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Have esports reached the tipping point? 

Are esports, events where spectators watch professional video-game players compete, finally going mainstream in Texas and the rest of the United States? Given the popularity of the recently launched Overwatch League, TV networks such as TBS, NBC and ESPN...

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VR journalist Nonny de la Peña added as SXSW keynote; Bernie Sanders and Schwarzenegger coming, too

South by Southwest on Wednesday afternoon announced another keynote speaker for the March festival and conference as well as several featured speakers including U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and former California governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger...

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SXSW: One month out, 2018 edition is taking shape

Here it comes. In less than a month, downtown Austin will again be transformed and foot-trafficked into exhaustion when South by Southwest begins on March 9. How many people will there be?  Last year, SXSW conference events attracted 70,696 attendees...

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Venture capitalist Peter Thiel cancels on SXSW panel talk

Peter Thiel, the controversial Silicon Valley entrepreneur and venture capitalist, has canceled a scheduled appearance at this year’s South by Southwest. Thiel was scheduled to appear at 5 p.m. March 10 on a panel titled, “Conspiracy?! Peter Thiel...

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SXSW adds Apple’s Eddy Cue, Waymo’s John Krafcik and YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki to lineup

South by Southwest on Tuesday added several heavy hitters from the tech industry to its featured speaker lineup for March, plus about a half dozen from film, TV, fashion and food. On the tech side, Apple’s senior vice president of internal software...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Lyft’s customer data scandal, Casey Neistat’s fail at CNN and two weekend tech events

Happy Friday, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re following this morning that aren’t about Dell Technologies possibly raising money with an IPO (say WHAAAAT?!). Lyft employees may have used customer data in bad faith The ride-hailing company...

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Melinda Gates to keynote SXSW 2018; Michael Dell, Richard Linklater added as featured speakers

South by Southwest on Monday announced that philanthropist and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda Gates, will be a keynote speaker in March. Gates nearly two and a half years ago established an outside organization called...

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SXSW Gaming 2018 draws ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ creator Brendan Greene

The schedule for 2018’s South by Southwest Gaming event just got a lot more interesting. SXSW on Tuesday announced that Brendan Greene, the creator of the wildly successful mod-gone-mainstream shooter “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” will speak at...

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, A-Rod, Christiane Amanpour and Walter Isaacson added to SXSW 2018 lineup 

South by Southwest has announced another keynote speaker for its March 2018 event as well as several featured speakers across tech, sports, entertainment and politics. London Mayor Sadiq Khan will be another keynote speaker for SXSW 2018 and is scheduled...

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South by Southwest releases list of more than 700 panels, adds two-day blockchain series

South by Southwest has announced the bulk of its March 2018 programming in a panel drop Monday, adding a two-day series of blockchain-related panels and more spread over 24 different tracks. The blockchain programming, focused on the tech behind cryptocurrencies...

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