SXSW

Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey On Why Now Is The Time For VR, And The Biggest Hurdles Ahead

Today at SXSW, two of Oculus' cofounders took the stage for a Q&A on the future of their burgeoning virtual reality headset. While they dodged the question that most watching wanted answered,

#SXSpontaneity, RIP

With its ever-expanding programming, clusterfuckery of housing options and the commercialization of what was once considered a must-attend conference for anyone in the know, SXSW hasn't just jumped th

Apple Bringing iTunes Festival Stateside For The First Time At SXSW 2014

Apple is putting on a show on SXSW this year, the company just announced via press release. It’ll take place over five days between March 11 and March 15, at the Moody Theater where PBS’ A

Couldn’t Make It To SXSW? Now You Can Learn About Google Glass And The Mirror API On YouTube

I'd wager that most of you reading this didn't make it out to Austin for SXSW, and even fewer of you still have ever gotten some hands-on time with Google's ambitious Glass project. On the off chance

Esri Takes Its Deep Mapping Software Online To Help Developers Become More Like Geographers

Beyond the edge of SXSW last week, the <a target="_blank" href="http://esri.com">ESRI</a> team camped out in an old brick firehouse with the interior of an Italian palace. It felt like the home of an

Wayin’s Scott McNealy On Making The Leap From Sun Microsystems Back Into Startups [TCTV]

When it comes to high-flying superpowers of the tech industry, it doesn't get much bigger than <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/sun-microsystems">Sun Microsystems</a> back in

LeVar Burton On How Interstellar Human Travel Could Become A Reality [TCTV]

We all know that <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeVar_Burton">LeVar Burton</a> has famously played a space traveler in the hugely successful <a target="_blank" href="http://en.w

A Glimpse Of How Cory Booker Wants To Fix The Federal Government

  Newark’s social media-happy mayor, Cory Booker, regularly grabs headlines for his impressively innovative uses of social media. In response to critics’ tweets, he housed residents i

Xi3’s David Politis Says Piston Will Combine The Best Features Of PCs And Consoles

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.xi3.com">Xi3</a> recently <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/03/11/the-top-end-of-the-steam-box-line-goes-on-sale-for-just-under-1000/">opened preorders</a>

Kleiner Perkins’ Bing Gordon On How Entrepreneurs Can Keep Creativity Alive [TCTV]

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/bing-gordon">Bing Gordon</a> has become known in recent years for his role as a partner at venerated Silicon Valley venture capital firm <a ta

Leap Motion’s Michael Buckwald Lays Out His Vision For Gesture-Based Computer Interaction

While I was at South by Southwest Interactive, I had a chance to meet with the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.leapmotion.com">Leap Motion</a> team and try out their upcoming gesture-based control

Arrested Development’s Mitch Hurwitz And Will Arnett On Taking Their Show To Netflix

One of the big events coming up for comedy fans this spring will be the return of Arrested Development, which will debut its fourth season on Netflix after a long hiatus. Creator Mitch Hurwitz and sta

Highlight Brings Location-Based Ice Pops To SXSW

Last year, to market the Highlight app the founders walked around Austin in company t-shirts telling people about the service. This year Highlight is doing a little bit more, by renting an ice cream t

The Oatmeal Thinks It’s Time To Put LolCats To Sleep [TCTV]

Matthew Inman is sick of memes about bacon and kitties. Better known as web comic artist The Oatmeal, Inman gave TechCrunch the lowdown on what's funny, what's not, and how he finds inspiration. In th

New York City’s Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot On Bringing Innovation Into Government [TCTV]

City governments here in the United States aren’t typically known as early adopters of the latest in technology and innovation — that means that New York City’s first-ever Chief Digi

VEVO Launches A Live Channel To Bring The Next Generation Of ‘Music Television’ Online

VEVO just rolled out its first new live and programmed music video offering, VEVO TV. The idea behind VEVO TV is to enable viewers to just sit back and have a stream of videos continuously shown to t

Vimeo Now Lets Pro Subscribers Charge For Access To Their Videos With ‘Vimeo On Demand’

Vimeo On Demand allows creators on the site to set their own prices and provides geo-fencing and other tools to control which areas their content is available in. They can also create custom landing p

Google Details Glass Mirror API At SXSW, Shows Off Gmail, NYT, Evernote And Path Integrations

At SXSW this afternoon, Google provided developers with a first glance at the Google Glass Mirror API, the main interface between Google Glass, Google’s servers and the apps that developers will

The Enterprise Is Not Sexy, But It Has More Presence Here At SXSW Than Ever Before

Yammer CEO and Founder David Sacks said to me in an interview this past weekend that SXSW is showing that suddenly enterprise technology is sexy. Sorry, I don't buy it. Enterprise is as sexy as a h

Julie Uhrman Recalls Being ‘Scared Shitless’ When She Launched OUYA’s Kickstarter Campaign

When <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ouya.tv">OUYA</a> launched <a target="_blank" href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console/posts">the enormously succes
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