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A year doesn't pass without someone asking me: Is South By SouthWest (SXSW) really worth it?

After five years of SXSW Interactive, my team and I still maintain that it is. While Interactive started as the place we went to glimpse the near and not-so-near future, to expand our thinking, and to consider the possibilities ahead, it has also become the place to get hands-on with the here and now. It is impossible to leave SXSW without being excited, hopeful, and perhaps just a little bit terrified (isn't the unknown always a bit scary?).

Much controversy and mystery has surrounded Google's Eric Schmidt and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson's trip to North Korea. U.S. officials have criticized it, calling it ill-timed given the regime's allegedly illegal launch of a satellite last...

Once again, Apple is sitting out the Consumer Electronics Show, and once again, its presence is felt everywhere in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Rumors are still flying regarding the expected emergence of a new form of Apple TV; meanwhile, Google is giving its own television dreams another go. Tablets of all shapes and sizes are also flooding the CES show floor, ready to knock the iPad off its perch. The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show is well underway in Las Vegas this week, and as usual, Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) isn't displaying any wares at the convention. But the company's

Google will release a flagship Android tablet in the next six months to challenge Apples iPad, its chairman Eric Schmidt has revealed. In an echo of the firm’s smartphone strategy, whereby its own Nexus range forms the vanguard of the Android attack on the iPhone, Mr Schmidt said Google is developing a tablet. “In the next six months we plan to market a tablet of the highest quality,” he told an Italian newspaper.

Hachette Book Group today announced a new alliance with Bloomberg Businessweek to publish in e-book form select special projects from the magazine. This collaboration will launch with the e-book release "Steve Jobs 1955-2011 by Bloomberg Businessweek," which is drawn from Bloomberg Businessweek's October 10, 2011, issue capturing the complicated and remarkable life, work and achievements of Steve Jobs. 

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