In March, the American Internet scene -- and also quite a few Europeans -- will descend on Austin, Texas, for the South by Southwest festival. SPIEGEL ONLINE will be presenting panels addressing the NSA spying scandal and problems start-ups face in Europe.
Austin's South by Southwest festival is the place where Twitter and Foursquare both achieved their breakthroughs. Each year, tens of thousands of visitors descend on the Texas city for the festival, which runs for several days and features music, film and interactive events. This year, SPIEGEL ONLINE will also be presenting a number of events together with Hamburg's Reeperbahn Festival. The Hamburg Interactive Day will be held at the German Haus on March 9.