7 tips for first-time SXSW’ers

I never quite understood the value of going to SXSW, nor did I have any expectations.That said, here are a few things I wish I’d known heading into my first South by:

Musemantik delivers music for your videos, straight from the cloud

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.

Come together, right now, with Present.me

Present.Me is a company that lets people give presentations — on PowerPoint — to anyone in the world.

UK companies find a warm reception in Texas

A score of UK-based companies showed off their stuff at SXSW in Austin this year. We’ve got rapid-fire interviews with more than a dozen of them right here, so you can get their pitches in less than 90 seconds apiece.

HOW TO WIN SXSW — DINOSTYLE

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Seriously cool hardware startup: Lynx Laboratory’s 3D imaging camera

When it comes to 3D imaging cameras, such as those used in video games and for 3D printers, your options are kind of limited unless you want to spend tens of thousands of dollars on multiple pieces of equipment. This fact alone makes the $1,800 Lynx A Camera from Austin-based startup Lynx Laboratories all the more impressive.

Here’s what we’re doing at SXSW

VentureBeat is teaming up with UK Trade & Investment at SXSW to showcase the United Kingdom’s thriving start-up and investment scene — and to cover SXSW.

Bringing the old school vibe back to SXSW

Whether you think of it as some sort of bloated travesty, or what some call the Super Bowl of technology gatherings, SXSW is in no way like what it once was just 5 years ago.