SXSW Interactive 2013 Trade Show Favorites

SXSW Interactive 2013 Trade Show Favorites

Summary: The SXSW Interactive 2013 trade show featured exciting and innovative products and exhibitors. Themes included waterproof cases, 3D mobile apps, privacy and more.


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  • SXSW Trade Show Tweet-activated candy dispenser

    Many exhibitors had playful toys that often simply delighted passers-by. For example, to use this candy dispenser, all we needed to do was @ reply the company on Twitter and add the hashtag for which kind of candy we wanted it to give us. The company was a garder-variety domain registrar.

    Photo by John Adams.

  • Hatsune Miku at SXSW 2013 Trade Show

    The Hatsune Miku phenomenon had a large presence at the expo. Hatsune Miku is a "vocaloid" - a singing, performing 3D virtual persona that has an enormous, devoted fan base. The female animation performs live concerts, and 'her' songs are crowdsourced (contributions from fans comprise much of the songs). As someone who covers a variety of tech trade shows (for over a decade), this exhibit completed my sense that the SXSW 2013 Trade Show was truly a world-class, unforgettable experience.

    Photo by John Adams.

Topics: Apps, Android, Emerging Tech, Hardware, iPhone, iPad, Start-Ups

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