Tradeshow
SXSW Tradeshow 2014 - 

We're only a couple days into the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival, but Marketplace Tech has already been hard at work covering the most important panels and interviewing the biggest names in the tech industry.

Check out the slideshow above for pictures of our experience so far

From raising our hands at Julian Assange's skyped-in appearance to visually confirm that yes, we could hear him in spite of a shoddy internet connection, to testing out crazy flavor combinations from Oreo's cookie printer, the festival has been everything we hoped for and nothing we expected all at the same time. Throw in a conversation with actress Rosario Dawson? We'll take it. (Just click the audio player above to listen.) 

Still to come: a conversation with Biz Stone on his forthcoming book, Things A Little Bird Told Me, our coverage of Edward Snowden's panel discussion, and Neil Young joins us to talk about his new music streaming service called Pono.

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