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  • Austin cashes in ahead of SXSW Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Austin cashes in ahead of SXSW

    CNBC.com Technology Reporter Cadie Thompson talks about how some residents of Austin, Texas, are cashing in as big-budget tech companies flock to South by Southwest.

  • Bitcoin ATM maker bets on 'very near' growth surge Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 2:17 PM ET
    A user scans a QR code on a smartphone, transferring bitcoins into their digital wallet.

    Jordan Kelley, the CEO of Robocoin, thinks he has the answer for at least one of bitcoin's problems: access.

  • Psst! Here are the latest secrets on social media Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 12:12 PM ET

    SXSW features some apps allowing users to be truthful, friskier and a bit meaner by sharing things anonymously. Re/code reports.

  • 5 ways to kick your 24/7 tech addiction in 2014 Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    If you're life is an iPhone in one hand and Blackberry in the other like a gunslinger in the Old West, time to take steps to wean yourself off tech.

  • Austin Buzz: Talking Sneakers and Other Cool Gadgets Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 2:26 PM ET
    Google's talking shoes.

    Though South By Southwest is famous for being a launch pad for social networks like Twitter and Foursquare, physical products are in the spotlight this year. Wait, talking sneakers?!

  • A 'Golden Age' for Music Dawns Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 4:01 AM ET
    Spotify house SXSW

    Spotify founder Daniel Ek thinks we're entering a "Golden Age" for music and culture. Even better, a Nielsen report suggests music fans are willing pay to enjoy it.

  • Investors Eye SXSW Start-Up that Started on a Bus Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 4:18 PM ET

    Call it a SXSW Cinderella story, a start-up idea born out of a competition may soon become a reality.

  • Need a Ride in Austin? No Cash Necessary Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 3:38 PM ET

    Getting around Austin during the South by Southwest festival can be a nightmare. Thanks to a few handy apps, there are some creative travel options -- no cash required!

  • Twitter's Revenue Chief Adam Bain Talks Ad Explosion Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 12:33 PM ET

    Twitter's president of global revenue, Adam Bain, said he's seeing a surge of ads surrounding marketing initiatives here.

  • Foursquare Bets on Local Search and Discounts Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 2:57 PM ET
    Dennis Crowley

    Foursquare is pushing to expand its local search business and its discount programs to attract new users, CEO Dennis Crowley said Monday.

  • How Zuckerberg's 'Genius' Drew One Early Investor Saturday, 9 Mar 2013 | 6:29 PM ET
    Yuri Milner

    "I saw someone who was clearly a genius," said Digital Sky Technology's Yuri Milner says of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

  • Twitter's Adam Bain Talks Ad Explosion Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Twitter's Adam Bain Talks Ad Explosion

    SxSW was a turning point for Twitter back in 2007. Now the conference is a key destination for Twitter to meet with its exploding advertiser base, says Adam Bain, president of Twitter's Global Revenue, who spoke to CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Innovation at 'South by Southwest' Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 8:36 AM ET
    Innovation at 'South by Southwest'

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports the latest buzz and newest trends at the South by Southwest festival where scores of entrepreneurs, investors and technologist gather to build relationships and get to know people.

  • Foursquare CEO on Partnerships & Competition Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 11:10 AM ET
    Foursquare CEO on Partnerships & Competition

    Dennis Crowley, CEO and Co-Founder of Foursquare, shares his views on the latest developments in tech and social media, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Crowds Expected to Flood South by Southwest Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 5:08 PM ET

    The annual South by Southwest Interactive festival, which begins on Friday, is anticipated to be bigger than ever this year. About 25,000 people are expected to attend.

  • Expanding Diversity at SXSW Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 10:08 PM ET
    SxSW attendees

    The Kauffman Foundation is working to increase diversity among start-ups at SXSW.

  • SXSW-Bound 'Buspreneurs' Found Start-Ups on the Way Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 12:28 PM ET

    A group of over 100 entrepreneurs are founding their start-ups on buses during a three-day trek to SXSW.

  • Venture Capitalists Hunt for Investments at SXSW Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 11:46 AM ET
    Anil Dash, co-founder of Activate and Internet entrepreneur Dennis Crowley speak onstage.

    South by Southwest draws so many entrepreneurs, it naturally also draws venture capital investors hoping to find the next big thing.

  • Beyond Free Tacos and Beer--the Cool Factor Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 8:07 PM ET
    Samsung Galaxy Sound Stage At SXSW 2013

    Fortune 500 brands flock to the South by Southwest festival, hoping to up their cool factor or even find the holy grail -- viral buzz. But they know they have to do more than just slap their name on a party with free tacos and beer to do it.

  • Hunting for Hot Startups at SXSW Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 3:00 PM ET
    Hunting for Hot Startups at SXSW

    Julia Boorstin talks with Silicon Valley venture capitalists about investment opportunities and the hottest trends at SXSW.

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