CNN.com Tech writer John Sutter spoke with U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and Scott Case, CEO of StartUp America Partnership, on-stage at the CNN Grill today. Today marked day 1 of Case's new gig at StartUp America, an Obama-administration venture to jump-start the economy and encourage technological innovation.
Sutter asked the duo about the technology they use in their personal lives and how they think technology can lead America to a better future.
This afternoon, Entertainment editor Katie Caperton sat down with actor Rainn Wilson for the first showcase interview at the CNN Grill at SXSW. He's in town to premiere his new movie "Super" about an every-day man who becomes a Super Hero. His interview kicks off CNN's Grill programming. When asked about his 2 million Twitter followers, he said that he thinks social media is a good way for people to get to know him but he is cautious.
About the wrap of "The Office," Wilson said: it's sad to see Steve Carrell go, but the show must go on. We'd love to have Anderson Cooper as Dunder Mifflin's new boss!
Eliot Spitzer describes video of Minamisoma, Japan, wiped out by a tsunami from an earthquake, as "absolutely shocking."
Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) narrates the sights and sounds of the massive quake and tsunami that struck Northeastern Japan. Anderson is currently en route to Japan.
Janet Rollé, who has led marketing strategy and execution for leading media brands at BET, MTV Networks and HBO, will join CNN Worldwide as executive vice president and chief marketing officer, it was announced today by Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide. Rollé, who will report directly to Walton, will be based in New York.
Rollé is joining CNN from BET Networks, where as executive vice president and chief marketing officer she led brand strategy and marketing efforts, including on-air promotions, off-channel and digital marketing, affiliate and trade marketing. She directed a redesign of the BET network on air, and comprehensive, multi-platform marketing campaigns for the brand’s signature successes, including BET’s history-making scripted series THE GAME, The BET Honors and the BET Awards, for which BET received multiple Promax/BDA Awards. Advertising Age magazine named her one of “10 Who Made Their Mark” in 2010 for her noteworthy brand development work at BET.