Tech

Now You Can Turn Yourself Into A Movie-Quality, Animated Zombie And Skype With Friends

[credit provider=”Business Insider”] At Austin-based technology conference South by Southwest, we ran into Motus Digital, a real-time animation studio.Motus turns actors into animated characters, such as zombies, elves and more. Companies like Disney can use it to let Mickey Mouse chat with children online, for example. Sports programs can use […]
Now You Can Turn Yourself Into A Movie-Quality, Animated Zombie And Skype With Friends
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These Stats Show SXSW’s Core Audience Is Middle-Aged Men From Texas

[credit provider=”Flickr / Visualist Images” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/visualistimages/4447308639/in/photostream/”] PeekAnalytics, a company that analyses social media demographics, took a deep dive through tweets published by Twitter users during the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, to see who exactly was at the meeting.Needless to say, a lot of ad execs were there.
These Stats Show SXSW’s Core Audience Is Middle-Aged Men From Texas
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Kim Dotcom Dishes At SXSW On Why The Feds Are Targeting Megaupload

[credit provider=”Michael Bradley/AFP”] Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom said that “interesting facts” will emerge in his ongoing pitched battle against extradition to the United States over copyright infringement.Speaking via Skype video link from New Zealand to the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, Dotcom promised “a really cool (court) hearing” in April […]
Kim Dotcom Dishes At SXSW On Why The Feds Are Targeting Megaupload
Tech

I Just Tried On Google Glass, And This Is What It Was Like

[credit provider=”Google Developers/Google+” url=”https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+GoogleDevelopers/albums/5845246344210830625?sqi&sqsi”] Over the weekend at the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, I had the opportunity to briefly try on Google’s next-generation gadget, Google Glass.The experience was interesting, to say the least.
I Just Tried On Google Glass, And This Is What It Was Like
Tech

At SXSW, Racy Wristbands Embarrass MIT

[credit provider=”Flickr / Visualist Images” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/visualistimages/6986217869/”] The MIT Media Lab threw a party at South By Southwest, the giant entertainment-and-tech conference in Austin, Texas, on Saturday night. But people weren’t talking about the party.They were talking about the wristbands issued to attendees, which featured suggestive pick-up lines.
At SXSW, Racy Wristbands Embarrass MIT
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Investors Have Poured $7.5 Million Into Lyft, A Startup That Gives Thousands Of ‘Mustache Rides’ Per Week

[credit provider=”Flickr/lizasperling” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lizasperling/7665700594/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] At an annual tech conference in Austin, Texas that attracts over 40,000 early adopters, startups are desperate to make their mark.South by Southwest is the place where companies like Twitter, Foursquare, and Skype-owned GroupMe have picked up their first users.
Investors Have Poured $7.5 Million Into Lyft, A Startup That Gives Thousands Of ‘Mustache Rides’ Per Week
Tech

People Who Inspire The World’s Most Innovative Billionaire

[credit provider=”Mykl Roventine/BI Illustration by Dylan Love” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/myklroventine/1456556452/”] Elon Musk is arguably the most innovative man in technology, or even the world. He’s the founder of electric car company Tesla Motors, he’s chairman of Solar City, and he created NASA rival SpaceX.Who inspires the man who inspires everyone else?
People Who Inspire The World’s Most Innovative Billionaire
Tech

How Elon Musk Hires: ‘It Matters Whether Someone Has A Good Heart’

[credit provider=”PandoDaily” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uegOUmgKB4E”] Technology entrepreneur and SpaceX founder Elon Musk told the audience at South by Southwest, a large conference in Austin, the biggest mistake he’s ever made.It has to do with hiring the wrong people.
How Elon Musk Hires: ‘It Matters Whether Someone Has A Good Heart’
Tech

Zappos’ Tony Hsieh Said To Have Bought 100 Teslas

[credit provider=”Getty Images/Ethan Miller”] Update: We reported this story after speaking with a VegasTechFund entrepreneur who seemed certain this had happened. But Hsieh tells us this is not the case. He says he has  “never purchased a Tesla” and he is “not creating a car rental serivce.”
Zappos’ Tony Hsieh Said To Have Bought 100 Teslas
Tech

Yuri Milner: Meeting Mark Zuckerberg Was ‘A Miracle’

[credit provider=”Business Insider”] Yuri Milner’s investment firm Digital Sky Technologies poured hundreds of millions of dollars into Facebook in 2009.Vanity Fair’s Bethany McLean interviewed him at an annual technology conference in Austin this morning, South by Southwest.
Yuri Milner: Meeting Mark Zuckerberg Was ‘A Miracle’
Tech

