Cut through the noise and get the best South by Southwest events, tips, tools and buzz.

The Internet has been all abuzz with excitement for weeks, and now thousands of reporters, entrepreneurs, creatives and artists will begin descending on Austin for the biggest digital event of the year. SXSW can be quite overwhelming, with hundreds of companies vying for the spotlight alongside world-class musical acts and panel discussions. To help cut through to what's worth your time, we've curated a few events, the best tools and the worthiest buzz for SXSW 2013 attendees.

Need a lift to an event? Even though free rideshares are banned, you could always do a paid carpool with the SideCar app (it's like a more sustainable and community-oriented Uber). But if you don't have far to go and feel like getting weird, why not piggyback it? Lyft, another rideshare app, is setting up on-demand piggyback rides.

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