Weekend Reading: The Best of SXSW 2014

March 14, 2014

This week 50,000 creative minds transcended upon Austin for the annual South by Southwest festival. What were the hot topics? Did the next Big Idea take off, as Twitter did at SXSW a few years ago? What new trends and technologies should we put on our radars?

From Big Data and the future of social media to "idea vomiting" and hacking happiness -- and don't forget Google Chairman Eric Schmidt's keynote speech on privacy -- a whole wealth of topics were discussed.

Check out presentations from SXSW 2014 here. 

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Here are a few presentations from the festival not to miss:

The Power of Persuasion

These days, countless apps aim to improve our everyday lives, whether it’s a fitness tool reminding us to exercise or a finance app telling you to save more. Recently, though, there has been a rise in a different technology -- one that influences us without us consciously knowing it. Find out how you can do this with your products, as well as how you might be being influenced on the receiving end.