14 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid On Your First SXSW Trip

[credit provider=”Flickr/Andrew-Hyde” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/bouldair/4435003808/”] Last year was the first time I had ever been to South by Southwest (SXSW), a popular tech, film and music event in Austin, Texas that draws tens of thousands of people.I thought I was going prepared, but I ended up making a lot of rookie mistakes.
14 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid On Your First SXSW Trip
Lifestyle

How Austin Locals Party At SXSW Without Spending A Dime

[credit provider=”Flickr/Andrew-Hyde” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/bouldair/4435003808/”] It’s quite astonishing how many film, music and interactive events the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, manages to pack into nine days.Last year the music section of the event – created in 1987 with the aim of fostering new ideas and bringing creative types together – featured […]
How Austin Locals Party At SXSW Without Spending A Dime
Tech

Dreamit Ventures Will Be Releasing 9 Startups Into The Wild At SXSW

[credit provider=”The U.S. Army on Flickr”] Dreamit Ventures is a startup accelerator program like TechStars and Y Combinator. Adaptly, Parsely, SeatGeek and LevelUp are all Dreamit companies.Each year, Dreamit accepts a handful of startups into the program and gives them resources and coaching over a few months. It has launched […]
Dreamit Ventures Will Be Releasing 9 Startups Into The Wild At SXSW
Tech

What It’s Like Being The Over-Hyped Talk Of Silicon Valley

[credit provider=”Boonsri Dickinson, Business Insider”] Once the hype train starts rolling, it can be hard to stop it.Case in point Highlight, a location-based communications app that was the talk of South by Southwest leading up to the extravaganza. There was even talk that Highlight would “win” South by Southwest, much like […]
What It’s Like Being The Over-Hyped Talk Of Silicon Valley
News

The 10 Movies From SXSW That Are Most Likely To Be Hits

[credit provider=”SXSW” url=”http://sxsw.com/film”] South by Southwest, the music, film and interactive festival in Austin, recently wrapped up its competitive film portion. The big winners of the night were the feature film “Gimme the Loot” and documentary “Beware Mr. Baker.”
The 10 Movies From SXSW That Are Most Likely To Be Hits
Tech

Everything I Wish I’d Been Told Before My First SXSW Adventure

Yesterday I returned home from my first-ever trip to South by Southwest. Life today is a blur. It’s hard to think about much else besides sleep and coffee — and maybe a breakfast taco. As a SXSW first-timer, I thought I went prepared. I checked the weather and noted a 30 […]
Everything I Wish I’d Been Told Before My First SXSW Adventure
Tech

17 Extravagant Ways Big Brands Promoted Themselves At SXSW

[credit provider=”neomusicstore via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/neomusicstore/5044603342/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] South by Southwest isn’t only a great platform for startups. Brands that want to interact with tech influencers made themselves present in big ways around Austin.From pop-up skate parks to hosting a live Jay-Z concert, here’s how brands went big at SXSW.
17 Extravagant Ways Big Brands Promoted Themselves At SXSW
Tech

What Do You Do After You Beat SOPA? Throw A Party, Of Course

[credit provider=”Boonsri Dickinson, Business Insider”] What do you do after you beat SOPA? You throw a fun party at SXSW. Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian was joined by tech guys from Google, Quora, and other companies, and key players from Washington D.C., at the “Don’t Mess With The Internet Party.”
What Do You Do After You Beat SOPA? Throw A Party, Of Course
Tech

We Rode Tony Hsieh’s Crazy Party Bus At SXSW

[credit provider=”Boonsri Dickinson, Business Insider”] Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh was riding a bus around downtown Austin during SXSW.The bus was called the Happiness Bus, and went from party to party. Hsieh organised the group by yelling into a megaphone at various stops along the way.
We Rode Tony Hsieh’s Crazy Party Bus At SXSW
Tech

Rdio Is Trying Way Too Hard To Copy Spotify

[credit provider=”Rdio” url=”http://www.rdio.com/#/new/”] Music streaming service Rdio announced today at SXSW a redesign that includes more social features such as sharing what you’re listening to with friends and publicizing your handcrafted playlists.The new social features are clearly designed to match Spotify’s excellent Facebook integration.
Rdio Is Trying Way Too Hard To Copy Spotify
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An Ad Agency Is Turning Homeless People Into Wi-Fi Hotspots At SXSW

[credit provider=”Screengrab”] In between the parties and the panels, twelve homeless men and one woman have been wandering the streets of Austin this week, offering SXSW-goers a hot commodity: wifi. As part of a “charitable” experiment to integrate discussion of homelessness into the SXSW discourse., New York-based ad agency BBH […]
An Ad Agency Is Turning Homeless People Into Wi-Fi Hotspots At SXSW
Tech

