Announcing Mashable & Gowalla’s SXSW 2011 Partnership
2 Like Mashable, Gowalla is about connecting with others, discovering new things and finding inspiration to explore.That’s why we’re thrilled to announce we’ll be teaming up with the location-based service to enhance the SXSW 2011 experience. Attendees can collect custom passport stamps and earn exclusive pins for checking into the Mashable SXSWi House, the Mashable Geek Games and panels featurin
What Should Mashable Ask Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley at SXSWi?
I will be interviewing Dennis Crowley, Foursquare’s CEO and co-founder, on the big stage at SXSW Interactive. The featured Q&A will take place on Monday, March 14, at 12:30 p.m. CT at the Austin Convention Center.I’m going to start the conversation with questions about the changing face of game-dynamics and how that fits into Foursquare’s growing role as a location platform, as much as a m
Mashable Geek Games: Get Your Geek On for a Good Cause
The countdown is on for the Mashable Geek Games on Sunday, March 13, and Monday, March 14, at the Mashable SXSWi House in Austin, Texas.At the two-day, single-elimination tournament, geeks from all over will test their skills at skeeball, Twister, shuffleboard and trivia for all the geek glory and for a good cause: helping to fund a mentoring program for children in Central Texas.The $25 partic
When Irish Eyes Are Voting
2 When Irish Eyes Are Voting By John Mauldin February 26, 2011 > When Irish Eyes Are Voting An Extra “15 Million” Homes Some Thoughts on the Middle East Tokyo, Oregon, and Dallas > When Irish eyes are smiling, Sure, ’tis like the morn in Spring. In the lilt of Irish laughter You can hear the angels sing. When Irish hearts are happy, All the world seems bright and gay. And when Irish eyes are s
Calling All Geeks for the Mashable Geek Games
2 At Mashable, we love geeks, all types of geeks, and we know that geeks have many different skills — nunchuku skills, bow-hunting skills and computer skills. But do they have what it takes to compete in the Geek Games at the Mashable SXSWi House in Austin, Texas?We want all geeks to bring their A-game to compete in the Mashable Geek Games, a two-day, single-elimination tournament Sunday, March
The Modern Concert
There's nothing new about cameraphones at concerts or even filter apps like Hipstamatic (it went to war and came back with an award!), but something about this picture got me thinking today about concert culture in a hyper-connected age. More »
Comcast Is About to Give You Round-The-Clock 3D Programming
6 Starting this Sunday (February 20) at 6p EST, Comcast is launching an all-3D TV channel that runs content 24 hours a day. Unconcerned with a lack of consumer interest in 3DTVs, Comcast wants to make sure you get all the 3D hockey matches and Kings of Leon concerts you can stomach (for the record, I have a weak stomach). More »
Songkick Raises $2 Million To Help People Track, Catalog Live Music
Songkick is in the process of raising $2 million, an SEC filing reveals. Songkick indexes a host of ticket vendors, venue websites as well as local newspapers to create a database of concerts happening around the world. This provides people with a centralized way of keeping track of live performances by their favorite bands and artists. In addition, Songkick is trying to build an extensive onl
Useful Web Services, Tools and Resources For Web Designers
100+   We know how hard it is to find good useful tools that all of your developers and designers out there spend hours searching for. And for that reason, we’re regularly collecting useful online web services, tools and resources — little time-savers that can boost every designer’s workflow and save time that would otherwise be required for mundane tasks.You might have seen some of these tools in ou
Introducing the Geek Games at the Mashable SXSWi House
Join Mashable at the Mashable SXSWi House for the Geek Games on Sunday, March 13 and Monday, March 14.Mashable will invite 64 teams consisting of two to five players to participate in a single-elimination tournament of head-to-head matches in skeeball, foosball, trivia and more. There will be prizes for the winning team. More information on sign-ups for the Geek Games will be coming soon.Locate
10 Online Resources for Free, Legal Music
46 Free stuff. Those two words are enough to make one kick up one’s proverbial heels and dance out of pure, plasma-searing joy. And when that free stuff comes in the form of tunes, well, then the dancing becomes quite literal.While we know no one in our illustrious readership would ever steal music (nay! death before thieving the whiskey and cereal from the gaping maws of those starving musicians!
