The A-Z of SXSW 2012 (a beginners guide)

So you’re considering attending SXSW. Awesome. I had my first experience of this melting pot of cutting edge start-ups, countless bands, good ol’ fashioned Texas BBQ and handguns earlier in the year and I can’t wait to get back for another go. Time to drop any preconceptions, decide on your badge, bock some flights, and prepare yourself for a huge couple of days. So what do you need to know to get the most out of your experience? Here are a... Read More

Amex knows what you do not

I love this status update: Google Being Cute Oh blurry Facebook user: you could not be more spot on! If you hold an account with Gmail, Youtube, Blogger, Picasa, or any of the other myriad of Google properties, Sergey Brin & Larry Page know exactly who you are, who you interact with, what you eat, where you live, and the exact time you last took a crap… OK, I’m kidding about the last one – Only Apple has data on that. As online... Read More

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