More than 24,500 attendees registered for SXSW this year, a 27% increase from last year -- and it showed. Huge crowds were the norm, cabs impossible to come by. Attendees waited more than an hour-and-a-half the first day to pick up their badges in a line that snaked around the Austin Convention Center's entire first floor.
Couldn't make it to this year's new media pow-wow? Here's everything you need to know in 500 words or less.
|Jeff Bezos: Grinch that stole Amazon's Xmas|
|You can stash up to $18,000 in your 401(k) next year|
|Carl Icahn is from the mean streets of Queens|
|Is the U.S. holding too much oil in reserve?|
|She's America's youngest female billionaire - and a dropout|