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Qik Video Connect for iPhone offers video calling, messaging, and sharing

Fresh off its acquisition by Skype, Qik has shown that it's business (and development) as usual for the popular video app. At SXSW, Qik unveiled its new Video Connect app for iPhone which allows users to participate in video chats as well as record and share videos. In addition the free version, there will be a $2.99 Qik Video Connect Plus app. Paid users will have access to a number of slick a...

Internet Explorer 9 now available to download

Moments ago, kicked off by a hipstertastic soiree at the SXSW convention, the final build of Internet Explorer 9 was made publicly available. You can now download it from the Beauty of the Web site. There are no significant changes between the RC and the final build; it's more of a spit-and-polish than anything else. Microsoft tells us that performance has been improved on low-end machines (...

Microsoft confirms March 14 release of Internet Explorer 9

Posting on the Internet Explorer blog, Microsoft's Senior Director for Internet Explorer has just confirmed a March 14 release of IE9. It will be released at 9pm Pacific Time to coincide with a Beauty of the Web party being held at SXSW. It sounds like the party will be pretty wild, with live music from Yeasayer, the Head and the Heart, and Fences. We're told that over 1,500 people will be atte...

Foursquare 3.0 update adds recommendation engine, more deals and SXSW AmEx experiment

As promised in a company blog post, Foursquare 3.0 landed in the App Store packing quite a few changes. The biggest of these is the use of the vast amounts of check-in data Foursquare users generate. The company has now started putting the collective power of every check-in made since its inception two years ago into a new recommendation engine....

Microsoft will release Internet Explorer 9 on March 14 at SXSW

Update: Microsoft has now confirmed IE9's release at 9pm Pacific Time on March 14. According to a source that's intimately familiar with the situation, Microsoft will release the final version of Internet Explorer 9 at the SXSW conference on March 14. This information tallies nicely with what we already know: Microsoft has said that there will only be one RC, and March 14 very nearly fits th...

SXSW 2011 torrent lets you download 4.5 gigs of free music

Each year in the months leading up to the SXSW music festival, a massive collection of songs from participating performers gets assembled. The collection gets rolled up into a jumbo-sized torrent, and then given to the masses for free. The 2011 SXSW torrent packs almost four and a half gigs of musical goodness -- nearly 800 songs! The best part is that this is all guilt-free, legal-to-download-an...

DLS @ SXSW - MutualMind

There was almost no end to companies looking to track your social media efforts at this year's SXSW, and MutualMind is another runner in the race. MutualMind adds some CRM flavors to the mix, providing you with specific data on campaigns and accounts and some metrics that, in theory, allow you to make adjustments to your strategy. As any marketer will tell you, social media marketing is a fluid...

DLS @ SXSW - Glass

Glass is a cool Firefox add-on that allows you to "write" on any website, sharing "slides" (notes) with anyone you wish (and anyone willing to install the add-on and set up an account). I've seen a few attempts at this in various incarnations (one particularly useful one to me is Wired Marker, which allows you to highlight stuff on a page) but Glass looks quite easy to use and provides a real b...

DLS @ SXSW - MobbStream

Ever wanted Hulu on your iPhone? MobbStream is one attempt to put Flash content on the iPhone. If you run a website with Flash content MobbStream will allow you to convert that content in real time to an MJPEG stream, complete with interactivity, and play it on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. While the 8 frames-per-second won't really have you watching Hulu, the on-screen mouse system will at ...

DLS @ SXSW - Brown Paper Tickets

I happened to use Brown Paper Tickets a couple of months ago to buy tickets for a local comedy show. It was just as simple and easy as any other ticketing system I've used, certainly simpler (and faster) than Ticketmaster. But the real magic happens if you are putting a show together. Brown Paper Tickets has the lowest transaction fees and doesn't collect a dime if you don't sell any tickets. It...

DLS @ SXSW - Sliderocket

Sliderocket is a super-powered slide machine for you PowerPoint junkies in the audience. Not only does Sliderocket build shows, the site allows you to share those slides with viewers or collaborators, buy assets for your slides on their site, and add plug-ins to make your presentations full of live data. Add onto this some metrics (you can see how your slides are performing) and a hosted meeting...

DLS @ SXSW - Lugiron

Lugiron is one of the many companies I found at SXSW hitting the social media space with metrics and analysis for their clients. Currently they are in private beta with some undisclosed companies, but I'm eager to see how their solution plays out when the public beta goes live later this year. It sounds compelling: tie together your social media profiles (Twitter page, Facebook page, etc.) with ...

DLS @ SXSW - Crowd Fusion

I spoke to Brian Alvey, co-founder of Weblogs, Inc. and the guy who built Blogsmith -- the same engine Download Squad, TUAW, Engadget and our other blogs use) about his newest creation: Crowd Fusion. There are quite a few CMS products to choose from out there, but Crowd Fusion is built to perform at scale while boasting an impressive feature set. That's because Brian knows a thing or two about ...

DLS @ SXSW - Lifeyo

Erez dove into Lifeyo recently, so I won't duplicate his efforts here. But I should say that Lifeyo makes building snazzy websites exceptionally easy and it does it for free. If you want your own domain name on your site, it's just $30 a year. That's a great bargain considering the quality of the pages it creates and the ease with which it creates them. Try them out yourself and see....

DLS @ SXSW - PayPal

PayPal had a nice booth at SXSW and was there to promote their API and developer platform, which now allows developers (hint: mobile developers, prayers answered) to enable PayPal's e-commerce solution within their apps. They were also there promoting their new iPhone app, which allows you to manage your PayPal account and send money to merchants or friends. Here's my chat with Francesco Rovetta...