SXSW 2008: Rhapsody understands how the music industry has changed, looking to make most of new environment

[photopress:sxswrhap.jpg,full,right] It’s amazing. Ever since the music industry declared war on its customers a few years ago those of us who spend entirely too much time online have debated ba

SXSW 2008, Gripes edition: No Wi-Fi in the press room

[photopress:sxswpress.jpg,full,center] The saddest press room ever For the most part SXSW is pretty cool, certainly more fun than CES. (CES is a long, hard slog compared to SXSW.) Lots of like-minded

SXSW 2008: Facebook, Federated Media had them some parties

[photopress:IMG_0155.jpg,full,center] A party report was long overdue. There’s so many of them here at SXSW that, honestly, it gets a little old after a while. I brought my camera to the ones I

SXSW 2008: Reformat the Planet, a documentary on chiptunes

[photopress:sxswrtp.jpg,full,center] Ever hear of chiptunes? It’s s genre of music made using the blips and bloops of old video game systems. NES, Atari 800, GameBoy etc. The golden age of video

SXSW 2008: Rock Band as far as the eye can see

[photopress:sxswrb.jpg,full,center] What’s the most common scene at SXSW Interactive? That would be little kids playing Rock Band, completely shredding the game for all its worth. (On a scale of

Crowd totally hates on Mark Zuckerberg's interviewer at SXSW

[photopress:zsl.jpg,full,center] Via Valleywag. Silly Nicholas left his camera in the car. So a funny thing happened at the Zuckerberg Facebook keynote today. Dude was being interviewed by Sarah Lacy,

Nicholas' John Biggs' notebook: A video update from me to you

What’s poppin’, CrunchGear? I just made that little video for your enjoyment. And no, I don’t know how to use the in-house, CG video hosting services. Hence, YouTube. Here’s th

Nicholas' notebook: Just got to SXSW convention center (and everthing's closed)

[photopress:sxswherefinally_1_2.jpg,full,center] You’ll notice my Jose Padilla beard. That’s what happens when Delta screws you. After something like 30 hours of mild discomfort I have fin