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Gowalla officially shut down, uses Facebook to check-in at SXSW 2012

SXSW attendees may remember that both Gowalla and Foursquare launched at the aforementioned conference in 2009, and during its 2012 edition, the former is formally saying goodbye. Just three months after we heard that Facebook had picked up (but two months after the shutdown was promised), Gowalla is saying its final words. Specifically: ...

Start-ups try to cut through the clutter at SXSW tech show

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Venture capitalists have some insights for startup entrepreneurs trying to break out at Austin's South By Southwest Interactive, a mecca for the technorati that runs through Tuesday. "It has become challenging to break out at SXSW because there's so many great startups competing for the attention of thought leaders here," said ...

Marvel announces augmented reality app, exclusive digital comics at SXSW

Marvel ReEvolution wants to augment your comic books.

Not content with simply doling out free digital comics to fans who favor the tangible page, Marvel is now giving readers a new reason to reach for their tablets: augmented reality. Android and iOS devices will be able to look beyond the page using Marvel AR, an Aurasma-powered app slated to launch alongside Avengers ...

Instagram hits 27 million user milestone, teases Android app at SXSW

Instagram hits 27 million users, plans to invite Android users to join the party

Rejoice, photo filter fans, Instagram is heading to Android "very soon," according to founder Kevin Systrom. Speaking at South by Southwest, Systrom raved about the app's growth, boasting of its 27 million registered users. "They're not excited about it because it makes your photos look beautiful," he says, "They're excited because it networks people ...

Chat With Guy Kawasaki: What’s the Meaning of SXSW? [VIDEO]

SXSW in Austin, Texas, is one wild experience. The panels are interesting -- if you can get into them -- and the booths -- at least in the outer halls -- are engaging, but it's the serendipitous lobby meetings that are ultimately the best part of the experience. I've had so many interesting conversations, including ...

Hands-on with Angry Birds Space at SXSW (video)

Hands-on with Angry Birds Space at SXSW (video)

All work and no play makes even the hottest smartphone downright dull. It's with this in mind that Samsung is showcasing Rovio's latest creation, Angry Birds Space, running on the Galaxy Note at SXSW in Austin, Texas. We took a moment to get our feisty paws on the demo, which showcases the weightless, space-like ...