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Sirius XM Founder: Robot Clones Are Coming Thanks to Digital Media

She's already built one that's cognizant of its own consciousness

Imagine if you could create a robot programmed with someone's personality based on what he or she has revealed via Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. It would think and react the…

Facebook Buys a Company That Could Solve an Annoying Online Ad Problem

No more messages about products you already bought

Facebook is buying a company that could help it solve an age-old online advertising problem—the one that keeps showing people the same ad even after they bought the product. It's…

Snapchat Launches Local Channel for New Yorkers

Users in the Big Apple can see and contribute to 'Our Story'

The New York City channel is now live on Snapchat. One of the app's most popular features, its Local section used widely on college campuses, is now giving New Yorkers a…

The Guardian Corrects and Clarifies Story That Damaged Whisper App

Some redemption months after privacy allegations

The Guardian has issued a correction and clarification on a months-old damning report that stung the anonymous sharing app Whisper and its staff. It turns out that alleged privacy problems…

SXSW Imposes a No-Drone Policy at the 11th Hour

Robot-flying marketers now have to switch gears

Marketers that were hoping to wow South by Southwest goers with drone-based activations got sobering news Wednesday night, less than two days before the festival. The Austin, Texas-based technology and…

Two of SXSW's Hottest Food Trucks Dish on Instagram's Marketing Powers

East Side King and Chilantro reveal social media strategies

Food trucks have become a South by Southwest Interactive tradition, and options galore will line several streets in downtown Austin, Texas, where the tech festival begins Friday. And every one…

McDonald's Will Pay SXSW Performers After Indie Band Brouhaha

And the Ex Cops are lovin' their social impact

Less than a week after members of the indie rock band Ex Cops mocked McDonald's on Facebook for asking them to play for free, the Golden Arches has thought better…

Brands All Use This Same Tired Joke on Twitter and It Needs to Stop

Unoriginal tweets are deal breakers

We've reached peak brand inanity on Twitter, and it seems to have affected—or infected—almost every marketer trying to capitalize on the top trending hashtag "five-word deal breakers." The social media elites…

Report: Brands Are Now Posting More to Instagram Than Facebook

Photo app is marketers' new fave

Instagram is luring brands away from Facebook, according to a new report from research firm L2, which found that brands now post more content on the photo-sharing app. The reason? Brands…

GE's 12-Foot Brisket Smoker Will Turn Out Real-Time Data During SXSW

Lab brings science and food together

If there's one thing South by Southwest attendees can't get enough of, it's barbecue—and GE plans to put its own twist on it this year. GE is setting up an R&D…

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