Science, comedic pop songs and memories of parody Twitter accounts past will merge in Austin, Texas, this Saturday when Bill Nye and Andy Samberg grace the same stage.
Which New York Techies Will Be Joining MC Hammer and Charlie O’Donnell at the SXSW Accelerator Judging Table?
This morning, Hustler VC Oren Bennett pointed Betabeat’s attention to a list of judges and emcees for the annual SXSW Accelerator, a competition sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark that culminates in awards for four lucky startups. Not as coveted a prize as the Breakout Award–which helped catapult Twitter, Foursquare, and then GroupMe to fame, financing, and an acquisition–perhaps, but a nice trophy all the same.
South By Southwest has jumped the shark eight times, but boy, we needed that. Check out these photos of New Yorkers enjoying themselves in the Austin sunshine and pimping their apps (#alwaysbehustling). Read More
As if they weren’t smug enough already. New York’s GroupMe was voted the Breakout Digital Trend of South By Southwest by people using the official SXSW mobile app. I have no idea how many people that was, but GroupMe seemed to have the widest adoption and the loudest voice in a very Read More
“I’ve never seen so many people on their phones,” one Austinite sneered as he walked by. A few dozen young and youngish partygoers in little black dresses and company T-shirts crushed around the entrance to the Cedar Street Courtyard bar in Austin, grabbing the arms of the red-shirted bouncers, pointing at the thick stack of lists and bracelets and flashing the names at the ends of their lanyards. Read More