Guest Post 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:
Guest Post SXSW is where a number of companies stepped up and delivered.
For South by Southwest, it's kind of ridiculous that companies spent gobs of money on promotional materials, free booze, fancy parties, and advertising -- and all of it was pretty much secondary to show-stealing meme kitty Grumpy Cat.
Kim Dotcom is the poster child for why the current set of copyright laws have gone horribly wrong, so naturally he made his way to the South by Southwest interactive show -- sort of.
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.
Digital comic book store ComiXology crashed today after Marvel announced its promotion to give away 700 books for free through the service, (and dispelling all rumors that Dr. Doom or Loki were responsible for the crash.)
Popular video-sharing service Vimeo has opened up its previously announced “Vimeo on Demand” paywall to all of its Vimeo Pro subscribers, a move that makes it easy for anyone to charge people to watch or download a movie online.
WayWire, the video startup that counts super-hero Newark, New Jersey mayor Cory Booker among its founders, has confirmed to VentureBeat that LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman is one of its angel investors.
Mass Relevance, a startup that brings calm to a crazy sea of social activity, is rolling out a new 'Digital Mosaic' product today at SXSW that essentially builds an image using tweets, Facebook updates, photos, and even Vine videos.
Guest Post ME, FAKEGRIMLOCK, GREATEST ROBOT STARTUP DINOSAUR OF ALL, GO TO PUNY SXSW, TEACH YOU WAY DO SXSW RIGHT, SO IT ONLY MEDIUM SIZE WASTE OF MONEY!