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South by Southwest

South by Southwest may have started as a film and music festival, but these days it’s the Interactive portion that draws geeks, entrepreneurs and social-media moguls from all over the country. From new apps and startup announcements to celebrity appearances and brilliant keynotes, Austin becomes the center of the tech universe for a week, and we’ll be covering it all.

Film festivals that go digital during coronavirus lockdowns face new challenges.
April 21, 2020
The SXSW logo
The move follows the festival's cancellation last month due to the coronavirus
April 3, 2020
A person watching TV.
Foursquare introduced the Hypertrending technology, which shows the most popular spots in town through the size of dots on a map. Foursquare's co-founder recognizes that the feature walks the fine line between being creepy and cool.
Dotty, the incredibly moving short film about an old British woman trying to text her daughter, is moving even the coldest critics to tears and has already won accolades from South By Southwest and the Nantucket Film Festival.
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