Has South by Southwest lost its way?

The quirky annual tech conference in Austin is one of the most popular events on the planet. But, as corporate money starts flowing some say SXSW has lost its charm.

Has "South-by" lost its direction?

For several years running, that question has hovered over the iPhone-clutching tech cogniscenti who made the annual springtime pilgrimage to the mecca of geek- and hipster-dom in Austin, Texas.

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