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Will Meerkat or Periscope Win the Live-Streaming Video Race? [POLL]

This year’s buzz out of SXSW was all about the live-streaming video app, Meerkat. However, with the ever-changing climate that is the tech industry, Twitter recently made an announcement to launch their own rival product, Periscope. Both products give users … Read More

William Gibson After Trying VR for the First Time: "They Did It"

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

After years of speculating about possible futures in his writing, William Gibson recently tried out one the world's contemporary science fictions come true. At SXSW, he strapped on a Gear VR headset for the first time. Read more...

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Uses Facebook Video to Boost Local Bands During SXSW

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live aired live from Austin, Texas, during the recent South by Southwest gathering, and Facebook videos were used in a side effort to promote local bands. Mighty Mighty Bosstones frontman Dicky Barrett interviewedShow More Summary

Meerkat vs. Periscope, a live stream video showdown

13 hours agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Live video app Meerkat popped up at SXSW, Twitter's Periscope pushed it back down; already they're changing our view of things

Swarovski Swaps Crystals for Pearls of Wisdom at SXSW

Famous retailers and startups share ideas about the future of fashion technology at mentorship hub

3 Technologies to Meerkat at SXSW

Austin's Ferraris, 3D-printed shoes and rescue dogs all look better in live stream

Best Hotel for SXSW

Although this may bite me in the butt someday if it’s booked solid, I’d like to tell you about the Hyatt Place in Austin, Texas. I will at this hotel every time that I go to SXSW. The hotel is one block from the Austin Convention Center. There is a breakfast buffet with no waiting. […] The post Best Hotel for SXSW appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.

Best of SXSW: 7 IoT Events to Check Out

PSFK and EVRYTHNG shortlist the best Internet of Things offerings, including a brush with a cyperpunk godfather

Mashable came to break the Internet at SXSW

And break the Internet we did. Mashable has always had a huge presence at SXSW, and 2015 was our biggest year yet. People LITERALLY lined up around the block to see the best in digital entertainment come to life at our Mashable House, and came out in record numbers to cap it off at our giant annual MashBash. Show More Summary

Twitter Launches its own Live Streaming App, Periscope, to Compete with Meerkat by @mattsouthern

Interest has been building in new live streaming app, Periscope, ever since news broke weeks ago that it was acquired by Twitter. When competitive live streaming app, Meerkat, stole everyone’s attention at SXSW, eyes were once again on Twitter and Periscope to see what they would bring to the table to compete with the latest social media darling. Show More Summary

Watch Jimmy Kimmel explain how he gained 9 pounds in a week at SXSW

If you want to lose weight, spending a week at festivals such as SXSW probably aren’t the best way to get the job done. Jimmy Kimmel recently learned this the hard way when he went down to SXSW and gained nine pounds over the span of just a week by pigging out on the massive quantities of meat being sold at the festival. Show More Summary

Ustream Opens Mobile Live Streaming SDK and APIs

Meerkat, a mobile live video streaming app, was the breakout star at this year's SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, and many believe the rapid rise of the app will usher in live mobile video streaming as the next big social media tre...

Beyond wearable tech: How Philips is pushing towards the future of connected health

Health tech was a big theme at SXSW last week, and I met up with Liat Ben-Zur, Senior Vice-President and Digital Technology Leader at Philips, to find out about how the longstanding tech giant is approaching the digital health revolution. Show More Summary

How a Marketing Chatbot Fooled Hundreds of Tinder User

2 days agoTechnology : Walyou

At SXSW, one marketing team uses controversial dating app Tinder to promote an upcoming movie. Tinder is no stranger to …

Innovations: Gender bias or intimidation? Why sex discrimination isn’t business’s biggest problem

When I entered the Austin airport on the heels of the SXSW conference last week, a group of female colleagues approached me, excited to tell me what had happened the day before. During a panel discussion that included Google chairman Eric Schmidt and U.S. Show More Summary

Jimmy Kimmel gained 9 pounds at SXSW

Jimmy Kimmel says he left Austin after an 8-day SXSW trip with a heavy souvenir — 9 lbs on his frame. “I think Texas may have broken my stomach, I really do,” the comedian joked on Monday’s episode of “ Jimmy Kimmel Live. ” "Even my yoga pants don't fit," he exclaimed to a laughing crowd. Show More Summary

SXSW Conversation: Bitcoin and What It Needs to Succeed

Even though Bitcoin continues to be veiled in controversy and difficult for regular people to access and use properly, the Winklevi see a world not just where physical cash is a relic of years gone by, but the world is connected through digital currencies, decentralized from any bank or government.

The Meerkat App: Opportunities and Lessons Learned

By now many of you may have heard of Meerkat, the darling of the SXSW annual digital and music conference held in Austin. Meerkat is a live video broadcasting platform that uses Twitter to connect brands with their followers.

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