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Austin looks beyond traffic to smart city future

$50 million in federal smart city funding up for grabs AUSTIN, Texas – One of seven finalists in the U.S. Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge, Austin, Texas, hopes to win $50 million to solve myriad traffic and mobility challenges by implementing smart city technologies. Earlier...

Qualcomm Invisible Museum shows smart city vision

AUSTIN, Texas – Following its January debut at the Consumer Electronics Show and a stop last month in Spain for Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm brought its Invisible Museum to South by Southwest Interactive. The splashy exhibit, on the heart of Austin's famous party-friendly 6th Street...

Wearables need better services, experts say at SxSW

Panelists: A huge amount of data doesn’t necessarily equate to a useful application AUSTIN, Texas – Wearable product developers this week discussed key challenges to driving adoption of the consumer-facing "Internet of Things" during the South by Southwest Interactive conference. Josh Gunkel, a senior developer with...

Experts say broadband is today’s most important utility

South by Southwest panel gathers urban broadband advocates to discuss bridging the digital divide AUSTIN, Texas – Broadband deployments serve to open up opportunities to largely underserved groups while stimulating larger economic growth, municipal and policy experts agreed during a South by Southwest panel session. In...

DoT announces Smart City Challenge finalists during SxSW

Smart City Challenge finalists competing for $50 million in support of transportation innovation AUSTIN, Texas – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the seven finalist cities in the Smart City Challenge funding completion. Austin, Texas, was among the seven finalists, with Foxx making...

President Obama highlights day one of South by Southwest

Obama talks tech, globalization and tacos on Texas trip AUSTIN--President Barack Obama kicked off the South by Southwest Interactive on March 11 with a keynote talk calling on technology leaders to drive change in three areas: improve government and services through digitalization, tackle big problems...

AT&T sets record for data usage at SXSW

AT&T set a record for data usage on their network at this year's South by Southwest music, film and interactive festival in Austin, Texas. The carrier giant reports more than 37 Terabytes of data traffic on their network during the event. That is a 95% increase over the...

#SXSW: Moff Band making wearables more fun

The wearables market is getting more playful with the release of the Moff Band, a smart wrist band aimed at turning anything into a toy. Moff, the creator of the Moff Band, is showing off the smart bracelet at SXSW 2015. Company representatives stopped by our...

#SXSW: AT&T releases the COWs in Austin, Texas

AT&T brings cells on wheels, Luneburg Lens for festival AUSTIN, Texas – AT&T deployed numerous network infrastructure components to accommodate the crowds of super-users attending the annual South by Southwest interactive, film and music festival. Clark Bird, an Austin-based senior network process and quality manager for...

#SXSW: Mophie teams up with St. Bernards

Mophie will dispatch rescue dog equipped with charging station AUSTIN, Texas – St. Bernards' history of bringing brandy to trapped mountaineers is getting a modern twist with device-maker Mophie; South by Southwest partiers who find themselves low on juice could get rescued by a pup...

#SxSW: AT&T ups capacity with super COW

AT&T drops cells on wheels to double capacity at SxSW AUSTIN, Texas – AT&T has deployed a super cell on wheels equipped with a Luneburg Lens, which is designed to provide 10 times the capacity of the more common single-beam antenna, to keep those attending...

SxSW 2014: Creating the console experience in mobile gaming

AUSTIN, Texas – This year’s South by Southwest Gaming Expo hosted several panels about the world of mobile gaming. One of the aspects of this is the push to offer console-quality gaming experiences for mobile users. Representatives from industry giants EA Mobile, Sega of...

SxSW 2014: What makes a great mobile ad?

AUSTIN, Texas – Mobile advertisements. They’re in our favorite free applications and games, and an everyday part of life for every mobile consumer. Yet, do we really pay much attention to their form or function? Industry experts from Havas Media, Starcom MediaVest and Renegade...

SxSW 2014: Top brands discuss future of wearable technology

AUSTIN, Texas – Wearable technology was a major focus at CES 2014, and since then buzz has only continued to grow as multiple panels at South by Southwest 2014 addressed the rising trend. Several of the world’s largest brands, including Coca-Cola and Visa, spoke...

SxSW 2014: Snowden speaks on security, app encryption

AUSTIN, Texas – Edward Snowden, the famed NSA whistle-blower gave his first public appearance since leaking secret information about the NSA’s massive web of surveillance. No, he wasn’t there in person, but was beamed into a Google Hangout with the Austin audience, pinging the...

SxSW Interactive 2014: Come Join Us!

It's that time of year again when the worlds of tech, film, and music descend on downtown Austin, Texas for an entire week. South by Southwest begins Friday, March 7. RCR Wireless News will be there covering the event and reporting on the topics...

SXSW 2012: AT&T 3G faltered at SXSW, but LTE users were well served

Tens of thousands of geeks were in Austin, Texas, this week for the South by Southwest Interactive conference (SxSW or SxSWi if you prefer) and mobile was a big part of the event. Verizon Wireless' network seemed to hold up well, but both the...

SXSW 2012: Mobile payments in the spotlight at SXSW Interactive

AUSTIN, Texas – It's been a busy month for startups trying to gain visibility in the mobile payments space. They barely had time to catch their breath after Mobile World Congress before it was time to head to San Jose for this week's Mobile...

Hurricane Party hopes to blow users away with Forecast app

If you grew up on the West Coast, you may or may not have heard the term "hurricane party" before – it's a multi-day party held during a hurricane, where guests bring sleeping bags, radios, food and other hurricane supplies. Of course in the chaos...

Austin mobile video companies flourish

Austin is known as the home of the South-by-Southwest (SXSW) festival, which has become one the premier tech culture events in the world.  When you consider that two of the three named components of the festival are “Film” and “Interactive,” then you’d expect to...

AT&T adds hotzone on Sixth Street

Dallas-based AT&T Inc. (T) announced that the mobile carrier is launching a Wi-Fi “hotzone” in Austin on the popular downtown nightlife area of Sixth Street. The offering is the company’s fifth major hotzone, with other venues at Times Square in New York City, Wrigleyville...

AT&T adds hotzone on Sixth Street

Dallas-based AT&T Inc. (T) announced that the mobile carrier is launching a Wi-Fi “hotzone” in Austin on the popular downtown nightlife area of Sixth Street. The offering is the company’s fifth major hotzone, with other venues at Times Square in New York City, Wrigleyville...

AT&T Mobility bolsters SXSW, Austin mobile coverage

AUSTIN, Texas--There was little carrier exposure in terms of physical presence at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin this year, which is largely a shame due to all the opportunities for collaboration and investment available for mobile carriers at the...

AT&T Mobility bolsters SXSW, Austin mobile coverage

AUSTIN, Texas--There was little carrier exposure in terms of physical presence at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin this year, which is largely a shame due to all the opportunities for collaboration and investment available for mobile carriers at the...

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