Author: Jon Zmikly

Augmented reality and the future of retail

One theme of SXSW both this year and last has been augmented and virtual reality. But while companies, organizations and individuals may want to harness the power of this technology, often they don’t know where to start. At the 9:30am Saturday SXSW Interactive presentation “More than Mobile: Augmenting Today‚Äôs Retail Reality,” Annie Weinberger provided several...

Social Media: Breaking News or Fixing News?

In today’s SXSW Interactive panel, “Social Media: Breaking News or Fixing News?” AP Social Media Editor Eric Carvin succinctly summed up a new sentiment many legacy news organizations are realizing regarding social media: “Social networks need us more than we need them.” Joined by fellow panelists Allison Lichter, social media editor of the Wall Street...

Security of Things: Who Will Save Us?

By now, we’ve all heard of the “Internet of Things” (if you haven’t, educate yourself because it is the future), but what exactly will keep our “things” safe from hackers? In his Friday SXSW Interactive session, Nicholas Percoco, VP of Strategic Services at Rapid7, explained what the government is doing, what the industry has done,...

Tim Berners-Lee at SXSW

SXSW: A Two-Day Recap

It’s day three at SXSW, and our team is still working hard covering a variety of panels, workshops, conversations and parties. We’ve heard from some heavy hitters like Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Chad Hurley and Elon Musk, and we’ve got plenty more to cover. Click on a topic below and check out some of our coverage!

Can You Tweet That?

If a monkey takes a picture of itself in the woods, and no one’s around, who owns it? What if he posts it on Pinterest or tweets it out? Does it make a difference? According to Senior Lecturer Dara Quackenbush, everything makes a difference — even when it’s a monkey, and especially when it’s on...