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SXSW events cancelled this year due to corona virus concerns

Austin - South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual gathering of film, interactive media and music festivals and conferences that run parallel to each other. SXSW joins numerous other events in cancelling the event this year due to concerns about the corona virus.

Michelle Stafford to partake in SXSW panel, to talk Skin Nation

Emmy award-winning actress Michelle Stafford will be a part of an all-female panel at SXSW, which is entitled "Life Overhaul: How to Turn #FML to #Blessed."

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts to headline SXSW Interactive Bash

Austin - On March 12, acclaimed rock group Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will be headlining Media Temple's 12th annual SXSW Interactive Bash.

Elon Musk makes surprise visit to SXSW — Talks Mars ship progress

Austin - On Sunday, the annual South by Southwest Technology and culture festival in Austin, Texas had a surprise visitor when Elon Musk popped in and joined screenwriter Jonathan Nolan on stage. Musk said his Mars ship could be ready for short trips in 2019.

As US takes aim at immigration, musicians feel the pinch

Austin - Before he staged a professional comeback last week, the rapper Kayem had disappeared from public life for two years.

Review: ‘Ava’s Possessions’ looks devilishly good — Trailer

A new twist on an old favorite, the horror/comedy ‘Ava’s Possessions’ takes a disturbingly funny look at life after exorcism.

SXSW reverses course, will hold full-day harassment summit

Austin - Though South by Southwest (SXSW) won't be starting until March 2016, it set off a firestorm earlier this week for cancelling two panels on online harassment. It's now reversed course and created a day-long summit.

New York's Penguin Prison talks about his new album Special

The singer, songwriter, DJ and electropop dynamo has just released his second LP, Lost in New York, and very good it is too. Digital Journal asked him a few questions over the telephone.

SXSW anti-robot protesters call for 'morality in computing'

Austin - Anti-robot demonstrators took to the streets of Austin, Texas during the popular South by Southwest culture and technology festival to protest the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and call for what they called "morality in computing."

Fatal hit-and-run SXSW driver to be charged with capital murder

Austin - The suspected drunk driver who killed two people at the popular South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas has been identified and will be charged with capital murder, officials said on Thursday.

Two dead as car hits crowd at Texas SXSW festival

Austin - A car ran through barricades and into a crowd at a music and film festival in the US state of Texas early Thursday, killing two people and injuring 21, police told AFP.The driver is in custody after the incident at South By Southwest festival in the st...

Startups jostle for funding, attention at South by Southwest

Entrepreneur P.K. Fields was delighted when she won a contest and a chance to pitch her Los Angeles-based startup to a venture capitalist.

SXSWi weekend roundup: Wearable tech, cats and Secret apps

Austin - The annual spectacle of South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, not only showcases the world's most intriguing musical acts, but also SXSW Interactive, a tech fest featuring trending sensations such as wearable computing and Grumpy Cat, to name a few.

Comic film 'Neighbors' pits party-over against party-on

It's OK to grow up. Even Seth Rogen says so.

SXSW: Hot ticket to film premieres, concerts, and interviews

Described by James Franco as “one of the best festivals in the States,” South by SouthWest is a convergence of music, film and interactive technologies where big name musicians, tech companies, and even an Academy Award-winning movie have premiered.

SXSW film premieres: Jimmy Hendrix biopic, A$AP Rocky documentary

Austin - Seventy-six films will premiere at this year's South By Southwest festival in Austin, TX. Among them are "All Is By My Side," a Jimi Hendrix biopic starring Outkast's Andre 3000, and "SVDDXNLY," a documentary about rapper A$AP Rocky.

Prince to headline Samsung's South by Southwest closing party

Austin - It's official! Music legend Prince is set to take the stage at Samsung's South By Southwest music conference on Saturday.

Op-Ed: Homeless people recruited to carry wireless WiFi devices Special

Austin - It has been revealed that homeless people are being recruited as a promotional gimmick to carry WiFi (MiFi) wireless devices, as they wander the streets of big cities.

Canadian Music Week takes over Toronto March 9 to 13

Toronto - Toronto is about to get a lot more musical over the next few days, as performers and music industry types from across the globe descend upon the city for Canadian Music Week (CMW) 2011.

SXSW launches free iPhone app ahead of Friday's opening

SXSW, perhaps most notable for providing the launching pad for Web 2.0 success stories such as Twitter, will this year be all about location-based applications, with event organizers launching their own iPhone app.

SXSW Day 5 - Wrap Up

As we entered the madness, I grumble to myself that “I am so over this festival.”

DJ Exclusive - SXSW Day 4 Wrap Up

We run into Wayne Coyne from the Flaming Lips, a Japanese Marching Band, Malan plays a last minute showcase, Vic Thrill's in a pink suit and we see Perry Ferrell (again)... all in one day.

SXSW Day 3 - Wrap Up

We meet Perry Ferrell, Stars of Track & Field, Martha Wainwright and more...

Before I Fall Asleep...

The train has run off the tracks, a late=night round up.

Live From SXSW Tradeshow

I'm currently standing at the SonicBids booth, using their laptop and wi-fi.

DJ Exclusive - SXSW Day 2 Wrap Up

We encounter David Cross from TV show 'Arrested Development', rock icon Vic Thrill and more

DJ Exclusive: SXSW 2007 Day 1

The first day of sxsw is well... underway... sort of.

DJ User Malan to Cover SXSW Music Festival For Music Magazine

Have they lost their minds? They think I'm a journalist!

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Randi Zuckerberg Speaks at PayPal Lounge at SXSWi 2014
Randi Zuckerberg Speaks at PayPal Lounge at SXSWi 2014
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View of Austin  Texas  where SXSW is held each year
View of Austin, Texas, where SXSW is held each year
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Anti-AI protesters march during the South by Southwest festival in Austin  Texas.
Anti-AI protesters march during the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
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Who inspires Elon Musk? “Well  Kanye West obviously.”
Who inspires Elon Musk? “Well, Kanye West obviously.”
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