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SXSW owns up to 'mistake,' schedules harassment summit

The popular interactive festival will hold an all-day summit after suffering a backlash for canceling two sessions on the harassment of women in the video gaming culture.

By October 30, 2015

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SXSW's wacky ways to charge a phone (Photos)

What better place than the interactive portion of the South by Southwest festival to think of innovative methods to let people charge phones?

7 Images By March 15, 2015


Of Meerkats and marketers: The highlights of SXSW 2015

Reporters' notebook: The annual technology, film and music confab showed us that brands have money to blow, and a tiny app can still make a name for itself when the tech industry converges on Austin, Texas.

By March 18, 2015


No juice? SXSW has many fixes to a dead phone battery

With throngs of people running around from event to event during the South by Southwest festival, there's bound to be some dying phones. Luckily -- from Saint Bernard dogs to solar gas pumps -- there's no shortage of ways to solve that problem.

By March 15, 2015


Why SXSW doesn't need another Twitter moment

The tech industry will descend on Austin, Texas, starting March 13 for the annual music, film and interactive festival known as South by Southwest. Here's why its organizers now call Twitter -- a standout success at the event eight years ago -- an "albatross."

By March 8, 2015


Microsoft's female workforce shrank 2 percent last year

The company's diversity efforts suffer a setback due to cuts at overseas factories where a high percentage of women held jobs.

By November 23, 2015


Florence, Pharrell and One Direction headline free Apple Music festival

The event formerly known as the iTunes Festival takes place in London throughout September.

By August 18, 2015


Meerkat live-stream app adds new features, including a new co-host mode

The app, which was the talk of the tech industry earlier this year, is bolstering its capabilities to better compete with Twitter's Periscope app.

By July 8, 2015


I, Explorer: What it's like to wear Google Glass in 2015

Two years ago, the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, was sprinkled with people wearing Google's smart eyewear. This year, it seemed like no one was wearing it. Except me.

By May 26, 2015


Lost Explorers: The unrealized vision of Google Glass

When Google unveiled its smart and controversial eyewear three years ago, some early tech adopters tried to do their part by eagerly pushing for Glass acceptance. The world pushed back.

By May 26, 2015