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Microsoft’s next retail store headed to Austin

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Here’s a right shocker: Microsoft’s next retail store will be located in Austin, Texas. Yes, the Austin that hosts the yearly drunken disaster nerdcon SXSW. Given the prominence of the tech scene in Austin, the location is hardly a surprise. We doubt it will be as popular as Apple’s local...
Microsoft’s next retail store headed to Austin

The Currency Cloud Secures $4m To Disrupt The Trillion Dollar Foreign Exchange Market

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Last year at GeeknRolla a little known startup appeared in the demo pit, but went on to win the admiration of judges in the startup competition. It’s the only time The Currency Cloud has made a public appearance, but today the startup has a inked a $4 million Series-A funding,...
The Currency Cloud Secures $4m To Disrupt The Trillion Dollar Foreign Exchange Market
Social Discovery Apps Like Highlight Are A Recruiter’s Wet Dream At SXSW

Sounder launches, we go hands-on (video)

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We don't know about you, but most of us Engadget editors live in a perpetual state of inbox insanity. Keeping on top of voicemails, text messages, emails, IMs, Twitter DMs, Facebook and Google+ messages -- to name just a few -- is a herculean task yet also an essential...
Sounder launches, we go hands-on (video)

“Winning” SXSW Has Yet To Produce a Winning Business

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It’s pretty easy to write yet another post about who “won” SXSW or, if you’re feeling ornery or ambitious, how there are no longer any breakout stars. But there’s an important point lost in this repetitive debate. SXSW is good at producing cultural phenomena — think apps that take off...
“Winning” SXSW Has Yet To Produce a Winning Business

Gowalla officially shut down, uses Facebook to check-in at SXSW 2012

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SXSW attendees may remember that both Gowalla and Foursquare launched at the aforementioned conference in 2009, and during its 2012 edition, the former is formally saying goodbye. Just three months after we heard that Facebook had picked up (but two months after the shutdown was promised), Gowalla is saying...
Gowalla officially shut down, uses Facebook to check-in at SXSW 2012

Marvel announces augmented reality app, exclusive digital comics at SXSW

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Not content with simply doling out free digital comics to fans who favor the tangible page, Marvel is now giving readers a new reason to reach for their tablets: augmented reality. Android and iOS devices will be able to look beyond the page using Marvel AR, an Aurasma-powered app...
Marvel announces augmented reality app, exclusive digital comics at SXSW

SXSW In A Nutshell: Homeless People As Hotspots

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South By Southwest 2012 can be summarized thusly: An impossibly-named marketing company called Bartle Bogle Hegarty is doing a little human science experiment called Homeless Hotspots. It gives out 4G hotspots to homeless people along with a promotional t-shirt. The shirt doesn't say, "I have a 4G hotspot." It says,...
SXSW In A Nutshell: Homeless People As Hotspots

Twitter: An Increasingly Great Platform For Instagram

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Twitter has been working hard over the last year to make photo sharing a core part of its product. It took over the photo-hosting role from third parties and gained deep new integration with Apple’s iOS, among other initiatives. But there’s also a big new winner coming up on top of...
Twitter: An Increasingly Great Platform For Instagram
The Google that never was: how the search giant killed a 2007 redesign

With $1.3M From Voyager & More, Chirpify Brings Direct Music Sales To Twitter

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When you think Twitter, you may think realtime news, or CRM, or brand marketing, or maybe even Justin Bieber, but “eCommerce”? Probably not. In the social network landscape, Facebook is generally seen as being the most eCommerce-inclined, what with its “F-Commerce,” but up to this point, consumers really haven’t fallen...
With $1.3M From Voyager & More, Chirpify Brings Direct Music Sales To Twitter
The Internet Puts Up A Billboard In Front Of Lamar Smith's Office: Don't Mess With The Internet

eBay launches Watch With eBay iPad app, lets you 'shop like a star'

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This year's SXSW isn't all about fancy rides and Instagram teasers, also in the mix is eBay's fresh iPad app, dubbed Watch With eBay. The free goodies will let you spend some cash (at least eBay's hoping you will) on bits related to what you're watching on TV, which...
eBay launches Watch With eBay iPad app, lets you 'shop like a star'

BMW launches Stitcher integration at SXSW (hands-on video)

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BMW announced today at SXSW that it's teaming up with Stitcher to integrate the popular iPhone app's on-demand streaming functionality into vehicles equipped with the BMW Apps and Mini Connected technologies. We ran into BMW's Robert Passaro in the halls of Austin's Convention Center and he was kind enough...
BMW launches Stitcher integration at SXSW (hands-on video)
'Angry Birds Space' now available on iOS, Android, Mac, and PC

