The Ubiquity of Fully Autonomous Cars is Inevitable

By HOJUN CHOI Reporter with Silicon Hills News Industry analysts have argued that the mainstream use of self-driving cars is inevitable, suggesting that the technology will be a norm within the next 30 years. At this year’s “Innovation Policy Day” at South by Southwest, the Consumer Technology Association hosted a panel in which experts from […]

3D Printing is Changing the World

By HOJUN CHOI Reporter with Silicon Hills News As 3D printing technology continues to change the way companies approach product design and manufacturing, the industry is also reaching for new limits on its usability. Samantha Snabes, founder of startup re:3D, told South by Southwest festival goers that as the technology reaches new limits, more research […]

Data Mining with Artificial Intelligence is Making Businesses Smarter

By LAURA LOREK Publisher and reporter with Silicon Hills News Social media has caused an explosion in the amount of data generated by people and businesses in the last five years. Yet, data without analysis is worthless. That has led to the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning coupled with the input of humans […]

Bumble Dating Founder Focuses on Civility

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News It’s 2017 and the rules for women in the dating world haven’t changed much. That’s what Whitney Wolfe, founder of Austin’s Bumble dating service, is trying to change. Bumble is the internet dating service that lets the woman make the first move. Men and women can express […]

Mark Cuban Thinks Government Still Needs Thoughtful Disruption

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News In his heart, Mark Cuban says, he’s a libertarian. Cuban supports the Trump administration’s efforts to get rid of excessive regulation. But there’s a difference between regulations designed to protect interests with money and regulations designed to protect people. Cuban spoke at a keynote discussion on Sunday […]

Ideas and Innovation Exchange Between the EU and US at SXSW

By LAURA LOREK Publisher and Reporter with Silicon Hills News For the first time, the European Union is showcasing its technology and innovation at South by Southwest. The EU has 28 member states and various ones like the United Kingdom and Ireland have been at SXSW for years in different capacities, said James Barbour, spokesman […]

Encouraging More Startups at the University of Texas at Austin

By HOJUN CHOI Reporter with Silicon Hills News University of Texas president Greg Fenves and Bob Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet, explored ways that universities can have a bigger impact on the world at the “Research Universities Should be Better at Startups” session at South by Southwest. Metcalfe, professor of innovation at the Cockrell School of […]

Bro Culture is Hurting the Tech Industry

By LAURA LOREK Publisher and Reporter with Silicon Hills News This model of throwing lots of money at “Bros” to startup tech companies without any focus on diversity and inclusiveness is not working, said Dan Lyons. Lyons spoke to a half-empty ballroom Friday afternoon at South by Southwest Interactive on the need for reform in […]

Chilligence Launches at SXSW

South by Southwest can be a great place to launch a tech company and get traction. Honest Dollar launced at SXSW in 2015 and a year later, at SXSW, William Hurley, known as Whurley, the company’s cofounder, announced Goldman Sachs had acquired the company. This year, a different Hurley is in the spotlight. It’s Brooks […]

China Gathering Launches at SXSW

By HOJUN CHOI Reporter with Silicon Hills News Despite its growing reputation as a major economic powerhouse, U.S. investors and entrepreneurs have yet to embrace China as a viable market -namely due to its political restrictions and lack of transparency. The “China Gathering” conference and trade show at this year’s SXSW festival, however, plans to […]