TKC 450 South by Southwest Interactive

David Measer of RPA Advertising and Lisa Pecot-Hebert of USC

Interview starts at 25:08 and ends at 49:15

I expected the smaller cities in the U.S. to be places where eventually trends made their way there and that they’d be listening to music that I listened to 10 years ago, or wearing fashion that was old. And it wasn’t like that at all. These places, cities that I couldn’t even identify on a map before I went–Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Fargo, North Dakota; Moorehead, Minnesota; Omaha, Nebraska–were actually places that were thriving in their own way. They really had an identity of their own, and they felt like they were leading the charge. They weren’t drafting off of the big coastal cities. (David Measer)

Shorter Interviews at SXSW (with times at which they start)

Steph Hay, head of conversation design at Capital One. (5:32)

Scott Totman, head of mobile technology, payments and innovation at Capital One (10:40)

“The Urgency of Now: Launching the Biden Cancer Initiative” – Joe Biden’s talk at SXSW (13:03)

Omar Siddiqui, CEO of Kiwi Inc., creators of Sequel, a bot-creation platform. He was a presenter at “Best Bot Practices” session. (17:31)

Facebook Messenger

Romance Now, a bot available on Kik

Interview with David Measer and Lisa Pecot-Hebert

“One Hundred Million People You Don’t Know But Should” – event description at SXSW. Click here for my liveblog of the session. You will need to click again on the post headline to see the individual liveblog entries.

David Measer

Lisa Pecot-Hebert

Vice

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Brain, Behavior, Story – SXSW17 liveblog

Christopher Graves, founder and president of the Ogilvy Center for Behavioral Science, has drawn a full Salon E at the Marriott. This will be my last session at South By Southwest this year. I hope there are a few brain cells available to learn something. @cgraves

 

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100 Million People You Don’t Know, But Should – SXSW17 liveblog

David Measer, advertising, and Lisa Pecot-Hebert, USC journalism. Here we go:

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Facebook Messenger session at #SXSW17 – Liveblog

Speakers: Andrew Yaroshevsky, Esther Crawford, Mikhail Larionov, Thomas Smyth. Packed room, every seat taken, maybe 300 people. We all want to learn about bots!

 

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Dean Baquet at SXSW17 – liveblog

New York Times executive editor in conversation with Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg in Ballroom D at South By Southwest:

 

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AI and Deep Learning Tech: Liveblog from South By Southwest

SXSW panel on Artificial Intelligence policy

A distinguished panel is on stage: Chani Wiggins, a DC lobbyist on security and technology issues; Rohit Prasad, vice president of Alexa Machine Learning and Speech at Amazon; Congresswoman Suzan DelBene of Washington state, and Terah Lyons, former policy advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the White House. We will be hearing about the policy challenges of Artificial Intelligence, a topic that has attracted a crowd of more than 500 in the Hilton’s Salon H.

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Best Bots: Liveblog from South By Southwest

Presenters Omar Siddiqui of Kiwi and Laura Newton of Kik

I have a front-row seat at a session titled “Best Bot Practices” here at South By Southwest Interactive. The room is nearly full, maybe 500 people here to learn how to create bots that live up to the hype. I am new to knowing what a bot is. My take is they are like texting with Alexa instead of talking to her in a can. The answers come back in text not voice.

The presenters for this session are Laura Newton, a product manager at Kik, a chat bot with 300 million registered users, and Omar Siddiqui, CEO of Kiwi, creators of Sequel, a bot platform for creating bots.

If you don’t see the liveblog entries, try clicking on the title of this post. Here goes…

 

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TKC 449 Patricia Cornwell

Author of  Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert

Interview starts at 10:27 and ends at 41:38

“Billie Jean King is very aware of my Ripper book, and we talked about it when I began all this investigation in 2001, because Billie Jean had been a friend of mine for many years. We talked about this, and she said, ‘You need to talk to the people at Amazon about this, because this is a really unusual project.’” (Photo Credit: Ecclesine)

News

Author Earnings report for February 2017

“Amazon could hammer the final nail into the iPad’s coffin” by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes at ZDENet -n March 6, 2017

Interview with Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell’s books at Amazon.com

Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert by Patricia Cornwell

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Interviews and new ideas from South By Southwest Interactive in Austin. Click here for a link to the events I have favorited and may attend.

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TKC 448 Michael Anderle

Author of The Kutherian Gambit series

Interview starts at 10:15 and ends at 43:54

When I originally put out Book 1 I had no idea if anyone cared about my stories. I didn’t want to invest a lot of time, money, and effort if nobody wanted to read it.

News

“Site of Amazon’s Cloud glitch made it especially disruptive” by Angel Gonzalez at The Seattle Times – February 28, 2017

“The embarrassing reason behind Amazon’s huge cloud computing outage this week” by Brian Fung at The Washington Post – March 2, 2017

“Summary of the Amazon S3 Service Disruption in the Northern Virginia (US-EAST-1) Region” – Amazon Web Services statement

“Amazon Cloud Snafu Snarls Web Traffic” at WSJ What’s News podcast – March 1, 2017

“Amazon Unveils First East Coast Bricks and Mortar” by Alex Green at Publishers Weekly – February 28, 2017

“Amazon plans to release new Alexa devices that can make phone calls and work as intercoms” by Jason Del Rey at Recode – March 3, 2017

Tech Tip

Lazy-Hands grip for tablet and e-readers

Interview with Michael Anderle

The Kutherian Gambit series by Michael Anderle

Stephen Campbell’s interviews with Michael Anderle at The Author Biz on November 15, 2016 and January 25, 2016

Trader’s Tales from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper series by Nathan Lowell

Her Royal Runner (The Courier Chronicles Book 0) by Joey Anderle

Next Week’s Guest

Patricia Cornwell, author of Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert

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TKC 447 Stephen Campbell

Author of Four Seasons of Reno Hart and Creator of The Author Biz podcast

Interview starts at 10:33 and ends at 42:30

The power of Amazon Publishing–if you’ve written a good book and the people at Amazon support the book–there are so many levers and knobs that they can turn to put it in front of the people who will like it. It is astonishing. There’s nothing like it.  

News

Amazon discount to celebrate Harris Poll ranking – press release on February 22, 2017

“With Amazon Books, Jeff Bezos Is Solving Digital Retail’s Biggest Design Flaw” by Noah Robischon at Fast Company – February 13, 2017

“9 Statistics Writers Should Know About Amazon” by Jane Friedman at JaneFriedman.com – February 16, 2017

Tech Tip

Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1-5) by Hugh Howie with Kindle in Motion update

Interview with Stephen Campbell

The Author Biz website and podcast

Four Seasons of Reno Hart by Stephen R. Campbell

The Hardy Boys Starter Set (5 Volumes) by Franklin W. Dixon

Cozy Mysteries (new releases in 2016) at Amazon.com

Mysteries by Agatha Christie

The Taylor Stevens Show podcast

Books by Taylor Stevens

Books by Paul Levine

Mysteries by Harry Bingham (99-cent sale ends February 24, 2017)

Books by Barbara Nickless, and her website

World’s Best Cat Litter

Content

Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert [Kindle in Motion] by Patricia Cornwell

“Jack the Ripper: Patricia Cornwell ‘Proves’ Walter Sickert Was the Killer in Second Book” by Sara C Nelson at Huffington Post – February 21, 2017

Next Week’s Guest

Michael Anderle, author of The Kurtherian Gambit series

Outro

My talented niece Fran Betlyon sings my father’s favorite song on his 90th birthday on February 18.

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