CNET: Mark Zuckerberg Talks Building Avatars and Buying Sweatshirts in the Metaverse

CNET: Mark Zuckerberg Talks Building Avatars and Buying Sweatshirts in the Metaverse. “Zuckerberg was speaking via video at SXSW on Tuesday, in conversation with Daymond John, founder and CEO of Fubu, and one of the sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank. He touched on a variety of issues facing the metaverse, very broadly defined as a digital world (or worlds) that builds off the internet, via technology including smartphones, VR headsets and AR glasses, and that will be a place to socialize, work and shop. “

Mashable: Beloved former Nintendo prez craps all over Facebook and the metaverse

Mashable: Beloved former Nintendo prez craps all over Facebook and the metaverse. “Reggie Fils-Aimé, the former president and CEO of Nintendo of America, is clearly no fan of Facebook and its recent push into VR with the metaverse. At this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, Fils-Aimé took the opportunity to completely unload on Mark Zuckerberg’s social media conglomerate, now known as Meta, while speaking with Emily Chang of Bloomberg.”

USPTO: Get the USPTO to SXSW 2022

USPTO: Get the USPTO to SXSW 2022 . “We need your PanelPicker votes to ensure intellectual property (IP) is part of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference conversation. From August 10-26, 2021, you can vote for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 2022 PanelPicker session proposals. Make sure you leave comments about what you’d like us to talk about, and share the details about the panels with friends. You can vote for more than one panel, and you can vote even if you don’t plan to attend SXSW.”

Mashable: SXSW got canceled by the pandemic. So it built Austin in VR for 2021.

Mashable: SXSW got canceled by the pandemic. So it built Austin in VR for 2021.. “I was in a freefall high above Congress Avenue, or some acid-dream version of it, in Austin, (definitely not) Texas, with the ‘street’ below me rapidly coming into view….This was SXSW 2021. Or, to be exact, SXSW Online XR — a partial, virtual reality recreation of the familiar streets and venues that typically play host to the annual celebration of interactive, film, and art worlds. And it was alive inside of VRChat, the popular and scrappy social platform.”

2017 SWSX Music Torrent Now Available

The 2017 SXSW music torrent is now available. “For the past several years Ben Stolt has taken the time and effort to put all of the MP3s on BitTorrent. Last week he published the latest 2017 torrent, which consists of 1,201 tracks totaling 7.86 gigabytes of free music. All the tracks released for the previous editions are also still available and most of these torrents remain well-seeded. The 2005 – 2017 archives now total more than 77 gigabytes.”

Google Doing Giant Claw Machine For SXSW

Um, okay. Apparently Google is going to have a giant claw machine at SXSW. “Google is well known for attending events and having quite outlandish stands; their Mobile World Congress stands used to reign supreme with an Android themed slide, but they pulled their MWC stand of late. The outlandish stands are back though, with the Google Store intending to have a giant bubble-booth/Claw Machine at pop-culture and entertainment event South-by-Southwest (SXSW) which starts later this week.” Protip for Google: If you want to do a carnival game, maybe do one that isn’t widely considered to be a scam.