“SXSW Interactive includes more than 800 total sessions as well as dozens and dozens of competitions, exhibits, and networking events. This scale of programming means that identifying big-picture trends can be challenging. But every year, a handful of topics that gain more buzz, more discussion and more media attention than others do tend to separate themselves from the pack. Read below for the 10 trends that we feel will gain the most traction this March in Austin.”

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“2015 is going to be a good year for retail, according to the National Retail Federation. The trade organization outlined its sales predictions for the year Thursday, projecting the biggest growth year for the industry since 2011.”

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““While Amazon still clearly rules the digital shopping roost, other retailers are finally getting their digital businesses in order such that shoppers don’t always have to think Amazon first,” writes Wendy Liebmann, CEO of WSL Strategic Retail in her report, “Trends From the Edge.””

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