03/12/2013, For those who have attended South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) at Texas, if you happened to chance upon the Leap Motion team, you would have more or less been given the opportunity to give the upcoming gesture-based controller a go. Those who have tried it have definitely walked away with nothing but bouquets, after all, it was a chance to experience the technology for themselves and use it with existing […]
03/11/2013, When Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion a little over six years ago, the company knew it was a service they absolutely needed in their suite of products. That’s why when you hear one of the original co-founders of YouTube may be developing a new video service for the Web, people tend to take notice. YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley made his way to SXSW this week to say he’s about […]
03/16/2012, If you’re keen on finding out what Roku has up its sleeves, it looks like the company is planning to make its set top boxes smaller and easier to use. At SXSW, Roku’s product chief, Tom Markworth, showed off the Roku “streaming stick” – a small device which just plugs into MHL ports (HDMI ports that carry power) of your TV. No power cables, Ethernet cables or HDMI cables required. […]
03/12/2012, At the South by Southwest festival in Austin this year, the Bartle Bogle Hegarty marketing firm is holding a strange and highly controversial social experiments. Called Homeless Hotspots, it consists of equipping a number of homeless people with portable WiFi hotspots to hang around the streets of Austin. Anybody who would like to access the internet through these human hotspots can donate any amount of money they want, which will […]
03/16/2011, At the SXSW event, Ubisoft showed off their latest foray into the world of music-based rhythm games. Called Rocksmith, this game ditches the color coded buttons that you had to hit in games like Dance Dance Revolution or Guitar Hero – replacing 5-button guitar controllers with a real electric guitar instead. Designed for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Rocksmith is a game for guitar enthusiasts. Whether you’re a […]
03/14/2011, After not doing too well in the whole social network scene with Google Buzz, new rumors surfaced saying that the search engine giant might give it another go. Google has been rumored to launch a new social network that is supposedly more private than Facebook. The social network, rumored to be called Circles, will allow users to selectively share content with people who are in different circles of their lives. […]
03/09/2011, Microsoft has made it official that (the final release of) Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) will launch on Monday March 14th at SxSW* in Austin, TX. Internet Explorer 9 is currently in beta and is largely seen as Microsoft’s commitment to HTML5 and web performance in general. The graphics performance is particularly interesting as IE9 supports graphics hardware acceleration. After the launch, the next big thing for Microsoft is MIX 11, […]
03/18/2010, [SXSW] I saw Tungle the first time when the Canada-based company launched at Demo in Spring 2007, and Richard Zeidel, VP Strategic Alliances, showed me a demo at SXSW where the company announced its Open API. Tungle is a scheduling and calendar sharing application with a social networking component; it synchronizes with most online calendars such as Google Calendar, Outlook, Lotus Notes, iCal, and Entourage. Tungle makes meeting organization a […]
03/18/2010, Editor’s note about the Video: the demo was done on a vertical monitor, I shot it in portrait, you may have to turn you screen to watch it more comfortably. [SXSW] Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7 at MWC in Barcelona and we saw the demo there, yesterday, the Microsoft representative at SXSW showed me a demo and I videotaped it, so, you can check it out. Windows Phone 7 is […]
03/17/2010, [SXSW] At SXSW, I met with Sam Altman, co-founder and CEO, of Loopt, a location-based social networking site, and he showed me the new Loopt app for the iPhone. Loopt introduced its new Pulse button that allows SXSW attendees to access a consolidated guide for all the panels, films, bands, and parties going on at SXSW (Pulse! tab > Events) From there users can listen to music clips from the […]
03/17/2010, [SXSW] Yesterday at SXSW, Paypal launched its new version of the Send Money application for the iPhone. Paypal allows users to send money securely to others around the world (190 countries, 24 currencies), without the hassle of bank wire transfers procedures. Paypal launched its first mobile version for the mobile web in 2006, Paypal for iPhone was launched with the Apple app store in July 2008 and today the new […]
03/15/2010, We’re live at SXSW with Evan Williams, the co-founder of Twitter, who is explaining how his service can help publishers generate more traffic. “We think that Twitter is an information network”, he says. Go to live.ubergizmo.com now if you want to see what’s coming up with Twitter.
03/14/2010, [SXSW] SXSW Interactive, held in Austin, started on Friday and the events schedule is pretty hectic. Check out our photo gallery to get a vibe of the conference.
03/12/2010, Picture: the Alcatel-Lucent Dashboard launched at MWC, picture with new features coming soon [SXSW] Alcatel-Lucent today announced the packaged API (Application Programming Interfaces) bundles, and an associated revenue sharing model that eliminates upfront costs for developers and offers new revenue streams for service providers. Additionally, a new business and application modeling tool has been released; it allows developers to get the most out of their applications, according to the company. […]