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Sensel Morph, Joe Biden, Johnson & Johnson’s Caring Crowd the big winners at SXSW Innovation Awards

As the tech portion of South by Southwest started to wind down (but not really, there’s two more days plus SXSW Gaming coming up!), the conference gave out its Innovation Awards Tuesday night at the Austin Hilton. In addition to a previously announced...

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Former Obama staffers: Not the greatest idea for tech leaders to run for president

There’s a sense among some business and tech leaders now that if real estate developer and Apprentice TV star Donald Trump can become president, anyone has a shot at this nation’s higher office.   But in an interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher at...

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‘Veep’ panel at SXSW avoids Trump talk, says Season 6 will examine post-presidential life

If anybody was expecting the cast and showrunner of the most acidly cynical show on television to unload on the current presidential administration, Monday’s South by Southwest talk might have been a disappointment. Not only does the upcoming sixth...

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Pokemon Go, Call of Duty and the future of warfare

Imagine a swarm of 100 unmanned military drones being deployed from a fighter plane traveling at the speed of sound. This swarm would be able to intelligently adapt as an individual drone is damaged or shot down with the swarm adjusting offensive...

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At SXSW, fashion designer Marc Jacobs explains why he’s embraced Instagram

Whomever booked fashion designer Marc Jacobs to appear at South by Southwest made a provocative choice.  Although he started a popular Instagram account two years ago, Jacobs jokingly admits to being a tech “luddite.”  “Email is about the best I can...

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Are changes to seating policies causing friction and frustration at SXSW 2017? 

It’s certainly not a new problem at South by Southwest: for as long as there have been lots of people attending the conference, particularly the Interactive portion, there have been full panels and grumbling people waiting outside with hopes of getting...

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Photos: Mark Cuban speaks at SXSW  on March 12

Dallas Mavericks owner and businessman Mark Cuban spoke at SXSW on March 12, 2017.

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Panel seeks to figure out the right age for kids to specialize

At a SXSW panel on Sunday, Tom Farrey cited a survey about Division I athletes who were specializing in their sport by the age of 12. According to Farrey, 87 percent of women gymnasts were only doing gymnastics at that age, while 72 percent of women’s...

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Nick Denton talks life after Gawker, whether he has any regrets and what he thinks about Peter Thiel

Thankfully, the interviewer didn’t beat around the bush. Moments after coming on stage to speak at the South by Southwest Conference on Sunday, former Gawker CEO Nick Denton was asked about the video.  Given what happened, was it really a good idea?...

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