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How Google Ventures does rapid prototyping ‘design sprints’ with its 170 startups

How do you avoid the Duke Nukem Forever nightmare scenario of never shipping? Or how do you avoid shipping crap?<p>Those are two of the problems that Google Ventures companies face every day. So the $1.2 billion investment fund hired two designers to work with its 170 portfolio companies. And today …

Articles about 5 extraordinary homes under 2000 square feet on Dwell.com - Dwell

Graham Hill shares another view of the near-magical efficiency of his 350-square-foot apartment in New York.<p>A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration...<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's …

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Google Search Gets More Personal, Now Lets You Find Your Flight Info, Reservations, Photos And More

Google today announced a number of search features that make it easier for you to find your own personal information through Google Search. The search engine can now find information about your upcoming flights (“Is my flight on time?”), hotel or OpenTable reservations, package delivery information …

Twitter reportedly testing giant cards to replace your TV Guide

Twitter may be testing a new TV-focused feature to its mobile app, at least for some users. A tip from <i>TechCrunch</i> reader ASG on Twitter shows a new card that's placed at the top of his timeline. The card suggests a trending TV show, listing how many tweets mention it and when it last aired. Tapping …