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Priscilla Chan gives a speech about the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative at the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference and festivals in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Sergio Flores/Reuters

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren said breaking up giant tech companies would “keep the marketplace competitive” during an appearance a(...)

Dermot Kennedy performing at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Jesse DeflorioTwitter

Even past its peak, the annual South by Southwest Music Festival was a prodigious thing, with some 2,000 acts performing in clubs, theatres, hote(...)

Hugh Forrest: “One of the big reasons why people like coming to SXSW is the city itself.” Photograph: Heather Kennedy/Getty Images

The world-famous South by Southwest Music, Film, Art and Tech extravaganza, which takes place over the next two weeks in Austin, Texas, is the product(...)

Attendees at a concert  during the South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The music industry’s caste divide between the haves and the have-nots was clear for all to see in Austin this week. Before SXSW Music began on Wednesd(...)

Actors Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga and Joseph Gilgun of the new TV series ‘Preacher’ at  SXSW Portrait Studio   on March 14, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Smallz & Raskind/Getty Images for Samsung)

Here comes the future. In the coming months and years, the stuff seen, heard and experienced at this year’s South by Southwest festival (SXSW) in Aus(...)

Christopher Isaac “Biz” Stone, co-founder of Twitter and Super, speaks during the South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg.

How much hot air goes into a festival hosting hundreds of events over five days? Quite a bit, it seems.South by South West (SXSW) began 29 years ago a(...)

Computer programmer and theoretical physicist Stephen Wolfram: “The language is easy to understand. In most cases you can almost read the words in a code to get an idea of how a programme would work. Even kids with no experience could use it.”

Likening current trends in computational thinking to the move from manual to digital photography over a decade ago, British entrepreneur, theoreti(...)

Saoirse Ronan: There are a dozen Irish music acts, 17 Enterprise Ireland-backed companies and a number of start-ups, at SXSW but Irish representation in comedy and film is low.  Photograph:  Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

The Irish delegation to Austin’s annual SXSW event just keeps getting bigger. Enterprise Ireland, the IDA, Invest Northern Ireland, Culture Ireland(...)

It’s not often that you find yourself sitting cross-legged in a tepee debating the merits of Lionel Richie with one of Scotland’s hottest new musical (...)