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South by Southwest

Interview: Mark Duplass and Ed Helms Talk Jeff, Who Lives at Home

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.16.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Ed Helms understands comedy. But the kind of improv that writer-directors Mark and Jay Duplass do made him a little nervous.

Nate C. Hindman

The Segway And The Skateboard Just Had A Baby | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 03.16.2012 | Small Business

AUSTIN, Texas -- The past month has been one wild ride for Ben Forman and Geoff Larson, the creators of a weight-sensing electric skateboard called th...

SXSW 2012: More of the Same, Only Different

Matthew Knell | Posted 05.14.2012 | Technology
Matthew Knell

Social media companies have run into increasingly difficult challenges as they continue to grow to attempt to reach larger and more difficult to acquire audiences. As a result, much of the real news coming out of Austin was about new versions, growing pains and acquisitions.

If Corporations Are People, Can Homeless People Be Hotspots?

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 05.14.2012 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

Using homeless people as mobile hotspots emphasizes the dehumanizing effects of homelessness itself. The reality is that homeless people are already treated as "part of the landscape" or, worse, as detritus to be swept away.

SXSW: Overwhelming or Awesome? You Decide

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.13.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The idea of SXSW as a metaphor for the growth and overwhelming abundance of the web is more than apt. No matter how you cut it, the volume of panels, talks, conversations, parties, gatherings, bands, and food trucks is hard to manage.

Why I'm In Favor Of 'Homeless Hotspots'

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.13.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

We've all been panhandled by a homeless person on street begging for money. I bet every one of you reading this has even been aggressively panhand...

The Life Out Loud: Sing Your Heart Out

MeiMei Fox | Posted 05.13.2012 | Good News
MeiMei Fox

"So much struggle comes from trying to be what we think other people want us to be. We'd all be happier if we followed our passions."


The Huffington Post | Sarah St. Lifer | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Stylelist Blogger Network member Kimi Recor is performing at South by Southwest with her band, Black Flamingo, and decided to take some photos during ...

Amazing Mind-Control Bike Shifts Gears Via Brain Waves

Posted 03.12.2012 | Science

By: Francie Diep, InnovationNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 03/10/2012 02:29 PM EST on InnovationNewsDaily AUSTIN - There were about fifteen m...

'Homeless Hotspots' Offered At SXSW

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 03.12.2012 | Technology

At this year's South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas, WiFi-deprived attendees were confronted with an interesting fix to t...

CNN Rumored To Make Major Purchase

Posted 03.12.2012 | Media

CNN is rumored to announce a major deal this week. Sunday night, Reuters' Felix Salmon reported from Austin's South by Southwest conference that C...

Bianca Bosker

Instagram Announces Big News | Bianca Bosker | Posted 03.11.2012 | Technology

AUSTIN, Texas -- Photo-sharing app Instagram has nearly doubled its total number of registered users since December, Instagram founder Kevin Systrom a...

What's Hot At SXSW This Year?

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 05.11.2012 | Technology

AUSTIN, Texas — After a series of emails and phone calls, Paul Davison is located in a busy hallway at the Austin Convention Center. Davison is...

Perry: 'Always Remember The Third Thing'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

Rick Perry joked that he would "work on some debate skills and always remember the third thing" if he ran for president in 2016. The Texas governor...


The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 03.10.2012 | Comedy

Since the Comedy team is in Austin, Texas celebrating the comedy overload that is South By Southwest (and playing a little game of our own by trying t...

Bianca Bosker

Google's Social Chief Explains What Google+ Is (But Not Why To Use It) | Bianca Bosker | Posted 03.12.2012 | Technology

AUSTIN, Texas -- Google+ has been called a "ghost town," a "little version of Facebook" and "dead" since its launch last year. Users have continually...

[SXSW Film Preview] Don't Judge a Fest by Its Centerpieces

Turnstyle | Posted 05.09.2012 | Entertainment

By Jonathan Poritsky It's March again. While sports nuts flood your social feeds with college basketball madness, the film nerd in your life is proba...

A Political Guide to SXSW Interactive

Keya Dannenbaum | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Keya Dannenbaum

SXSW Interactive is a roaring beast unto itself; a completely out-of-control, labyrinthine explosion of quality that is utterly fantastic!

Get A Four-Year Degree In Texas For $9,700

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.08.2012 | College

Officials from several Texas universities and community colleges announced Tuesday a plan to make college tuition more affordable for students, laying...

HuffPost Comedy Is Going To SXSW

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 03.07.2012 | Comedy

Good news! We're pleased to announce that HuffPost Comedy will be spending the next 10 days in Austin, Texas to cover South By Southwest's amazing Com...

Megan Arellano

Newly Funded Van Will Serve Up Local Music | Megan Arellano | Posted 03.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This is a busy week for Christopher Naoum and René Moffatt. Along with their Local Music Day on Wednesday and an accompanying live pane...

Nas Joins Music Conference As Featured Speaker

Posted 03.02.2012 | Black Voices

This week it was announced that hip hop MC Nas will be featured as one of the keynote speakers at this year’s annual South By Southwest music and me...

Ross Luippold

2012 SXSW Comedy LineUp Announced | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.21.2012 | Comedy

South By Southwest (SXSW) has officially announced the lineup for SXSW Comedy, which will take place from March 10 - 17 in Austin, Texas. The festival...

SXSW Comedy Announces Podcast Lineup

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.06.2012 | Comedy

South By Southwest, the wide-ranging media festival held in Austin, TX in March, has announced its planned live comedy podcast tapings for 2012. In ad...

Occupational Hazards: The Cultural Dissonance of 2011

David Coggins | Posted 03.13.2012 | Arts
David Coggins

2011 was a year of friction -- people demanded to be heard and if they weren't heard, they occupied. They physically made themselves part of the conversation, taking the narrative into their own hands and putting voice to visceral disagreement.