facebook twitter feed
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 14:39

5 things we learned at SXSW 2013

Written by  Brandon Griggs and Doug Gross, CNN
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Austin, Texas (CNN) -- Hoopla surrounding South by Southwest Interactive, the techie festival that wrapped up here Tuesday, has exploded in recent years.

The event is famously known for helping to boost Twitter in 2007 and Foursquare three years later, giving it a rep as a launching pad for new digital tools. Fresh-faced startups converge on Austin, hoping to get venture capital and buzz. It's one of the reasons attendance at SXSWi this week swelled to an all-time high of 30,621, up some 25% from last year.

It also has created big expectations. One of the most commonly asked questions among attendees here is, "What's the coolest new thing you've seen?"

"That hype has been good for growth. But it's also proved to be a double-edged sword," said Hugh Forrest, director of the festival, in an interview here Tuesday. "People expect something to launch here Friday and be as big as Facebook by Sunday. There are things here that may not hit the mainstream for a couple of years, because they're not fully developed."

SXSW has gotten so big and diffuse that trends can be hard to quantify. But if you go to enough panels and talk to enough people, some themes start to emerge. Here are five takeaways from the past five days:

Read more at http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/13/tech/innovation/5-things-sxsw/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

87 comments

  • Comment Link KennethPup Saturday, 18 March 2017 23:39 posted by KennethPup

    wh0cd28554 avana synthroid diclofenac 75mg dr tab article source crestor

  • Comment Link Bennyspowl Saturday, 18 March 2017 21:51 posted by Bennyspowl

    wh0cd380284 quibron-t

  • Comment Link KennethDow Saturday, 18 March 2017 12:52 posted by KennethDow

    wh0cd663756 clindamycin

  • Comment Link Charlesfaimi Friday, 10 March 2017 20:01 posted by Charlesfaimi

    wh0cd822772 order cialis

  • Comment Link BennyAbede Tuesday, 07 March 2017 05:33 posted by BennyAbede

    wh0cd810472 vermox online fluoxetine cost fass läkemedel impotens

  • Comment Link AlfredMoild Monday, 06 March 2017 23:41 posted by AlfredMoild

    wh0cd423656 buy bupropion buy medrol proscar online

  • Comment Link Eugenetoppy Saturday, 04 March 2017 08:42 posted by Eugenetoppy

    wh0cd65875 buy rocaltrol

  • Comment Link Eugenesah Saturday, 04 March 2017 05:16 posted by Eugenesah

    wh0cd950858 revia online

  • Comment Link Aarontut Saturday, 04 March 2017 05:15 posted by Aarontut

    wh0cd748044 get more information tricor zaditor ophthalmic solution

  • Comment Link Michaelder Friday, 03 March 2017 03:47 posted by Michaelder

    wh0cd262426 propranolol inderal la bentyl clonidine buy celexa online without prescription

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.