Electronic Design

South By Southwest Interactive Festival Is Socially Mobile

Although we failed to attend this year's South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive festival in Austin, we thought we’d share a couple of interesting articles on the event.

The first was by Maureen Farrell of Forbes (who also wasn’t there). She writes about Mike Yavonditte and his 5-month old company Hashable, a mobile networking site. She says Hashable is becoming the darling or breakout company of this year’s event. Read the article at bit.ly/hyyEh.

The other is by Mike Swift of Silicon Valley MercuryNews.com. He writes about Matthew Rosenberg, co-founder of New York-based Fast Society, a mobile service that allows groups of people to communicate simultaneously through a text-message-based system. Referring to entrepreneurs, Swift quotes the 28-year-old Rosenburg as saying, "We're the new rock stars." Read about Fast Society and other startups in Swift’s article at www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_17607742?nclick_check=1.

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