Bill Gates to keynote SXSWedu conference

While much of the tech world’s attention is focused on Las Vegas and the Consumer Electronics Show (and Microsoft’s lack of a keynote or exhibit space), the upcoming SXSWedu conference has announced its first keynote: Bill Gates. SXSWedu is the newest in the family of SXSW (“South by Southwest”) events, which include the popular nine-day conference in… Read More

Kevin, the walking FedEx phone charger.

The irony of ‘Homeless Hotspots’ at SXSW

I was walking down Sixth Street, buried in my phone, when my husband, Jason, noticed something and stopped. I didn’t see it at first. It was the late afternoon on Sunday and streams of people were flowing up and down both sides of the bar-lined corridor, Austin’s main nightlife artery. They stopped here and there… Read More


Dispatch: How to stand out at SXSW

Posting from Austin: When teams want to promote their brands at South by Southwest, they know one thing matters above all — standing out in the crowd. The same goes for SXSW panelists. I had to stop Robyn Sklaren when she walked by me on the first floor of the Austin Convention Center in these…. Read More