Connect With Fellow SXSW 2011 Attendees at a Mashable Meetup

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From March 11 to March 20, creative people will come together to share ideas about media, technology and entertainment at the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. But why not get the party started early? We’re rallying readers to organize or attend a pre-SXSW Mashable Meetup on February 16. Less than a month […]

Foursquare’s Growth Not Slowing Down: 725,000 Users, 22 Million Checkins

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Mobile social network Foursquare keeps on releasing new stats on its growth, and why shouldn’t it? The numbers are nothing short of impressive. Just 12 days ago, Foursquare grew by nearly 100,000 users in 10 days, taking its total number of users to somewhere north of 600,000. Now a new update from the company reveals that Foursquare has almost 725,000 …

How SXSW Bands are Using Online Music Videos

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As we’ve seen in the past, a music video can launch a band into the indie stratosphere when shared in the online space — YouTube even got hip to the trend with its Musician’s Wanted program. This state of affairs got us wondering: How do some of today’s up-and-coming indie acts use online music videos in their quest for stardom? …

Foursquare Adds Almost 100,000 Users in 10 Days

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Foursquare might’ve been last year’s breakout app at SXSW, but it looks like this year’s conference had a much more profound impact on the service’s growth. The location based network tweeted on Wednesday afternoon that it’s added “almost 100,000 users” in the past 10 days. That’s a huge number when you consider that the year-old company reported having “over 500,000” …

Twitter CEO Evan Williams Speaks at SXSW [LIVE COVERAGE]

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This afternoon at SXSW in Austin, Texas, Twitter CEO Evan Williams is expected to end months of speculation by revealing his company’s plans for an advertising platform. Williams — whose company pulled in an estimated $25 million revenue last year through search partnerships with Google and Microsoft — will be taking the stage momentarily (3pm ET) for an interview with …

Details: Twitter’s New @Anywhere Platform

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Twitter CEO Evan Williams just announced at SXSW that his company is taking another step to integrate with the rest of the web with a new platform called @anywhere. Operators of third-party websites will be able to plug in @anywhere to integrate some basic Twitter functionality without requiring their users to navigate away from a page. When you visit a …

The Rise of Foursquare in Numbers [STATS]

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Yesterday, Foursquare turned one. You read that right: The mobile social network that made its splash at SXSW 2009 and has tremendous buzz is just 366 days old. Despite that short amount of time, Foursquare has more than half a million users, 1.4 million venues and 15.5 million checkins, and it’s still growing. Experian Hitwise decided to use this milestone …

Gowalla Launches on webOS and Vies for Your Checkins with Free Stuff

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Foursquare is battling for your SXSW check-ins with a musical scavenger hunt. Rival Gowalla is going to go after them with free gadgets – specifically free Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus devices as part of a promotion the location-based social networking service is unveiling in conjunction with their just-launched app for webOS. The app should hit the Palm …