Wrecking ball at Mashable House. (Kevin Schwaller/KXAN)

Austin is abuzz as SXSW roars into town

Social media is buzzing as South By Southwest officially kicked off Friday. The Music, Film and Interactive Festival was trending on Twitter…

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Snowden, Assange top bill at SXSW

Surveillance. Online privacy. Robots. Food processing. Wearable computers. To get a sense of what's on the minds of the tech industry's thin…