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SXSW: Tech buzz

Music and movies aside, SXSW also played home to the newest in tech

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The splashiest new app at SXSW Interactive, the tech portion of the festival? Highlight, a geolocation app that alerts you to nearby friends and people with similar interests.

People were talking — in a bad way — about the decision to transform homeless Austinites into Wi-Fi hot spots.

Interactive got an infusion of star power from Leonardo DiCaprio (in town as an investor in the photo-sharing app Mobli) and Jay-Z, who played a last-minute concert sponsored by American Express.