Category: Sunday

Countering Extremism Online from ISIS to Neo-Nazis

One of the biggest issues surrounding digital and online media is the use of platforms for harassment, hate speech and the spread of extremist propaganda. Companies like Twitter have struggled with fighting this problem. It has also led to investors becoming leery of financing a platform that can be used for attacks on people. All the...

Vint Cerf: An Internet For And By The People

There are very few people in the world who can claim to be the inventor of the internet, and Vint Cerf just happens to be one of those people. On March 12, he made his very first appearance at the SXSW conference with his panel, Vint Cerf: An Internet For And By The People. During his...

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban is a man who needs no introduction, although moderator Michelle Skelding still gave him one, ahead of his discussion at SXSW this year along with Adam Lyons, CEO and Founder at The Zebra. The two would be discussing how they have been successful as disruptors, a buzzword at this year’s conference, and how this...

Content is Still King: A New Narrative Calls

For one of my previews, I interviewed Kinvara Balfour about her panel Content is Still King: A New Narrative Calls. In this preview, Balfour mentioned that she hoped people who attended the panel would leave it with a new knowledge for whats to come, new ideas on how to create content and where the content...

Hacking the Script: Disrupt Diversity in Hollywood

Hacking the Script: Disrupt Diversity in Hollywood panel was hosted by Courtney McCarthy from Google, Gina Rodriguez from Jane the Virgin, Jon Spaihts from Passengers, Wendy Calhoun from Edgewood Place Entertainment and Yara Shahidi from Blackish. While it may seem like a random assortment of panelists, this group of inspiring individuals makes sense. Google has...

Can She Say That? Women Creating Civility Online

The Can She Say That? Women Creating Civility Online panel was hosted by Jane Fleming from Court Five, Nuala O’Connor from Center for Democracy & Technology, and Rebecca Fernandez from Red Hat Inc. How can we have civility online when we don’t even have civility in person? Jane Fleming opened the panel by stating that...

SXSW Sunday Highlights

We’re testing Evrybit during SXSW. Evrybit is a mobile reporting platform. Each day, a different person will run our Evrybit and embed it on our site. Follow along throughout the day!

SXSW Accelerator With Bob Metcalfe

SXSW 2015 marked the seventh year of the SXSW Accelerator. More than 500 startups pitched their business ideas to the Accelerator judges this year, and  six winners were chosen from six different Accelerator categories: Enterprise and Smart Data Technologies, Entertainment and Content Technologies, Digital Health and Life Science Technologies, Innovative World Technologies, Social Technologies, and Wearable...