Don't-Miss SXSW Stories

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What documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney learned about Steve Jobs

The documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine pulls no punches, but the director says he didn't set out to make a negative film.

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Why Meerkat, the breakout app of SXSW, is more than a flash in the pan

If Meerkat can continue to evolve quickly, it might survive Twitter's own live-streaming launch. (Despite its terrible videos.)


Rand Paul sweet talks crowd at SXSW, tries to woo techies and millennials

Paul talked Snapchat, privacy, and net neutrality during his tech-centric interview, that was definitely not part of a pre-election ramp up (wink wink).

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Lyft takes over SXSW to prove it's nothing like Uber

Lyft CEO Logan Green on Uber's struggles, Lyft Line, and the future of ride-sharing apps.

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Location is the new hashtag: Yik Yak aims to be the next Twitter

Yik Yak's founders took the stage at SXSW to talk about Twitter, cyberbullying, and world domination.

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Pebble CEO welcomes Apple to the smartwatch party

Pebble's Eric Migicovsky spoke to us at SXSW on Apple Watch, Pebble's new OS, and how smartstraps will take Pebble Time to the next level.


Twitter cofounder Biz Stone on Jelly’s spectacular failure and the yet-to-be-determined success of Super

At a SXSW session, Biz Stone explains why Jelly failed and how its demise made room for his next app, Super.

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Al Gore challenges SXSW to focus online activism on climate change

Gore urged the tech-minded folks who attend South by Southwest Interactive to wage an Internet campaign for climate change, just like they did for net neutrality and SOPA.

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Austin declared a drone-free zone during SXSW

Folks don't like drones in Texas, local police chief warns.


FireChat's hashtags help festival-goers find the hottest spots at SXSW

The off-the-grid messaging app takes on Twitter to be South by Southwest's communication platform of choice.