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  • Mark Zuckerberg

    Believe in Facebook. If you believe in data, you believe in Facebook.

  • Blackberry is betting that its new Z10 smartphone will be a game changer for the company, but it's not likely that bet will pay off, one analyst said.

  • BlackBerry inventors Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin are pairing again to launch a $100 million fund to incubate and commercialize quantum science technologies capable of spearheading the next wave of computing.

  • A watch phone? Sounds like something TV private eye Maxwell Smart would have. But as smartphone sales slow, both Samsung and Apple are said to be working on them.

  • Carlo Bozotti, chief executive officer of STMicroelectronics

    STMicroelectronics and Ericsson will close their loss-making mobile chip joint venture ST-Ericsson by dividing parts of the business between them and shutting the rest with the loss of about 1,600 jobs.

  • Apple may finally do something big with some of its $137 billion cash pile, said Legg Mason Capital's Bill Miller.

  • Thorsten Heins and the Z10

    BlackBerry will offer technology to secure the mobile devices of competitors Google and Apple.

  • Sundar Pichai

    Google has named Sundar Pichai to replace Android co-founder Andy Rubin as chief of the world's most used mobile software.

  • Uber

    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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Apple's next-generation iPhone may feature technology that will let users pay for purchases by tapping their phone.

  • 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?!

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

  • Carl Icahn

    Icahn Enterprises has entered into a confidentiality agreement with Dell, less than a week after Carl Icahn joined growing opposition to take the computer maker private.

  • AI robot vs man

    One analyst has told CNBC that 2013 could well be the year robots become a force to be reckoned with.

  • Mike Baute

    Want a high-paying job? It might be time to learn to write code, and it's not as hard as it sounds.

  • stephen-elop-200.jpg

    Nokia Chief Executive Stephen Elop took a 45 percent cut in his pay package last year, according to a U.S. regulatory filing, as the company continued losing market share in smartphones to Samsung and Apple.

  • SxSW attendees

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

  • 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.

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