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Aiming to reshape its culture, Uber co-hosts Austin event to promote women in technology  

Uber has had a history of controversy regarding diversity and workplace culture. The ride-hailing company has been accused by former employees of having an inappropriate workplace atmosphere, and in June of last year, it fired 20 employees as part...

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Sen. Bernie Sanders and CNN’s Jake Tapper cover lots of political ground in SXSW 2018 talk

In a Friday afternoon on the first day of South by Southwest 2018, CNN’s Jake Tapper and independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had time to stretch out in front of a live audience. Addressing a over-full Ballroom D at the Austin Convention Center...

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PHOTOS: Bernie Sanders speaks with Jake Tapper at SXSW on March 9

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-VT, talks with CNN's Jake Tapper during a SXSW event

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SXSW 2018 begins on social-good activism note with Techfugees CEO Joséphine Goube

After a 15-minute opening talk by South by Southwest chief programming officer Hugh Forrest, SXSW 2018 started in earnest with an on-point talk by French activist Joséphine Goube, the CEO of Techfugees, called “Let’s Tech the Borders Down.” Since...

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From #metoo to racial divide, SXSW 2018 set to take on social issues

When South by Southwest 2018 officially puts its big arms around downtown Austin on Friday morning for the city’s annual bear hug of live music, new films and tech talk, it will provide no shortage of things to talk about. For months the SXSW Conference...

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Is this panel full? 'SXSW Go' app's Red-Yellow-Green tool expanded for 2018

If you ask any longtime attendee of South by Southwest who actually goes to panels what frustrates them the most and they’ll probably tell you it’s not getting into panels when too many people show up, particularly in smaller venue rooms. For 2018...

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SXSW 2018: Get ready for a lot more VR and AR

Two years ago, it felt like South by Southwest was being overtaken by virtual-reality goggles. Big installations by Samsung, which brought a literal roller-coaster ride experience to SXSW, game demos and gimmicky virtual tours were everywhere, timed...

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You could get judged by McConaughey, DJ’d by Snoop Dogg at SXSW pitch event

Sometimes concentrations of major celebrity gatherings at South by Southwest fly under the radar under the sheer crush of RSVPs and event announcements; that may be the case with Pitch Perfect, a $100,000 startup competition taking place Saturday...

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SXSW will return to crowds, criticisms and lots to talk about next week

In 2012, Angelique LaRue, a Los Angeles-based digital and social media manager for a restaurant chain, came to Austin for South by Southwest for the first time.  “I’d been with the company for only a year. I’d had never been to this type of conference...

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Friday Tech Crawl: ‘Ready Player One’ at SXSW, YouTube’s hiring quota, and ‘David Lynch Teaches Typing’

Happy Friday, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re looking at this morning. ‘Ready Player One’ is coming to South by Southwest In perhaps the least surprising case of synergy ever, the upcoming Steven Spielberg pop-culture/tech mashup film “Ready...

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