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Visit the Bitcoin ATM at the 2014 SXSW Trade Show
Written by Hugh Forrest | February 21, 2014

The Currency of the Future? Visit the Bitcoin ATM at the 2014 SXSW Trade Show

Virtual currencies (such as Bitcoin) will be the focus of numerous sessions at the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival, including an interview with Fred Ehrsam of CoinBase on Monday, March 10. Indeed, the digital creatives who come to Austin in March are fascinated with how these new online...

Christoph Koettl talks mobile tech and human rights at SXSW 2014
Written by Megan Simpson | February 20, 2014

2014 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Caught in the Act - Mobile Tech & Human Rights

Christoph Koettl grew up in a 4,000 person village in rural Austria and speaks with a self-described funny German accent. But perhaps more noteworthy is that he’s been working in technology and human rights for years, currently serving as the Emergency Response Manager at Amnesty International. This year, he’ll...

At SXSW 2014, Tara Hirebet talks about innovation in crowded Asian cities
Written by Megan Simpson | February 20, 2014

2014 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: How Overcrowded Asian Cities Inspire Innovation

Born in India, Tara Hirebet (@TaraHirebet) later grew up in Singapore, where she now lives and works. She previously worked in advertising and for a market research firm in China, where she looked at trends across China for major multinational companies and brands. Now working in Singapore, she runs...

Written by Corinna Burford | February 20, 2014

DIRECTV Socials at Clive Bar During SXSW Interactive

DIRECTV Socials are coming to SXSW and showcasing their cutting edge technology known for transforming the TV experience. Join them March 8th and 9th with exclusive demonstrations and executive speakers digging into top-tier TV innovations and showcasing music talent! Stay tuned for all the details for DIRECTV Socials. #TransformTV...

Your vote is needed for the 2014 SXSW Interactive Awards, hosted by Jessica Chobot
Written by Andrew McNeill | February 20, 2014

2014 SXSW Interactive Awards: People’s Choice Voting Open Until End of Day March 2

The event goes by the name SXSW Interactive — so we believe strongly in the power of interactivity.

Case in point is the SXSW Interactive Awards presented by INNOCEAN. While most of the honors for this prestigious competition are decided by the panel of Interactive Awards judges, one...

Foodies Rejoice! New Food Track to Beef Up the SXSW Interactive Program

You know what people love about food? Everything! For that reason (all the reasons), SXSW Interactive has covered food-related programming for some time now, but usually spread amongst our blogging and culture tracks. New to 2014, we wanted to expand on this with an entire day of food-related programming and...