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The Corporate Mardi Gras Gets Political

South by Southwest is now the center of a necessary discussion about how tech disrupters can work with government for the greater good.

As Meerkat's User Growth Explodes, Here Are 4 Tools Marketers Want ASAP

Meerkat, the South by Southwest darling, surpassed the 300,000 user mark around four days ago and stated on March 15 that it was growing 30 percent daily. Today, the one-month-old startup told Adweek it is still jumping 30 percent every day but wouldn't confirm a new user total. Show More Summary

Bill Hader Joins the Cast of Steven Spielberg's 'The BFG' Adaptation

After Judd Apatow's latest comedy Trainwreck played South by Southwest earlier this month, the reviews frequently said that this might be the filmmaker's best work yet. Thankfully, in addition to Amy Schumer making a big screen splash...Show More Summary

Infographic: Here's Your Definitive Wrap-up of Social Chatter at SXSW

Hopefully your South by Southwest hangover has eased, and you're ready for a final run-through of the social numbers from the festival. Tracx provides just that in the infographic below, exclusive to Adweek, which takes a look at lots...Show More Summary

‘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

Marketers Weigh In on Periscope Vs. Meerkat

Twitter released its live-streaming mobile app, Periscope, today, and media, agency and brand players agree it's well positioned to challenge South by Southwest darling Meerkat. Meerkat made waves at the Austin, Texas festival this month, picking up hundreds of thousands of users and becoming entangled in a brouhaha with Twitter. Show More Summary

I Stream, You Stream

Twitter was a tiny, struggling startup when its founders brought the social network to the buzzy South by Southwest Interactive conference in 2007. It was the hit of the show, and within months it had hundreds of thousands of users and piles of venture capital. Show More Summary

Meerkat Closes Funding Round

The recent roller-coaster ride of live-streaming application Meerkat continued with its announcement that it closed a funding round and its accompanying mission statement. Meerkat took off at the South by Southwest gathering in Austin,...Show More Summary

Meerkat raises $14M as Twitter's rival app Periscope makes its debut

[LIVE NOW] The live streaming battle is heating up. Meerkat, the live video-sharing application, which launched at the beginning of this month and dominated South by Southwest (SXSW), confirmed on Thursday that it has raised "around"...Show More Summary

Meerkat Made a Splash at SXSW, But Will it Last?

Featured Image by Hans Hillewaert (CC BY-SA 4.0) Like designers at New York Fashion Week, app developers at South by Southwest use the conference to show off their latest, hottest creations. Just replace the catwalks and models withShow More Summary

50 Best Things We Saw at SXSW 2015

The South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, is filled with excess: thousands of shows, thousands of music fans, an uncountable number of plates of BBQ. If something at SXSW is worth doing, it's worth overdoing — a premise breakout star Courtney Barnett lived out by doing eight sets before...

First, kill all the artisans

4 days agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

“The built environment is an $8 trillion per year industry that is still basically artisanal.” So said Astro Teller, head of the Google X research lab, during a speech at South by Southwest last week. Reading that sentence in isolation, you … Continue reading ?

Lockhart: When in Austin, Have Lunch Down the Road in the 'Barbecue Capital of Texas'

4 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Barbecue is the cornerstone of Austin cuisine, especially for people in town for South by Southwest looking for a local experience. There are a number of great places to try within the city limits to get your fix of ribs and brisket, such as Black's, Rudy's, and Franklin. Show More Summary

A Rookie's Guide to the Ultimate Mashup - South By Southwest

In my hometown of Cincinnati, if you say the word mashup it most regularly precedes a conversation about Glee or that girl combining Taylor Swift songs. Yet amongst technologists, "mashup" evokes imagery of combining distinct applications...Show More Summary

Guy Gets Kicked Off A Southwest Airlines Flight For Profane 'Broad City' T-Shirt

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Fellow Americans, freedom of speech does not apply to every situation. New York college student Daniel Podolsky discovered this the hard way when he was kicked off his Southwest Airlines flight on the way back from South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, after refusing to remove a "Broad City" T-shirt that prominently displayed an expletive. Show More Summary

SXSW 2015: Studios and Indies Collide in Austin

The 2015 South by Southwest Festival took some early lumps for seemingly giving in to a studio takeover of the film portion of their festival. It was a bit of a trumped-up charge aimed at some heavyweight sneak previews courtesy of Judd...Show More Summary

Saving SXSW From Its Own Success

South By Southwest has grown by tremendous leaps and bounds, but now more than ever, the festival's growing pains are being exposed. Is it possible to save SXSW from it's own success? Guest Post by Jon Maples on First time I rolled into Austin for South By Southwest Music...

Everything That Happened At SXSW Comedy 2015 In 60 Photos By Mindy Tucker

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Well, almost everything. Austin's annual South By Southwest Festival is known for premiering and showcasing stars of music, film and interactive, but there's a fourth realm of nerdom at the conference that is growing bigger every year:...Show More Summary

Video-Streaming App Meerkat Makes Big Splash at SXSW—But Twitter Isn’t Happy About It

Meerkat was the overnight sensation of this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas. But Twitter, which just purchased rival company Periscope, was having none of it. The post Video-Streaming App Meerkat Makes Big Splash at SXSW—But Twitter Isn’t Happy About It appeared first on

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