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SXSW Interactive is still the most valuable business weekend of the year

For the last few years, in-the-know marketers have said that SXSW has jumped the shark.<p>And sure, some B2B software companies are skipping out on the …

5 Themes That Will Dominate SXSW This Year

Here's what to watch for when the conference comes to Austin later this month.<p>When South by Southwest kicks off March 10, more than 400,000 people will descend on Austin for 10 days. Some come to find out what's hot (or not) in startups. Others come for the film or the rock 'n' roll. Almost …

The Austin 100

Every year, the SXSW Music Festival serves a daunting, days-long feast of sounds from around the world. And once again, NPR Music's Austin 100 is here to distill it all down to a digestible meal of music discovery.<p>Picked from a playlist that spanned more than a hundred hours, these 100 songs …

Los Angeles

What To See And Do At SXSW 2017

Here are our recommendations for which events you shouldn’t miss—including highlights from the Fast Company Grill.<p>So you’re in Austin this weekend and overwhelmed by all that SXSW has to offer. Fear not: We’ve put together a cheat sheet for you, which includes a sampling of events <i>Fast Company</i> is …

8 "Weird" Ways to Experience SXSW

Headed to Austin for SXSW? Keep it weird with memorable experiences part of this year’s festival.<p><b>1.</b> Eat at the “Breaking Bad" restaurant.Los Pollos Hermanos, the restaurant from the cult fave TV show, has popped up at 122 W. 5th Street. Stop by for snacks and appearances by stars of the show’s …

A Guide to the Films, Food, and More at This Year’s SXSW

South by Southwest, the annual Austin-based festival for music, film, and beyond, can be a disorienting experience—a deluge of mixed media that sits smack at the intersection of art and commerce. One minute you’re listening to a rousing opening speech by Senator Cory Booker, the next, Bud Light is …

Where to Eat in Austin During South by Southwest 2017 | Food & Wine

The city has so much more than breakfast tacos, booze and barbecue.<p>1 of 16<p>Coffee: Wright Bros. Brew & Brew<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 16<p>Coffee: Mañana<p>3 of …

Emerging Trends -- Commercial Real Estate and the Future of Work

Every year at about this time commercial real estate wonks dig into the publication of a battery of predictions  --  who shall live and who shall die  --  about the fortunes of commercial real estate for the coming year. The report, published annually through a collaboration between …

Ex-Cube Farm 100 Van Ness Renting Fast to Tech Worker Bees

100 Van Ness, the former drab 1970s AAA building that has transformed into a glassy apartment block, is officially open for business. The renovation, led by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, won't wrap up for a few months, but apartments are already going fast. 100 Van Ness started leasing a few weeks ago …

Last Week's Top Sales: The Liz Taylor of Mansions Recommits

<b>Listed for:</b> $8.995M<b><br>Received:</b> $8.9M<b><br>Size:</b> 5-bed, 7.5-bath, 9,540-square-foot single-family home<b><br>Location:</b> 3725 Washington St, Presidio Heights<b><br>The skinny:</b> We're honestly going to miss this place. The public areas downstairs look more like a small sculpture museum than a residence, with their pale stone …

Dr. Teeth and the Condo Mayhem

After sweeping through Planning in June, the new condos planned for the Dugoni School of Dentistry in Pacific Heights will begin construction this month. The retrofit, designed by <b>Handel Architects</b>, will add two additional levels to the eight-story structure, for a total of 76 units. The target …

Last Week's Top Sales: Sexy Staircases and Gloomy Ballrooms

<b>Listed for:</b> $9.75M<b><br>Received:</b> $11.75M<b><br>Size:</b> 4-bed, 3.5-bath, 4,656-square-foot single-family home<b><br>Location:</b> 2610 Scott St, Pacific Heights<b><br>The skinny:</b> If this total stunner had been on the market for more than six days (which is how long it took to go into contract), it would have nabbed the No. 14 spot …

Holy Flip! Ramshackle Church Is Born Again As Victorian Manse

When it landed on the market for $995K back in 2012, NoPa's 601 Broderick was a decrepit Victorian that had most recently been used as a Baptist church. Paint was peeling, windows were boarded up, and a wooden entryway had been haphazardly added to the old home's facade. The church's listing …

Once $24M, Marin Home of Swindlers Now Seeks $15M, Honest

The huge estate at 185 Gilmartin drive in Tiburon is filled with both lavish amenities and sordid stories. In the late 1990s, a Ukrainian businessman took up residence there before being arrested on the property on fraud charges. He was succeeded by convicted money launderers Rebecca and Terry …

How to Stay Calm in a Crisis

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When a crisis hits your business, you have to put aside fear, anger, and anxiety to tackle it with level-headed leadership. That's a tall order when the stakes are high. But learning to stay calm in a crisis will inspire confidence among …

Self-help

Why Businesses Should Listen To Customers On Social Media

While a majority of companies use social media for marketing and sales, it can be an even more effective tool for customer service. Social media gives customers an opportunity for a quick resolution of problems: Some 81 percent of Twitter users now expect a same-day response to questions and …