Why Dennis Crowley Loves The Nike+ FuelBand

We went to check out the Nike event at SXSW. There is so much stuff being given out here for free, we were surprised that there was actually a line to go in and buy something: The Nike+ FuelBand. It’s a wristband that keeps track of your daily activity and how […]
Why Dennis Crowley Loves The Nike+ FuelBand
Tech

Biz Stone: My One Big Takeaway From Co-founding Twitter

[credit provider=”Randy Stewart via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/stewtopia/3945255482/”] Biz Stone is on stage at South by Southwest, the conference that put Twitter on the map in 2007.He says there’s one big takeaway from his experience co-founding Twitter: A business should be all about people, not technology.
Biz Stone: My One Big Takeaway From Co-founding Twitter
Tech

Why I Deleted The Creepiest App In The World, And Then Decided I Needed It Back

[credit provider=”Highlight”] If SXSW has produced any breakout startups this year, it’s Highlight.Highlight is a subtle way to stalk people you’ve never met but share common interests with.  It shows who has been nearby throughout the day and pulls in Facebook data on them, including where the person works and […]
Why I Deleted The Creepiest App In The World, And Then Decided I Needed It Back
Tech

10 Creative Startup Promotions At SXSW

[credit provider=”Turntable”] South by Southwest is cluttered with startups, tech influencers, and entrepreneurs who are promoting their brands.Here are some cool ways they’re pushing their products.
10 Creative Startup Promotions At SXSW
Tech

If Your Startup Is Actually Good, Chances Are You’re Not At SXSW

[credit provider=”Justin Hackworth via Alt Design Summit 2012 on Flickr” url=”http://www.justinhackworth.com”] South by Southwest is full-on in Austin, but a couple of big startups and founders are missing.Quora founder Adam D’Angelo isn’t here.  Neither is hot startup Pinterest.* Lot18’s Philip James decided to stay home and work.
If Your Startup Is Actually Good, Chances Are You’re Not At SXSW
Tech

Why Google Calls Its Awesome Video Chat Feature ‘Hangouts’

[credit provider=”Flickr / tsakshaug” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsakshaug/3871203139/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Google social chief Vic Gundotra gave a good explanation of why Hangouts, the video chat feature of Google+, is so much different — and better — than most other video chat services.On stage at the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, TX, Gundotra explained that Google […]
Why Google Calls Its Awesome Video Chat Feature ‘Hangouts’
Tech

This App Will Keep You From Binge Drinking At SXSW

[credit provider=”100Plus”] As the members of tech world pack their bags for Austin to attend SXSW, an event known for its parties, one startup is quantifying all that alcohol consumption.100Proof is an app that can tell you how much alcohol you’re consuming so you don’t knock too many days off […]
This App Will Keep You From Binge Drinking At SXSW
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Infographic: Here’s A Map Of All The SXSW Parties You Need To Check Out

[credit provider=”SXSW” url=”http://sxsw.com/node/9271″] If you’re one of the estimated 38,000 attendees heading to SXSW this weekend, the annual music, tech and film festival in Austin, but don’t know where to go when the bands stop playing and the panels end, we have you covered. TimeRAZOR, in partnership with ColumnFive, compiled this […]
Infographic: Here’s A Map Of All The SXSW Parties You Need To Check Out
Lifestyle

Heading To SXSW? Here’s A Foodie’s Guide To Austin

[credit provider=”Flickr/ghewgill” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghewgill/3369814464/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] The South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) kicks off March 9 and in between the tech panels, music performances and films, a festival-goer needs to grab a bit to eat.Zagat helped us break down the best food scenes in Austin during the festival.
Heading To SXSW? Here’s A Foodie’s Guide To Austin
Strategy

Five Things To Do Before Your SXSW Launch

[credit provider=”Laughing Squid via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/418293943/”] For new tech companies, a good showing at Austin’s South by Southwest Interactive festival can carry you down the path to startup glory.Consider Twitter, which launched in the summer of 2006 with “a whimper,” according to cofounder Evan Williams, writing a Quora response. Nine months […]
Five Things To Do Before Your SXSW Launch
Tech

How To Launch Your Startup At SXSW For Only $217

[credit provider=”mrmatt on flickr”] I wanted to call this article “Launch and Get Paid at SXSW” but that seems preposterous, outlandish, over-the-top and obnoxious. It flies in the face of traditional thinking where people think it costs thousands and thousands.At the heart of these conference hacks that I now teach […]
How To Launch Your Startup At SXSW For Only $217
Tech