Miselu Neiro synth at Google I/O: exclusive first look at apps from Korg and Yamaha (video)

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Remember Miselu's Neiro -- that prototype app-based Android-powered synth we last played with a SXSW? Not only is it being showcased at Google I/O 2012 here in San Francisco, but we got an exclusive first look at some of the apps being developed for the new platform ahead of...
Miselu Neiro synth at Google I/O: exclusive first look at apps from Korg and Yamaha (video)

Facebook’s Prospects In Asia

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Editor’s note: Benjamin Joffe (@benjaminjoffe) is the CEO of the Asia-based digital research & strategy firm +8* (Plus Eight Star), a speaker in 100+ conferences including TEDx, SXSW, LeWeb and Stanford GSB. He is also a founding partner of Cmune (@cmune), the Beijing-based makers of Facebook’s largest first-person shooter UberStrike (@uberstrike),...
Facebook’s Prospects In Asia

Pete Cashmore Denies CNN Acquisition Rumor To Mashable Staff

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The hot SXSW rumor is that CNN is looking to acquire Mashable for some $200 million. But right now it’s just that: a rumor. In fact we just heard from a trusted Mashable staffer that founder and CEO Pete Cashmore is denying the reports to senior level Mashable staffers. But...
Pete Cashmore Denies CNN Acquisition Rumor To Mashable Staff

Jay-Z's YouTube live stream at SXSW had 99 problems but a glitch ain't one

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No Kanye, no Beyoncé: the rapper's solo show was not his finest 90 minutes, but it did show a more mature side to himJay-Z made his first-ever solo performance at SXSW last night, appearing in Austin, Texas, for a gig at the Moody theatre as part of the Interactive festival....
Jay-Z's YouTube live stream at SXSW had 99 problems but a glitch ain't one

Checking Out Ford's 2013 Model Car Tech System

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Electric cars are the biggest trend in new vehicles, at least according to media coverage. But Internet connectivity in cars must run a close second. Of all the car manufacturers, Ford is probably giving online connectivity the biggest push. While at SXSW I checked out the latest version of...
Checking Out Ford's 2013 Model Car Tech System
On The Verge episode 004: Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: A leaked document that appears to be RIM's product roadmap shows the company will release five new BlackBerry devices in 2013 that run on the BlackBerry 10 operating system. Samsung has lost its bid to lift the sale ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning
Instagram Finally Shows Off Its Android App

Kickstart Your Own SXSW: Hear It Local Lets You Crowdfund Private Concerts

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Looking for a band for your tech conference, wedding, or launch party? Hear It Local has just launched a private concert booking and crowdfunding platform that connects you to local musicians. Smaller venues can also use Hear It Local to fill their calendars with great affordable bands. Unique experiences are...
Kickstart Your Own SXSW: Hear It Local Lets You Crowdfund Private Concerts

All The Location Apps You Have To Use At The SXSW Royal Rumble

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It’s turning into a royal rumble at SXSW — the sheer number of location-based networking apps hoping to emerge from the conference as this year’s breakout hit is nearly overwhelming. What’s worse, they’re often so similar in nature, so it’s hard to discern the advantages of one over another....
All The Location Apps You Have To Use At The SXSW Royal Rumble

What Is the Point of... #Hashtags?

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Whenever a new Web trend comes along, there are people who ask, "What is the point of this?" If millions of people are using something, there has to be a reason. In our What Is the Point of... series, we'll explain it to you. This week, we're asking, What is...
What Is the Point of... #Hashtags?
Ask.com Does Q&A Again, This Time With Mobile, Social Polls

Try this: Austin Party Guide – SXSW Edition iPhone app

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I am drowning in a sea of emails- party invites, meeting requests and panel reminders, and at the same time trying to get work done and ensure that I’ll have keys to the apartment in which I’m paying $1,000 for a twin bed in Texas for 5 nights. It must...
Try this: Austin Party Guide – SXSW Edition iPhone app

INTRO Wants To Be The LinkedIn Of The Ambient Location Apps

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Just when you thought this space couldn’t get any more saturated, yet another ambient location app throws its hat into the ring as SXSW prepares to kick off. Introducing INTRO. But wait, before you groan “enough already!“, you should know that INTRO at least has a unique take on the...
INTRO Wants To Be The LinkedIn Of The Ambient Location Apps

My world is complete: you can now send beer over Twitter

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I once joked that my job consisted of getting paid to ‘goof off online all day and drink beer.’ My boss agrees. But look, there are times of salad, and there are times of famine, but there is never a time in which cold suds are amiss. Never. Period. That in...
My world is complete: you can now send beer over Twitter
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?