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The End of SXSWi: Plenty of Interaction & Little Innovation

Pedro L. Rodriguez | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology
Pedro L. Rodriguez

While it's certainly plausible that this represents strong proactive strides by women to be a part of #sxswi, it says little about the ranks of women in business and technology on a merit basis. Something tells me Sheryl Sandberg would agree.

Skip SXSW and Rent North By Northwest: What Classic Film Teaches Us About Social Media

April Rudin | Posted 05.11.2013 | Technology
April Rudin

SXSW has become little more than a cultish gathering of the masses with few true influencers in the marketing arena.

How Technology Is Powering Up New Solutions To Global Challenges

Rick Leach | Posted 05.11.2013 | Technology
Rick Leach

The world as we know it has entered an information age that's powering up incredible new solutions to tackle global challenges, from solving hunger to ending extreme poverty.

Don't Be a Loser at SXSW 2013, Get Your Return on Interactive

Rebekah Iliff | Posted 05.07.2013 | Technology
Rebekah Iliff

SXSW offers many unique opportunities for those willing to plan ahead, take things with a gigantic grain of salt (with a side of BBQ) and ultimately enjoy the company of others who have figured out how to maximize their ROI: Return on Interactive.

What to Watch For at SXSW Interactive 2013

Matthew Knell | Posted 05.05.2013 | Technology
Matthew Knell

The value of benefit in SXSW is what you make of it and I look at this year as an opportunity for new folks to make an impact -- both on stage and off.

Don't just DO South by Southwest This Year. Do it Good.

Eve Simon | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Eve Simon

You will all make SxSW 2013 the year of Social Good. Yup, I'm totally serious. No, I haven't started on the tequila yet. Just hear me out.

5 Ways to Rebuild Your SxSWi Karma at the Beacon Lounge

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.23.2013 | Technology
Robert J. Rosenthal

let's say that buried deep within your list of private to-dos, there's a little bullet point there that says, "Do better. Make a difference. Figure out a way to turn this crazy job of mine into something that helps people."

8 Things I Learned at SXSW

Mark Ballard | Posted 04.21.2013 | Technology
Mark Ballard

For the uninitiated, SXSW is a ten-day overload of film and interactive/digital (first five days), and then film and music (next five days). With SXSW 2013 rapidly approaching, here are a few rules to live by.

Movement Leader and Serial Entrepreneur Louis Pagan Dies

Kety Esquivel | Posted 04.09.2013 | Latino Voices
Kety Esquivel

Louis, you will be missed. We will push forward together, grateful for the time we had with you, the opportunities we had to collaborate with you and your sage advice that we move forward together. Thank you for everything you helped bring into this world.

Dispatch From the Marketing Front: What You Missed at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive 2012

Christian Moritz | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
Christian Moritz

Whether it was the keynotes by industry legends or 75 SXSW marketing sessions on how to leverage interactive technology, I found SXSW invaluable for learning the latest about emerging technologies and best practices from industry peers.

Watch: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.19.2012 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

As I lie on my back, felled by the SXSW flu, I bring you another week of social media learning. We wrap up the hot topics at SXSW Interactive -- such as the rise of citizen journalism -- and take a look at crowdsourcing.

The Best Of SXSW Interactive, Illustrated

Posted 03.19.2012 | Home

Austin's South By Southwest festival is known for the massive chaos that is the music industry taking over the city, but it's also gaining wide recogn...

The Best Quotes At SXSW

Posted 03.19.2012 | Home

A motley of thinkers and influencers in the cultural realm were out at SXSW's interactive portion, spreading their soundbite-ready opinions in hour-lo...

Jay-Z, a Social Fridge and Cats vs. Humans: The Best Brand Activations at SXSW 2012

Matthew Knell | Posted 05.16.2012 | Technology
Matthew Knell

Marketers were out in force again this year, competing in a noisier than ever atmosphere. But for me, the brands who "won" SXSW were the ones who cut through the noise by telling their brand stories in the most actionable way possible.

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.

WATCH: Jay-Z Performs At SXSW

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.13.2012 | Entertainment

Jay-Z performed a free one hour show last night at Austin's SXSW last night to fans who received tickets by syncing their American Express cards with ...

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!

Jay-Z To Perform At SXSW

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.08.2012 | Entertainment

Jay-Z will be bringing his talent to Austin this year. The rapper will perform an American Express-sponsored show on March 12 at SXSW Interactive, and...

What to Watch at SXSW 2012 Interactive

Matthew Knell | Posted 05.06.2012 | Technology
Matthew Knell

It's that time of year again when thousands of the world's most creative digital minds descend on Austin, Texas, for networking, inspiration, and a little bit of BBQ.

SXSW Interactive Party Round-Up: Do Not Underestimate a Nerd's Ability to Party

Phil West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Phil West

Interactive parties aren't exclusively card-swapping affairs -- one peek at the #techkaraoke hashtag from last night's revelry illustrates what happens when the Interactive set cuts loose

Busloads Of Entrepreneurs Launch Startups On 56-Hour Road Trip

Joan K. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joan K. Smith

In the flurry of a mass orchestrated adrenaline rush, busloads of previous strangers had formed 38 teams on the road and, as described by Cleveland bus conductor Anthony Broad Crawford, "gone through the complete life cycle of a startup."

SXSW Update: Al Franken on the Future of Creative Work, Net Neutrality

Patricia Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Patricia Martin

Last night, Austin was overflowing with parties, so I figure most people dragged themselves to Al Franken's event with hangovers. Al Franken, however, is sober. With appropriate gravitas, he warns people straight up that the indie party is over for the Internet.

SVNGR Founder At SXSW Interactive: Why We'll All Be Playing Games Soon

Phil West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Phil West

The next decade, in Priebatsch's view, will be dedicated to the game layer, which will build upon the social network, and give us the potential to meet a number of issues head-on -- including issues that have indeed been created by the formation of the social network.

WATCH: HuffPost Arts' Guide To SXSW Music, Film, Interactive

Posted 05.26.2011 | Arts

Each year around this time, a large selection of tech-geeks, art-geeks, and music-geeks convene in Texas for South By Southwest, an all-inclusive fest...

Join Me for Three Sessions at SXSW 2010

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Kety Esquivel

In a few hours I am heading to one of the biggest technology conferences of the year - SXSW Interactive. I was invited to speak at the conference las...