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The Geneva Motor Show, A Day Without A Woman strike, SXSW, and more in the week ahead

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March 6th, 2017

Ferrari 812 Superfast to debut in Geneva
Ferrari

This week's big events include the Geneva Motor Show, SXSW, Google Cloud Next, and PAX East. It's also expected to be a week punctuated by social protest.

Wednesday March 8th, is the Day Without A Woman strike in the US and beyond. You can expect many women to take the day off work and withhold their money from stores in order to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the Trump regime. The follow-up to the Women's March is a chance for women and their allies to "act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people," according to the protest’s website.

Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, 2017
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, 2017.
Photo: Porsche

Meanwhile in Geneva... car companies are preparing to flex their engineering and design muscles with the start of the Geneva Motor Show. Vlad Savov will be on the ground covering the event live, with news trickling in all week about the latest in combustible and e-powered automobiles. We've already seen notable previews of the 789-horsepower Ferrari 812 Superfast, the production version of the Honda Civic Type R hot hatch, the Volvo XC60 SUV, the McLaren 720S supercar, and the new Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo to name just a few. Stay tuned all week because this show's going to be fun.

Google's three-day cloud-centric event dubbed Cloud Next begins Wednesday in San Francisco with both Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Alphabet's Eric Schmidt scheduled to take the stage. PAX East starts on Friday in Boston which is sure to generate some gaming news.

The nine-day SXSW show in Austin, Texas also kicks off on Friday with the start of SXSW Film Festival. The world premiere of Terrence Malick's Song to Song gets things going with an incredible cast that includes Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman, and Cate Blanchett. It's billed as a modern love story set against the Austin music scene, thus making it the perfect opening film. Of course, SXSW is much more than just films and we'll have all the important news from the conferences, festivals, and exhibitions in the days ahead.

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