MassageBook: Find and book massage therapists quickly and easily

  Finding a skilled massage therapist when you need one can be a real pain. Web search results often don't show small local massage therapy businesses. If you do find one, often you'll be unable to book your massage online. What if you had a way to easily find and book a massage professional near [...]

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Girlstart: Empowering Girls to Excel in Math, Science and Technology

We saw an awful lot at SXSW, but one of our favorites had to be Girlstart. The Austin-based nonprofits' mission is to empower girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). They go about this mission in a variety of different ways: The Girlstart After school program; Girlstart Summer Camp; the STEM Saturday workshops; Community Science Extravaganzas; [...]

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“The New York Times” Thinks We Will Pay $8 for a New Digg

The NYT has just unveiled a new app - NYT Now - that is essentially the exact same thing as Digg. NYT Now will cost $8/month and run ads. NYT Now is - at best - an attempt to jump into a highly saturated mostly-free category of applications with a product that costs $8/month.

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Big Data Helps Sony Find Cheaters & More From SXSW

Sony played it a little different at SXSW Interactive this year. The electronics giant from Japan didn't use the stage to pimp the latest numbers for PS4. Most of the world already knows that they are killing Microsoft's Xbox One, (even Nintendo is). This year at SXSW they played to the true tech geek and [...]

The Economist Leads Interactive Q&A Sessions at SXSW

SXSW is not the sort of event that you would usually expect to find high-brow economic and policy commentary. But, alas, that is what we have found; sort of. The Economist Group - the publisher behind The Economist magazine, EuroFinance and other publications - has set-up a unique event here at this years SXSW.

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Astrophysicist Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson, Talks Cosoms, Broken Eggs And Kids At SXSW

I must say that Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson is probably one of the smartest people I've ever met in my entire life. Now most people say that about somebody who they meet that's really sharp or maybe a tech company founder that had a strong idea, no Dr. Tyson is like Sheldon Cooper smart, and [...]

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Apple Heads To SXSW For iTunes Music Festival With Updated Apple TV Channel

Apple isn't big on giant US conventions, conferences and festivals. Sure they hold the WWDC here and there's Macworld as well but Apple is typically, conspicuously from events like CES and until now SXSW with an official presence. This year, Apple is hosting their iTunes Festival alongside the SXSW music festival which officially kicks off [...]

Samsung Spills The Milk At SXSW

Slacker has teamed up with Slacker Radio to launch the latest entry into the world of streaming music. The space itself is getting crowded with mainstays Pandora, Spotify, and even Slacker Radio holding a dominant role amongst new comers like Beats Music. Slacker Radio and Samsung often have a huge presence at SXSW in Austin [...]

Wearables Take Center Stage At SXSW Accelerator

The SXSW accelerator is one of the most popular attractions at the SXSW interactive festival in Austin Texas. In years past some of the bigger high growth potential companies, like Siri, have been featured at the SXSW accelerator. This year was no different except where normally we hear about social local mobile apps and reward [...]

Android SDK For Wearables Coming In Two Weeks [sxsw]

Google's Sr Vice President of Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai took to the stage at SXSW on Sunday afternoon as part of SXSW's Featured Sessions. The session, entitled "Sundar Pichai, conversation with John Batelle", was a fireside chat style session focusing on two of the fastest growing open platforms in the world, Android and Chrome. [...]