The South by Southwest conference rolls serious ideas and innovations into a party package. Take a peek at the flavor of this eclectic Austin confab.
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Professional StarCraft players (yes, you heard that right) Stephano and Whitera battle it out to see who is the biggest gaming geek. Stephano handily won, as predicted, with a Harry Potter-like sportscaster showing his own mastery of the game by analyzing every move on the fly. Question is, with a packed house, when will gaming geekery replace the NFL as a national sport? It's already happened in Korea.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.