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I've written before about the idea of Imposter Syndrome or being a "Phony." It's the idea that on the surface you're an accomplished technologist but inside you're always question if you're really good enough. It turns out that this is SUPER common. Show More Summary
Gigit, a platform allowing venue owners or hosts to book both well-known and up-and-coming bands for private shows, was unofficially at SXSW earlier this year after organising private shows for Path, Ashton Kutcher and Spotify. On Gigit, you pick an artist, a date, answer questions about the venue, the vibe they want etc. Show More Summary
ASPEN — For many in the tech world, it's becoming an annual pilgrimage: more exclusive than SXSW, not quite as elite as Sun Valley, in a far better location than CESFortune magazine's tech conference at the Aspen Institute, Brainstorm, was where Spotify chose to introduce its service to the U.S. Show More Summary
The iTunes Festival at SXSW has come and gone, but we’re looking forward to the next big one. Since iTunes Festival was started, the event has become a much anticipated one, especially with lineups being improved all the time. Source...Show More Summary
This was my first year attending ESSENCE Music Festival. The event is targeted primary to African- Americans women and this year had record attendance reaching 550,000 attendees. ESSENCE is a true mix of music, entrepreneurial workshops, trade shows, film/tv screenings and panels. The only big piece missing from ESSENCE is more technology. This year ESSENCE […]
Glenn Jones didn’t set out to build a one-man T-shirt empire. The Aukland, New Zealand-based designer and illustrator started emblazoning tees with his visual witticisms on Threadless in 2004 and then hit the virtual shelves with his own store featuring … Read more ›
Like it did for SXSW, Tribeca Film Festival, and the Olympic Games, event app platform Eventbase will be in charge of rolling out iBeacons at the upcoming Cannes Lions 2014 Festival that will provide attendees with unique features via the event’s official iOS app. This time around, rather than speeding up check-ins or interactive audience […]
Back at SXSW, we clapped eyes on an intriguing modular wearable called the Nex Band. Similar to a charm bracelet, it offers multiple modules that represent new features and can be swapped out or shared with other people. Ahead of its public launch later this year, creator Mighty Cast today launched an SDK and API for the device. Show More Summary
In our latest Ask a Dev video, iOS engineer Dan Murrell discusses the limitations of beacons, and some of the issues developers might encounter while working with this new technology See also: iBeacon Comes to SXSW Beacons can pinpoint the location of a device, and then exchange data with that device. Show More Summary
It's difficult to further debase an annual event commemorating the moral failings of the media industry. But Silicon Valley is nothing if not innovative. Re/code reports that tech companies like Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and Microsoft are hosting some of the largest parties during White House Correspondents weekend. Read more...
Every year CSID is lucky to attend South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi), the digital portion of the technology, film and music festival that takes place in our hometown of Austin, Texas. While digital security topics have been incorporated...Show More Summary
Past and present members of Team ReadWrite at SXSW. Not pictured: Fruzsina Eördögh Eleven years ago, on April 20, 2003, ReadWrite founder Richard MacManus wrote this site’s first post, declaring that “[o]rdinary people should be able...Show More Summary
This is a quick tale of positive karma. Former Bee Gees front man Barry Gibb, the last surviving member of the genre-blurring music group, has chosen Jared & The Mill as the opening act of his U.S. tour. The Phoenix-based band memorably...Show More Summary
After a chance meeting with Distiller app co-founder Mikael Mossberg and in-house whiskey expert Stephanie Moreno at this year's SXSW event, a unique podcast concept was born. In this Very Special Episode, our guests serve as spirit guides, taking us...
Conan O’Brien was in Texas last month for an entire week during SXSW, and while there, filmed a special segment at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. No, Coco didn’t get tackled by the Cowboys or throw his hat into the world of concessions. Instead, as part of the Clueless Gamer segment, he hooked up a PlayStation 4 to […]
Keith Lehman, Social Media Marketing Manager at Sprint is one cool dude. He started his career at Sprint working at a retail store for 5 years, and worked his way up to corporate, doing development in marketing and operations. On Sprint's digital strategy, "We really want to step away from being a network provider. Show More Summary
"We make over 60,000 products and you can't get through a day without coming in contact with 3M technology." I had the opportunity to chat with Glenn Carter, 3M's Innovation Communications Manager, as well as tour the 3M activation at SXSW. Show More Summary
At SXSW last month, I chatted with my friend, a fellow creative, Chris D'Amico, SVP and Group Creative Director at Hill Holiday who is the creative lead on the Dunkin' Donuts account. "The brand is very traditional both in how it markets...Show More Summary
2014 represents the 20th anniversary of SXSW Interactive. Even at the ripe age of 20, the show is still experiencing growing pains…in a good way. Brian Solis is one of the preeminent thought leaders in marketing and disruptive technologies...Show More Summary