SMACKDOWN: Hashable Vs. Business Cards

[credit provider=”Daniel Blumberg”] One of the biggest hits at South By Southwest was New York City startup Hashable. According to CEO Michael Yanonditte, “downloads and sign-ups are up more than 1000% on a daily basis.”  I don’t doubt Yavonditte’s figures, but I found a different story in my personal networking. 
SMACKDOWN: Hashable Vs. Business Cards
Tech

SXSW Is Officially A Must-Attend Event Now

Today is the last day of my first trek to SXSW in Austin.  I’ve lost my voice (as the only sensation more prevalent than the ambient noise is the smell of smoked meats). I’ve also lost control of my email, Facebook inbox, Twitter feed and text messages.
SXSW Is Officially A Must-Attend Event Now
Tech

These Guys Invented Their Startups On A Bus In Two Days

[credit provider=”Brisbane Times” url=”http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/biz-tech/aussies-startup-bus-quest-for-the-next-big-thing-20110311-1bqo7.html”] Every year, startup buses leave from San Francisco, Chicago, Cleveland, Miami, and New York before arriving in Austin 48 hours later. travellers spend those two days coming up with a startup idea, creating a demo and website for it, and then pitching it to a panel […]
These Guys Invented Their Startups On A Bus In Two Days
Tech

American Express And Foursquare Team Up At SXSW

American Express and foursquare are piloting a new discount program at this years South by Southwest convention in Austin, Texas. Foursquare’s existing Specials program offers rewards and discounts to customers who check in repeatedly, encourage their friends to check in, or get a certain number of people to check in at […]
Tech

Tim O’Reilly’s favourite Startup

[credit provider=”Guardian” url=”http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/pda/2011/mar/12/sxsw-2011-tim-oreilly”] In the kickoff session of SXSW, Jason Calcanis of Mahalo interviewed Tim O’Reilly of tech book publishing fame. According to the program, Calcanis hoped to uncover “the secrets of Tim’s success, and how year-after-year, and decade-after-decade, he remains relevant and engaged.”When Calcanis asked O’Reilly if he had […]
Tim O’Reilly’s favourite Startup
Tech

Hashable Networking App A Top SXSW Prospect

Hashable is a five-month-old New York City company that has developed a networking app that many have predicted could be the hit of the South by Southwest gathering of tech startups in Austin, TX.0
Tech

Here’s The Best App For SXSW

I’ve seen a TON of different location-based apps in the past two weeks. But today I was introduced to one that actually is useful AT SXSW: LocalMind. What does it do? It lets you ask questions of people who are around town. “Are they still serving free beer?” you might […]
Here’s The Best App For SXSW
Tech

Marissa Mayer’s favourite Non-Google Product

[credit provider=”Flickr/TechCrunch50-2008″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/techcrunch50-2008/2840348237/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] It’s her Omega watch.That’s what Mayer told the audience in a Q&A session at the SXSW conference.
Marissa Mayer’s favourite Non-Google Product
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Order A Pedicab With Your Smartphone At SXSW

[credit provider=”Andrew Mager” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mager/5516058077/in/photostream/”] Need to get around at SXSW? If you’ve got a smartphone, you can get wherever you’re heading.San Francisco startup Uber is bringing its technology to Austin for SXSW, outfitting 100 pedicabs with technology to receive ride orders via their app.
Order A Pedicab With Your Smartphone At SXSW
Tech

Here Are Two Underdogs In The Messaging App War

The annual pilgrimage to Austin, TX for South by Southwest, the largest gathering in the country for young tech startups and aspiring musicians and filmmakers, continues to grow in popularity. The festival, abbreviated SXSW, begins this weekend and runs through March 20. In recent years, SXSW, which was originally a […]
Here Are Two Underdogs In The Messaging App War
Tech

Here’s How Foursquare’s Huge New Deal With AmEx Works

[credit provider=”American Express”] Foursquare is launching a cool new partnership with American Express this week at South by Southwest in Austin, as the WSJ first reported.It’s a pilot test of a new system that lets your credit card company reward you with a special deal — after it has verified that […]
Here’s How Foursquare’s Huge New Deal With AmEx Works
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Happy Hour Just Got Easier To Plan: Introducing imup4

[credit provider=”We Are NY Tech” url=”http://wearenytech.com/89-suraj-patel-co-founder-co-ceo-of-imup4″] Here’s a simple tool that’ll help you plan your business and social meetings.In its most basic form, imup4 is a shared calendar.
Happy Hour Just Got Easier To Plan: Introducing imup4