SXSW2012

  • Ray Kurzweil on Healthy Living in Startup

    Ray Kurzweil: “You Are What You Think” [TCTV]

    Here is the second half of our two-part interview with legendary inventor and thought leader Ray Kurzweil (you can see part one here.) Here, Kurzweil discusses why sleep is so important for technological innovation (but it’s OK to party and program all night once in a while), why facts are better off on Wikipedia than being drilled into students’ brains, the latest bit of… Read More

  • Forest Whitaker at JuntoBox Films Party, SXSW

    How Forest Whitaker Wants to Crowdsource Filmmaking [TCTV]

    Academy Award winning actor Forest Whitaker was at SXSW this past weekend, where his JuntoBox Films studio — which combines crowdsourcing social media technology with traditional film production — announced it has greenlit its first movie. Watch his interview with TechCrunch TV to see him discuss how technology is democratizing the filmmaking process, how Hollywood is slowly… Read More

  • Ray Kurzweil Talks Entrepreneurship, Apps, and The Future Of Education

    Ray Kurzweil Talks Entrepreneurship, Apps, And The Future Of Education [TCTV]

    Legendary scientist, inventor, futurist, and all-around tech icon Ray Kurzweil is attending the ongoing South By Southwest Interactive conference for the first time ever this year, and TechCrunch TV was very excited to be able to sit down with him for an interview. In this first half of our talk, watch Kurzweil discuss why we need more young entrepreneurs, how today’s consumer app… Read More

  • Social Discovery Apps Like Highlight Are A Recruiter’s Wet Dream At SXSW

    Social Discovery Apps Like Highlight Are A Recruiter’s Wet Dream At SXSW

    The history of location-based social discovery apps is a lot longer than the current hype surrounding Highlight and Glancee, currently darlings of the South by Southwest festival. Back in 2007 TechCrunch’s founder Mike Arrington noted the existence of social mobile apps like Lime Juice, Rummble, Mig33, ZYB, Mocospace, Aka-Aki, Nokia Sensor, Dodgeball, Mobiluck, MeetMoi and Imity, just… Read More

  • Instagram Reaches 27 Million Registered Users And Says Its Android App Is Nearly Here

    Instagram Reaches 27 Million Registered Users And Says Its Android App Is Nearly Here

    Instagram, the photo-sharing app that has taken a definitive lead on iOS, said it has surpassed 27 million registered users. Co-founder Kevin Systrom didn’t disclose daily active users. But he did say of all the users who have been active in the last week, 67 percent of them used the app yesterday. “It’s Facebook-level engagement that we’re seeing,” Systrom… Read More

  • Bing Gordon at SXSW

    KPCB’s Bing Gordon: How To Tell Amateur Founders From The Pros [TCTV]

    Don’t be fooled by Bing Gordon’s buttoned-up sounding job title as a partner at top tier Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers — he’s known as easily one of the most fun people to talk to in the tech industry. So when we saw him in Austin, Texas at the South By Southwest Interactive conference this weekend, we pulled him aside for… Read More

  • A Better Live Wiki: HackPad Could Be Your SXSW Backchannel

    A Better Live Wiki: HackPad Could Be Your SXSW Backchannel

    There are lots of apps for finding the right people and parties at South By Southwest this year, but what about, you know, actually going to panels and sharing your thoughts about them? Well, there’s Twitter for short-form public sharing, and messaging apps like GroupMe for group chats. But HackPad has a more serious idea: actually taking notes about the panels and keynotes you go to… Read More

  • Apple Goes Big In Texas With $304 Million Austin Campus

    Apple Goes Big In Texas With $304 Million Austin Campus

    Most of the news around Austin this week is centered around SXSW, naturally, but Texas Governor (and erstwhile presidential candidate) Rick Perry broke some news today that’s unrelated, but still Austin-relevant. Apple, it seems, which has been slowly growing its presence in the state’s tech oasis, chose SXSW weekend as an auspicious time to announce a major new campus in Austin. Read More

  • How To Win At SXSW: Give Away Experiences, Not Grub and Booze

    How To Win At SXSW: Give Away Experiences, Not Grub and Booze

    The fundamental mistake companies make when marketing at SXSW is giving away things I can easily buy on my own. Open bars and taco giveaways only attract freeloaders. If brands want influencers to take notice, they have to provide unique experiences. From my last three SXSWs, I couldn’t tell you who provided the ice cream sandwiches or Lone Star beers. But Zynga’s warehouse… Read More

  • Third Day of Silicon Valley Startup Bus 2012

    StartupBus To SXSW Day Three: Las Cruces To San Antonio [TCTV]

    StartupBus, the hackathon-on-wheels in which busloads of entrepreneurs make the journey down to the South By Southwest conference with the goal of teaming up to create viable web apps by the time they arrive in Austin, rolled into its third day yesterday. in this video you can see how the buspreneurs’ apps have gone from concept to code with demos from customizable breakfast cereal… Read More