Of the many startups and new products that have come to SXSW in Austin this week to showcase their latest wares for the world to see, one unmistakable trend apparent across myriad launches is a mobile app component. In fact, nearly 80% of all media announcements shared with MMW since this year’s convention kicked off […]
Austin, Texas — Justin Bieber just went and made everything official with girlfriend Selena Gomez during a surprise acoustic turn at this year’s SXSW. “This next song goes out to my baby,” the 20-year-old declared onstage, while looking at Gomez who stood to the side in the Banger’s Sausage and Beer Garden venue. Show More Summary
In the video below, you can watch a product demonstration at SXSW that should make you feel a bit nervous about drone technology. What you’ll see is a volunteer intern as target for a hexacopter drone, equipped with a stun gun that packs 80,000 volts of electrical power. Show More Summary
And in another online quiz related to SXSW, we present Zolted, Ted Baker’s “traveling mystic and diviner of circus fortunes.” The interactive, multi-channel campaign invites users to take a brief personality quiz to determine their “true...Show More Summary
by Choire Sicha Opted out of swinging from the wrecking ball when I saw this waiver. A selfie isn’t worth dying for. pic.twitter.com/w4YhzHqTY0 — Gillian Lanyon (@gillianlanyon) March 9, 2014 There's only one news report or image needed...Show More Summary
A pair of well-made films with limited commercial appeal. This week is the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival, and we're lucky enough to have updates from the festival every day. You can read the first one here. She's Lost Control,...Show More Summary
As controversial as they are plentiful, companies that have tied their futures and their fortunes to bitcoins are in Austin, Texas this week for the 2014 SXSW convention. Bitcoin, if you’re not familiar, refers to a popular and rapidly emerging form of digital currency. Bitcoins are created by a process called mining, in which participants […]
Sundar Pichai, Google’s SVP for Android, Apps and Chrome, announced at SXSW 2014 that an Android developer SDK specifically designed for wearable devices will be released in the next two weeks. “In two weeks we are launching the first developer … Continue reading ?
If history is any indication of the future, some of tomorrow’s most promising companies, apps, and platforms are being launched this week at the 2014 SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Since MMW arrived Friday, we’ve been privy to an array of company and product launches, many of which are clearly well-positioned for a prosperous run. […]
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At first it seemed as likely a rumor as Daft Punk playing your house. “Justin Bieber is doing a SXSW show.” It was laughed off, but then the on-scene tweets and pictures began pouring in, and they very clearly showed one of the world’s...Show More Summary
MMW was briefed over the weekend by the team at Dumbstruck, a social video app for iPhone that lets users share mystery video messaging and capture their recipient’s reaction. On Friday, the outfit launched a first-ever Startup Challenge for younger companies that are at the Austin-based convention looking for funding. Dumbstruck’s CEO, Peter Allegretti, sees […]
Summary: The South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin features an interactive track that includes the "Soap Lady", gaming awards, acting workshops and more. This year it includes Kevin Bacon on Six Degrees turning 20 years old. Six degrees is the concept that everyone and everything are connected with six or fewer steps by way of introduction. Show More Summary
12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley is aware of the drama surrounding himself and director Steve McQueen. While promoting the U.S. premiere of the Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side at SXSW this past weekend, Ridley looked to bury the hatchet.
Down is back at SXSW, and so are the sexy ads.
Chaotic Moon Studios is a startup in Austin, TX that designs software for pretty much every big name brand under the sun. They also invented a stun gun-loaded drone, which they invited Popular Science editors to come check out while in town for SXSW. Show More Summary
Some 2,200 acts will perform at the annual South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Here are the ones you need to watch.
We've been eagerly awaiting distribution news on Eduardo Sanchez's Bigfoot-themed horror tale EXISTS for a while, and now, after playing a sold out midnight screening at SXSW over the weekend, the films North American rightsShow More Summary
Microsoft's top brass remains firmly behind the Xbox brand despite recent changes in the company's leadership, exec Phil Spencer has said. Spencer reassured Xbox fans at SXSW that the company had no plans to leave the gaming space under the newly-appointed reigime of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Xbox division boss Stephen Elop. Show More Summary
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