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Topic: South By Southwest

For SXSW Marketers, Smartphone Apps Are Yesterday's News. Wearables Are What Matter

But brands are waiting for critical mass

If Roberto Moctezuma was trying to launch a mobile startup just a few years ago, he'd only have to think about use cases involving iPhones and Samsung Galaxies. But as…

McDonald's Played a Game of 'Shark Tank' at SXSW, and Here's the Winner

Would a mobile app prevail or a print-leaning startup?

Much has already been made about McDonald's sponsorship of this week's South by Southwest Interactive. And regardless of whether you think the brand should be here, there's little doubt that…

Rent the Runway CEO Tells SXSW: 'We Need to Put UPS and FedEx Out of Business'

Future of e-commerce may depend on delivery upstarts

Discussions of retail don't usually make for the most bombastic presentations, but Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman was certainly an exception as she addressed (and won over) the crowd…

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…

PayPal's SXSW Contest Lets Startups Pitch Shark Tank's Daymond John

The winner gets one-on-one consultations and $30,000

A bevy of startups and tech players will descend on Austin, Texas, three weeks from today to pitch their company to ad executives at South by Southwest Interactive. PayPal plans…

Foursquare Will Sit Out This Year's Big SXSW Party

Chooses to focus on development after a high-profile five-year run

Foursquare has been a darling of South by Southwest Interactive since launching at the festival in 2009. That won't be the case next week when SXSW's 20th installment kicks off…

Brands Are Already Using Instagram Videos and Planning for More

Stoked marketers quickly whip up 15-second ideas

Now that Facebook has officially trotted out a video feature for the increasingly popular Instagram—which was formerly limited to helping smartphone users act like stylistic photographers—social media creatives are licking…

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