Join Mashable for Two Days of Events at SXSWi
Join Mashable as we expand our annual MashBash SXSWi offering to two full days at this year’s SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas.Located at Buffalo Billiards, the Mashable SXSWi House is hosting a variety of public and private events ranging from VIP dinners to open networking opportunities and parties, including the third annual MashBash SXSWi party, on Sunday, March 13.The MashBash will feature
The Truth About Cutting the Cable TV Cord
4 Ad agency Hill Holliday recently conducted an experiment, asking five families to give up cable TV in favor of connected TV devices for a week. The growing availability of online content and video subscription services, coupled with an exploding market for connected devices, has pushed the idea of cord cutting — or dropping a traditional cable TV subscription package in favor of online video s
Platform For Concertgoers Rewards Interpol Fans For Engagement
SuperGlued, an online community/iPhone app for concertgoers, is launching a contest today that will reward Interpol fans for social media activity. First of all, if you’re not familiar with SuperGlued, and you’re an avid fan of concerts, you should probably download the app [iTunes link] now (sadly, there’s no Android app — yet). The New York-based service launched in 2009, and it’s basically a
Comcast-NBC Merger: The Hulu Rules
6 Both the Justice Department and the FCC have approved Comcast’s monumental purchase of NBC Universal this morning. A cursory wade through the multiple press releases shows that the deal is full of stipulations and conditions, as the FCC itself acknowledged that the merger could create threats to “to the development of innovative online video distribution services.” Yikes. Of course this leaves peo
Tumblr’s Roadmap Heads Straight for the Creative Community
2 Tumblr founder David Karp showed up yesterday to christen his company’s new office in Richmond, Virginia. At the opening celebration, the popular blogging platform’s founder spoke extensively about the startup’s plans for the future — plans that definitely set it apart from the product-focused startup scene on the West Coast and plans that will make the most of the company’s recent $30 million
10 iPhone Apps for Music Lovers
18 When you think back to the special moments in your life, it’s likely that there’s a song attached to each one: Your first dance at your wedding, the lullaby you played every night when you were putting your newborn to bed, the song that was playing in the car when you broke up with your first love. Any time you hear that song, you are whisked right back to the emotions you felt at that particul
Foursquare Bolsters Local Content With New Partnership
2, the content farm that claims more than 22 million monthly uniques, has inked a deal with Foursquare to offer ratings and other extras on the location-based service.Starting Monday, consumers who log on to Foursquare will get access to content from 68,000 “examiners” around the country who contribute to For instance, someone who checks in while in Manhattan will get a
Mashable Awards 2010: Announcing The Winners
4 With more than 1.3 million nominations and votes, we’re pleased to announce the 2010 Mashable Awards winners.The Mashable Awards, our annual contest highlighting the very best of tech and the web, received a record number of votes this year. After entering the final round, we narrowed the list to the top five nominees in each category based on your votes. The winners received the most votes fro
Vevo Launches Emerging Artists Program
2 Music video site Vevo plans to launch an emerging artist platform called Lift at tonight’s People’s Choice Awards, with hopes to introduce music fans to new musicians as well as get them involved in said musicians’ careers.The inaugural artist to be showcased via Lift (which is sponsored by McDonald’s) will be Jessie J, a UK singer/songwriter who has written songs for the likes of pop princess
Top 10 Twitter Trends This Week
Soccer hits number one yet again this week, and everyone’s favorite South Korean 13-member boy band Super Junior returns to the Twitter stage at number two. More sports news rounds out the top trends, with a big UFC Welterweight fight taking the bronze, a death among the annals of baseball snagging number four, and our viral captivation with Minnesota’s Metrodome collapse sending that trend into t
Hands-on With Vevo HD for iPad
Music video site Vevo has just launched its brand new app for the iPad, Vevo HD. The release of Vevo HD comes four months after the company launched its first mobile app, Vevo for iPhone.Mashable had a chance to put the app through its paces and to talk to Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff about the design, upcoming features and the company’s future plans in the mobile and tablet space.In its first iteration,
A Flashing Digital Wonderland in Russia
2 Giant Russian telecom firm Yota is throwing an art festival! The two week exhibition features concerts, panels, and, most visually stimulating, some pretty spectacular looking high-tech art installations. All inside a 200 year old castle in Saint Petersburg. More »
Win a Holiday MashPack With 12 Tech Prizes & Ben Folds Tickets
‘Tis the season and Mashable has been getting into the holiday spirit by talking about this year’s most gift-worthy gadgets and inviting readers to get together at Mashable Holiday Meetups.Now we’re celebrating by giving you awesome social media and tech prizes. Every weekday for the next two weeks, we’ll give away a Holiday MashPack filled with at least 12 wish list items. A different grand prize
Dating Site Lets You Propose Cool Dates, Rather Than Pore Over Pics
18 This post is part of Mashable’s Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. The series is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark.. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here.Name: HowAboutWeQuick Pitch: HowAboutWe is an online dating site — once New York-only, now national — that lets users propose unique date activities, ma
Social Good Gets the “American Idol” Treatment Online
Charity work and non-profits are getting a shot of reality-TV inspired, crowdsourced, social gaming goodness just in time for the holidays. Yoxi, pronounced “YO-see,” is a new website that challenges teams of everyday people to create solutions for pressing social issues such as food, health, education and the environment.Yoxi picks a social issue and teams submit videos for their ideas. An online
5 Captivating Personalities From Across the Social Web
2 As part of the ongoing Mashable Awards, we’re taking a closer look at each of the nomination categories. This is “Must-Follow Personality.” Be sure to nominate your favorites and join us for the Gala in Las Vegas! Sponsorships are available. Please contact for more information.In a world where social media and pop culture collide, 2009 might’ve been most remembered for a