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Google Funds a Design School That Works Like a Tech Incubator

Ponder this for a second: How different would HBO's <i>Silicon Valley</i> be if the main character Richard had been a designer instead of a programmer?<p>The …

Design Thinking Presentation @HITEC

AGENDA<br>WHY MINDING THE USER?<p>DESIGN THINKING IN DETAIL<p>BUSINESS MODEL CANVAS<p>DESIGN THINKING IN BIG COMPANIES<p>THE SAP PERSPECTIVE<p>TO SUM UP...<br>THE …

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Colossal chart compares hundreds of sci-fi's greatest spaceships

The world of sci-fi has brought us countless spaceships and other galaxy-hopping vessels, but no one's ever brought them all together quite like this. Dirk Loechel has charted out a massive size comparison of ships from dozens of fictional worlds. As you'd expect, iconic franchises like <i>Star Trek,</i> …

We Heart It's Recipe For Visual Web Success

You’ve probably never heard of We Heart It. But that’s about to change.<p>Combining Pinterest’s image-sharing platform with Tumblr’s teenage appeal, We Heart It is a perfect storm of what becomes viral success on the visual Web. It’s a hit with 20 million users, who apparently can’t get enough of it. …

The Business App 50: The Best Apps To Help You Do Your Job

These devices have transformed our daily lives. While much attention is given to the coolest consumer apps, mobile apps that help you do your job better are arguably even more important.<p>With that in mind, we've assembled a collection of apps that can help you be a rock star at work.<p>We curated this …

Kids And TV: Watching An Extra Hour Can Harm Kindergarten Performance, Study Says

Yet another data point has been added to the ongoing debate over how much TV watching is too much for young children.<p>A study of Canadian children has found that even an extra hour of TV time -- above the daily average of 72 minutes -- could significantly harm a child’s performance in kindergarten, …

Firefox 23 Launches With Built-in Share Button, New Security Features On Desktop, Updated “Awesome Screen” On Mobile

Mozilla today launched Firefox 23, which adds a couple of interesting features that extend the browser’s capabilities beyond just displaying websites. On the desktop, Firefox recently added the ability to integrate a number of social sites like Facebook, Cliqz and Mixi or new sites like msnNOW into …

Do Lean Startup Principles Have a Place in the Enterprise?

<i>Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by James Donelan, the VP of engineering at MuleSoft, provider of the world’s most widely used integration platform.</i><p>There is a lot of talk about the lean startup and whether it works or not. Some proclaim it is critical to the success of any startup and …

Unda Plans to Challenge Skype in Video Messaging

Unda is the brainchild of Nao Tokui and Oscar “Akira” Yasser, who had a gut feeling that mobile video sharing was set to explode.<p>“It’s actually funny it took so long,” Yasser told TNW. “We all knew that mobile video was happening, with video becoming one the main drivers of data consumption. After …

To-Do App 24me Adds In-App Gifting To Let You Send Your Friends Real World Stuff

Israel-based startup 24me isn’t your typical to-do list app, since it’s designed to not only help you make a list of stuff that needs doing, but to actually help get that stuff done. The startup has partnered with crowdsourced errand services like TaskRabbit to make that happen, and today it’s also …