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MARK CUBAN: I Only Have 13 Apps On My Phone

We caught up with billionaire entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban during South by Southwest Interactive in Austin. Our first question: what apps does the "Shark Tank" star and Dallas Mavericks owner have on his smartphone? His answer will surprise you. Produced by Graham Flanagan. FOLLOW BI VIDEO: on Twitter. Join the conversation about this story »

‘Print the Legend’, A Documentary About the Rise of Consumer 3D Printer Companies

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

Print the Legend is a new documentary directed by Luis Lopez and J. Clay Tweel that examines the rise of consumer 3D printer manufacturers like MakerBot, 3D Systems and FormLabs. The film, which debuted at South by Southwest, will be distributed exclusive through Netflix. image via Print the Legend

Creative, Painless Networking For The Networking Averse

L'Oreal executive Rachel Weiss is fantastically well-connected, but somehow, it doesn't look like a chore. Here's how she does it. "I love South by Southwest," exclaims Rachel Weiss, VP of digital strategy and innovation at L'Oreal USA. Show More Summary

PurrVerse: We All Have The Right To A Secret Identity

It was two and a half years ago that I presented at South By Southwest  on sex workers and social media, particularly on the dangers of “real name policies.” Sex workers are using social media, not only to talk to fans, but to talk to each other, to create community while still maintaining a level [...]

OASIS at SXSW: An Asking Thing

3 weeks agoTechnology : ASCII

Every time I’ve spoken at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, I’ve always had someone else arranging all the details, including the panel and the attendant responsibilities of getting it to pass muster. This time, however, I’ve put together something neat, and the process needs, nay, requires you to really get out there […]

Text analytics applied to applications of things like text analytics

South by Southwest (SXSW) uses a web-based voting method to choose panels, and so Jason Baldridge took a look at the titles submitted for Phil Resnik's "Putting a Real-Time Face on Polling" session,  to … see whether some straight-forward Unix commands, text analytics and natural language processing can reveal anything interesting about them. He describes the results […]

Meet ‘Wetlands,’ The Grossest Movie of 2014

Never in my life have I been so engrossed in that which is gross. That’s perhaps my second thought after seeing David Wnendt’s Wetlands at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival. My first thought: “Ewww…” I wasn’t alone: Nothing at SXSW has topped Wetlands, aka Ewww Is the Warmest Color. Show More Summary

Mark Your Calendar: Hopscotch Design Festival

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Hopscotch Music Festival, which Spin likens to “South by Southwest minus the infestation of industry vermin and the clumsy bluster of corporate partyzillas.” Now in its fifth year, the Raleigh, North Carolina-based bandstravaganza is expanding its disciplinary boundaries—to the world of design. Show More Summary

Vote for Fodor's Travel to Go to the 2015 SXSW Festival

Every year in March, Austin, Texas, comes alive during South by Southwest, a highly anticipated conference/festival that focuses on film, music, and interactive technology. For the first time ever, Fodor’s Travel is being consideredShow More Summary

Catch the "Real Alabama Ghost Music" of the Pine Hill Haints Tomorrow at the Highline!

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Sarah Cass Off the grid in a way that seems straight-up exotic. Once upon a time, during a fateful South by Southwest a few years back, I was stuck in a situation where my band's van was toast and we were not able to buy a new one or...Show More Summary

Trailer For Our New Favorite Space Opera Spoof Is Packed With 1970s Fun

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We're already in love with Space Station 76, the retro scifi dark comedy that debuted earlier this year at South by Southwest. Before the movie gets a general release, check out the 1970s-fueled goofiness of its trailer. Read more.....

Ethan Hawke Time Travels in the Aussie Trailer for 'Predestination'

"What if I could put him in front of you. The man who ruined your life." It's Minority Report meets Looper in the first trailer for the South by Southwest selected film Predestination. The film follows a temporal agent (Ethan Hawke,Show More Summary

SXSW 2015 Now Accepting Showcase Submissions

South By Southwest (SXSW) 2015 is now accepting artists showcase applications. This edition runs Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Austin, Texas. All applications must be submitted no later than October 10th. Fes are $33 for early submissions, $45 after September 12, 2014. Show More Summary

A young black bear got his head stuck in a milk can, and had to be rescued by a very skilled lumberjack's crane.

3 months agoOdd : Happy Place

Milk jars are the Pringles can of the animal world. Everywhere in the northern half of the country thinks it has the best summers in the nation (people in the South & Southwest like their summers, too, but they know it's hot). Wisconsin...Show More Summary

How to Be an Outsider Artist: The Weird Beauty of Jon Ronson’s ‘Frank’

If you have any pre-awareness of the film Frank, opening in August, after a Sundance premiere and a screening at South by Southwest that garnered both raves and befuddled reviews, it’s probably this: it’s the movie where Michael Fassbender wears a giant fake papier maché head. … Read More

No Product? No Problem. How Telepathy Hyped Its Way Into Your Heart

In Silicon Valley, vision often trumps reality. That helped one mysterious startup become an overnight "Google Glass competitor." It's raining, and commuting to Austin's Hyatt Regency from the main stage at South by Southwest requires a half-mile walk over a busy overpass. Show More Summary

South by Southwest: Pro-life laws eradicating abortion clinics

by Jill Stanek There is a mesmerizing time-lapse video at the Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois, that in four minutes shows the North’s four-year takeover of the South during the Civil War (screen shots above – view a video clip here). I was reminded of that video…

'Halt and Catch Fire': Lee Pace says, 'The PC maker is very different from the pie maker'

AMC's "Halt and Catch Fire," a 10-episode drama about the dawn of the personal computing revolution premiering Sunday (June 1), previewed its pilot for an audience of techies at South by Southwest in March.It was a swing for the fences, and it connected big.None other than Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak moderated the post-screening panel. Show More Summary

Are Music Festivals Killing the Live Music Venue Vibe?

It's just about summertime (officially), which means we're right in the middle of music-festival season. South by Southwest, Coachella and New Orleans Jazz Fest have come and gone, but mega festivals like Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and...Show More Summary

Bill Murray crashed a bachelor party, gave an awesome speech

Noted wearer of PBR pants Bill Murray is known for his idiosyncratic public appearances. Whether he's crashing a kickball game in a park or bartending at South by Southwest, he's likely to appear seemingly out of nowhere, before disappearing as quickly as he came (entire blogs are dedicated to documenting this). Show More Summary

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