SXSWORLD February 2013


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The XW series of synthesizers represents the beginning of a brand new era at Casio. The Crystal Method will perform using the XW-G1 synth during SXSW Music. Urthecast is working on the world's first near-live HD video feed of Earth from the International Space Station. The company recently appointed William "Mac" Evans, former Canadian Space Agency president, to its board of directors. In addition to iHeartRadio's 1,500 live stations and user-created custom stations, listeners can now select the new "Perfect For" feature to browse through a menu of moods and activities suited to a particular day and time. higi (sounds like piggy) is a brand new way to know more about yourself and live a better, healthier life. Own your higi Score. Millions of college students use MyEdu to get their degrees in less time than through traditional schooling. MyEdu's credentialing system helps these same students to visually display their unique talents and connect with jobs. BMI puts technology into motion, announcing enhancements to BMI Mobile and BMI Live that have served thousands of songwriters, many of whom have received their first performing right royalties. CineCoup Film Accelerator is a disruptive new model for filmmakers to develop, market and finance their feature films. Filmmaking teams apply to CineCoup with a twominute trailer and advance through a gamified selection funnel on the CineCoup social web platform. The Top 10 projects will be optioned for development, with one selected for up to $1 million (CDN) in production financing and guaranteed release in Cineplex theatres in January 2014. The U.S. Department of Energy, a 2012 SXSW ECO sponsor, is actively managing a $50,000 Apps for Vehicles Challenge that seeks to improve safety and fuel efficiency through technology innovation. Liberated data from cars and trucks may be the "next GPS" for entrepreneurs. AAMPP™ is a social music network focused around giving up-andcoming musicians and music professionals the ability to share with fans what they love most: music. 60 Hobnob Amplified 4G 50 40 30 Verizon 4G AT&T 4G 20 T-Mobile 4G 10 0 Hobnob set a mobile network performance record of 52 Mbps download and 24 Mbps upload, speeds that are more than twice as fast as the fastest 4G networks available today. SMS Audio, a premier headphone and accessories brand from Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, recently announced a partnership with Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley. BEVERLY HILLS AVALON NEW YORK CASSA SAN FRANCISCO HOTEL ZETTA SANTA MONICA DELFINA Book your reservation and receive 25% off the best available rate using Promo Code SXSW. 8 SXSWORLD / FEBRUARY 2013

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