SXSW

Two Austin startups win big at SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event

For startups, South by Southwest  is both an opportunity to break out, and a challenge to get above the noise. Two Austin startups -- GrubTubs and ICON 3D -- did that over the weekend by winning their categories in the 10th annual SXSW Accelerator...

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In SXSW speech, Melinda Gates says women’s rights movement ‘causing a reckoning’

In the past 30 years, Melinda Gates has become one of the most influential women in the business and technology worlds, building her brand successfully in those male-dominated industries. Now, she’s trying to teach others how to do the same. Speaking...

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The Boring Company: Elon Musk is low-key at hot-ticket, last-minute SXSW 2018 Q&A session

It’s not that Elon Musk isn’t one of the world’s most interesting people. As enumerated by South by Southwest chief programming officer Hugh Forrest in his introduction of a late-added Q&A session at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Musk checks...

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The ‘Westworld’ creators/cast panel at SXSW 2018 was a beautiful mess, and then Elon Musk showed up

There were lots of laughs, quite a few curse words (thanks, Thandie Newton) and a white-hot secret preview of HBO’s “Westworld,” Season Two, but like the enigmatic show itself, Saturday afternoon’s creator/cast presentation at South by Southwest ...

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Despite backlash, CEO of Austin-based Bumble has no regrets about company’s stance on guns

When female-friendly dating app Bumble banned pictures of guns in profile pictures this week, the backlash was immediate, founder Whitney Wolfe Herd told a SXSW crowd on Saturday. But the Austin-based company has no regrets, she said. “This is not...

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Open Source

SXSW 2018: refreshing sense of non-punditry in Ta-Nehisi Coates convergence keynote

Some South by Southwest speakers, when interviewed, will talk about any topic, at length, whether they know what they’re talking about or not.  Atlantic national correspondent, award-winning author and “Black Panther” comics writer Ta-Nehisi Coates...

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At SXSW, Michael Dell talks technology’s role in the future of health care

Michael Dell says some of the same technology being created at his giant Round Rock-based company can power the future of the health care industry. Dell, the billionaire founder and CEO of Dell Technologies, spoke Saturday at a South by Southwest...

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Open Source

SXSW 2018: ‘Love & Sex Around the World’ giving Christiane Amanpour career change of pace

The perfect pairing of interview subject and interviewer made for a dynamic South by Southwest 2018 talk on gender issues, global politics and even Silicon Valley tech culture as brash Recode executive editor Kara Swisher interviewed longtime CNN...

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Is a ‘Jetsons’-style flying car in your near future? It might be, drone-maker says in SXSW visit 

Ever since “The Jetsons” arrived on television in the 1960s, showing a family of the future gliding around in a flying car, people have imagined when that technology could become available for commercial use. A Chinese company says that reality is...

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