Saturday, Hurley heaped criticism on...

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