AUSTIN, Texas — If you need any more proof that iBeacon is one of the hottest technology trends of 2014, look no further than this year’s SXSW festival
The official SXSW mobile app is powered by iBeacon — Apple’s name for the innovative Bluetooth LE (aka Bluetooth Smart) technology that allows two-way communication to take place between devices. We’ve seen iBeacon implementations in retail environments and at stadiums, but this is one of the first times we’ve seen iBeacon technology utilized…
Caterina Fake, the serial entrepreneur who cofounded Flickr and Hunch, launched her newest social app, Findery, on Thursday. The launch comes almost exactly two years after Fake unveiled the project under a different name
But the timing is notable for another reason: It comes just one day before SXSWi kicks off in earnest. Some founders think of SXSW as a chance to get attention from early adopters, investors and the press for their young startups. Fake thinks that is no longer really the…
People don’t want ads, they want memories. To shift from spammy marketing to providing experiences, companies like Anheuser-Busch, Spotify, NPR, and Wired promoted 80,000 events in 2013 with a little startup called Splash. In co-founder Ben Hindman’s first in-depth interview, he tells me how Splash’s event platform is challenging bland incumbents with its beautifully designed party websites. Read More
Eventbrite, the popular ticketing service for smaller events, just took another step toward upending the traditional ticketing industry and bigger players like Ticketmaster.
Eventbrite announced a new self-service seat reservation option on Wednesday to help users organize events of any size, whether it be a community center, a church or an air show. The feature is free and lets users customize seating maps for different event spaces and set ticket prices using drag and drop tools.
BARCELONA, Spain — Weathered veterans of the Mobile World Congress will tell you that this year’s event suffered from too many pre-announced devices (thus undercutting the on-site news value), or that not enough of the big names in mobile (read: Apple, Google, etc.) were on hand to go head-to-head against the other major players.
But for those new to the event, the Barcelona mobile industry conflab was nevertheless an exciting look, in great detail, at the many ways in which mobile has…
Samsung’s “Unpacked 5″ event is scheduled for Monday at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, where we’re expected to see the launch of the next-generation Galaxy S5 smartphone.
The event — which kicks off at 2 p.m. Eastern Time and will be streamed live online — will be especially important for the company following mixed reviews of its current Galaxy smartphone model, the S4. The device also missed analyst expectations in its recent financial results
Sarah Burke’s memory lived on at the women’s ski halfpipe competition Thursday.
The Canadian freestyle skier pioneered the the halfpipe event, but died in January 2012 following an accident during a practice. Burke won four X-Games titles and was considered a favorite for gold at the event’s Olympics debut in Sochi
It’s been five years already, and Jolicloud still has a few tricks up its sleeve. Yesterday, at an event called the Jolicloud Ecosystem Party, the company presented its long-term vision for the company. It also gave everyone a sneak peek at Jolicloud 2, a step forward in the company’s ultimate goal to build the only platform you need to simplify and centralize your life on the web.
“I always considered Jolicloud as an incubator to experiment and start new projects,” co-founder and CEO Tariq…
The men’s snowboard cross competition was back on track Tuesday at the 2014 Sochi Olympics after it was delayed Monday due to thick fog. The Photo of the Day captures a group of snowboarders — Lucca Matteotti of Italy, Hanno Douschan of Austria, Paul-Henri De Le Rue and Pierre Vaultier of France, Omar Visintin of Italy and Cameron Bolton of Australia — fighting for first place in the long-awaited event.
Adam Pretty, an award-winning sports photographer for Getty Images, took the above shot…