Sometimes the mother of invention is not necessity, but a strange, compulsive craving that won’t go away until you give in to it.
stories by Dylan Tweney
We’ve awarded winners in several categories, based on who got the most votes for their 30-second pitch videos.
Google’s self-driving car was on the U.C. Berkeley campus lately — and the spot it chose to park was one usually reserved for highly intelligent humans.
Google has taught us all a valuable lesson: Don’t trust in web services too much. Everything changes, and what you’re relying on today could be gone tomorrow.
Produced in Association with UKTI Musemantik’s MusicFlow is a cloud-based online music production service, providing customers with audio soundtracks for videos, slideshows, and casual games. Check out this short interview with Musemantik from SXSW.
Fusion-io, a leader in solid-state storage devices for high-volume datacenters, has acquired ID7, a maker of an open-source software-defined storage subsystem.
Imgembed, a new service from Singapore-based company The Creative Finder, aims to make it easier for photographers and other image creators to share their work — while getting full credit and even revenue.
Produced in Association with UKTI Present.Me is a company that lets people give presentations — on PowerPoint — to anyone in the world.
Produced in Association with UKTI Swarmly founder Marco De Nichilo has built an app that lets you find out where the hot parties are — simply by seeing where people are, in real time.
Here are the winners for days 3 and 4 of our South by Southwest contest. Watch their 30-second pitch videos and vote on your favorites by March 15.
Produced in Association with UKTI We Are Pop Up aims to make a platform to lower the costs and increase the efficiency of the market for short-term commercial and retail real estate.
South by Southwest Interactive is a successful experiment in startup community building. It may be crowded, noisy, and overhyped, but it’s still an excellent place to build connections.
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Enter now — and tell all your friends to start sharing your entry — for a shot at fame, fortune, and a chance to pitch some top investors.
Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web, spent an hour enthusiastically exhorting a crowd at SXSW to use HTML5 and build applications on the Open Web Platform. He also offered a host of pithy comments on the Web’s history and future.
Guest Post You might think your smartphone is pretty smart, but many smartphone apps are still pretty dumb, lacking contextual knowledge about you, your preferences, and your environment. That’s about to change.
The new Nasdaq-SharesPost private market will make it far easier for pre-IPO companies and their investors to turn shares into cash. But at what price?
Guest Post In the last three months I have had several of my female students or recent business school graduates tell me that their aspiration is to be a chief operating officer. What’s odd is that I never hear that from young male students.
Who cares if they actually build it? This concept for a Polaroid camera looks exactly like the Instagram icon, and that makes us want it.
Twitter is discontinuing versions of its TweetDeck client for Android, iPhone/iPad, and Adobe Air.
Facebook’s IPO managed to turn a rather hefty tax bill into a huge tax refund — retroactively. How? By granting stock options to employees.
Keith Rabois, a longtime entrepreneur and angel investor who recently resigned as the chief operating officer of Square, will be joining Khosla Ventures.
Yahoo sent a memo to employees yesterday, letting them know that they were expected to show up at the office every day. Silicon Valley was outraged.
Want to let your employees use their own phones and tablets? Here’s how to make a bring-your-own-device policy that will really work.
Microsoft is the latest company targeted by a sophisticated Java-based cyberattack that focuses on mobile app developers — particularly those using Macs.
Why are there so many Pinterest clones and subscription-commerce sites? It’s all thanks to a decade of engineering that has made it cheaper to start a company than ever before.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk threatened to release the driving logs of a reviewer’s car, after the reviewer claimed that the Model S has shorter than expected range.
Guest Post As the use of unmanned aerial vehicles by governments increases — even by state and city governments — what does the future hold? Do individuals have a right to fly their own drones, too?
Guest Post Many companies are finding that a mixture of oil and gas energy, together with solar and wind power, fit their needs — and the energy industry is benefitting too.
Contrary to earlier reports, the FCC is not planning a nationwide Wi-Fi network. Sorry, wireless fans!
Facebook’s ads will start showing an AdChoices icon, which the advertising industry hopes to make into a universal indicator that you’re being targeted.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission chair has proposed a plan to blanket the entire country in Wi-Fi. But don’t hold your breath.
Evan Hansen, the longtime editor-in-chief of Wired.com, is out, as new Wired magazine EIC Scott Dadich consolidates the online and offline arms of the brand.
If you want to recruit more women to your conference — or to the ranks of your company’s employees — there’s a way to do it without lowering your standards.
Guest Post Going beyond static infographics, “webgraphics” — to coin a term — offer greater interactivity, storytelling possibilities, and marketing opportunities.
Guest Post Giant tech companies don’t pay much in taxes, even though they derive much value from users in many countries. With this proposal, corporate taxes could fairly reflect where value is actually generated.
Twitter is acquiring developer tool Crashlytics, a crash-reporting tool for helping mobile developers debug their apps.
Guest Post At our small startup, we’ve been able to recruit top-tier talent from Silicon Valley companies such as Facebook, Google, and Apple all within our first year and half of operations. Here are six steps detailing how we did it.
Swipp launches an ambitious social network today, which aims to aggregate status updates into useful, marketable knowledge about everything in the world. It’s a long shot, but it shows promise.