Social serendipity became one of the hottest trends for this Austin conference, leveraging new technology around ambient discovery to connect people of similar interests. Highlight, Forecast, Ban.jo and the other discovery apps became the darlings of this year’s event, marking SXSW a successful laboratory to test the latest in social tech.
Microsoft’s Kinect stunned the Entertainment Expo, then the newness wore off. A motion sensing camera addition, is it enough of a technological advancement to carry XBox to the next level? Some say yes, and some say no. With all the disappointments in Microsoft initiatives recently, is Kinect just another hollow promise?