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Sweden boasts the world's fastest 4G speeds; US ranks a lowly 8th

Bragging rights go to Apple as per-share price now tops Google

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For the first time, it now costs more to buy a share of Apple than to buy a share of Google [Read more]...
Bragging rights go to Apple as per-share price now tops Google

With New Kred and Klout Revamps, It's Makeover Season for Social Influence

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It’s probably pretty easy for startups like Kred and Klout to make their case to big brands. At their core, the products gauge a person’s sway in the social realm, measuring how much their voice matters across the cacophony of tweets and shares in the social media sphere. So if...
With New Kred and Klout Revamps, It's Makeover Season for Social Influence

London's Onefinestay Nabs Plum District VP Jackson Hull: File It Under 'Silicon Valley Comes To London For The Realism'

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Last year European startup Songkick got bragging rights for bagging a new CTO by luring Dan Crow away from Google’s London office, now London-based ‘unhotel’ startup, onefinestay, has bagged a West Coast exec as its CTO, convincing him and his family to relocate all the way from the Valley to rainy old London. In case...
London's Onefinestay Nabs Plum District VP Jackson Hull: File It Under 'Silicon Valley Comes To London For The Realism'

Review: Create very strong and secure passwords with the free PWGen

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It's very fashionable among hackers these days to randomly choose someone's online account and break into it for bragging rights. If you are determined not to become a victim of hacking, then you need to strengthen and overhaul all of your passwords. It's no longer cute or safe to...
Review: Create very strong and secure passwords with the free PWGen

And now, the VentureBeat staff will do a blind taste test of Pepsi’s newest soft drink

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This week, we cover a smattering of tech news in our weekly video round-up — but first, we conduct a blind taste test of Pepsi’s newest soda pop-style beverage. Irrelevant? Perhaps. But we were so excited that Pepsi picked us to taste the new hotness that we’re overlooking the...
And now, the VentureBeat staff will do a blind taste test of Pepsi’s newest soft drink

Consolidating Smartphone Market Putting Pressure on Second-Tier Makers

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A lot of attention is being rightly paid to the battle between Apple and Samsung for bragging rights atop the smartphone market. The two are neck and neck when it comes to the U.S. smartphone market. But even more interesting, perhaps, is what is happening to the next tier of...
Consolidating Smartphone Market Putting Pressure on Second-Tier Makers

Steam's virtual trading cards award prizes for your time well wasted

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Well, this is interesting. While the rest of the world was ogling over what's coming down the pipe from Google, Steam introduced collectible virtual trading cards that you can earn by playing games, and trade in for bragging rights and prizes. Sound odd? Sure, but it's also rather neat....
Steam's virtual trading cards award prizes for your time well wasted

HTC One X and One S come to Orange, T-Mobile on Thursday

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If you've already decided whether you're Team One X or Team One S, and live in the UK, then get ready to flex the plastic on Thursday. Both T-Mobile and Orange have announced that's the day you can pick one up in store and online (and even over the...
HTC One X and One S come to Orange, T-Mobile on Thursday
Inside QuakeCon: gaming, sleep deprivation, and BAWLS

Leap: Better Living Through Scavenger Hunts

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Do you ever wish you were more… I don’t know… awesome? Wish you remembered to hit the gym more often, or floss your teeth daily, or to call your mom once a week to say hello? Don’t worry. Me too. We can do it together. Well, we’d each floss...
Leap: Better Living Through Scavenger Hunts

Sony Xperia J gets a pre-unveiling hands-on, suggests we'll get exactly what we pay for

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Giving Sony phones hands-on time before they're even announced must be in vogue this year. Hot on the heels of its look at what's now called the Xperia T, Mobile-review has given the entry-level Xperia J a full inspection without even the hint of a press release in sight....
Sony Xperia J gets a pre-unveiling hands-on, suggests we'll get exactly what we pay for

World's first two-megajoule ultraviolet laser fired in California: no, you can't buy one

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The Wolverines may have concocted the "most intense" laser in the universe back in '08, but it's a group of grinners at the National Ignition Facility in Livermore, California that can now lay claim to firing the planet's first two-megajoule ultraviolet laser. Earlier this week, a 1.875-megajoule shot was...
World's first two-megajoule ultraviolet laser fired in California: no, you can't buy one

Here's How To Measure Influence On Twitter

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Social Authority: Our Measure of Twitter Influence (SEOmoz)"Social Authority" is...
Here's How To Measure Influence On Twitter

Startup Weekend & Tech Cocktail Compete To Recruit Startups For Startup America

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Startup America’s Master Challenge showdown is now underway. This fun, friendly competition pits influential tech groups against each other, to see which one can encourage more startups to join the Startup America Partnership. The winning group gets bragging rights, of course, and will be recognized at upcoming events, like Startup America’s...
Startup Weekend & Tech Cocktail Compete To Recruit Startups For Startup America
Social media monitoring smack down: Feedly vs. Netvibes

5 Hot iPhone Apps that Android Still Lacks

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iPhone users no longer have bragging rights about Instagram exclusivity, but these five apps will leave Android users green with envy....
5 Hot iPhone Apps that Android Still Lacks
Jawfish launches real-time multiplayer tournaments on mobile devices

Join VB at the W3i Big Apple Smackdown!

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VentureBeat has teamed up with W3i, Movile, LeagueApps, and VSCpr to bring the NY tech community a fun night of ping pong and networking on October 28. Come test your skills or chill to the sounds of one of hiphop’s most legendary producers, DJ Premier of Gangstarr. Where: SPiN NY...
Join VB at the W3i Big Apple Smackdown!

Do Klout Perks carry any real-world weight?

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You may be more than the sum of your parts, but to Klout, you're just a number. The analytics company monitors your interactions on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and beyond. It then sorts through the data to generate a numeric score that purportedly "measures a person's overall online influence" on...
Do Klout Perks carry any real-world weight?

★ Foodies: status-hungry authenticity seekers can put bragging rights before ethics http://j.mp/b71HZZ

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★ Foodies: status-hungry authenticity seekers can put bragging rights before ethics http://j.mp/b71HZZ

GeekWire Summer Bash: Last chance for ping-pong and foosball

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We’re gearing up for the big GeekWire Summer Bash next week at the Showbox SODO, and preparing to finalize the brackets for the ping-pong and foosball tournaments taking place during the event. It’s shaping up to be an epic competition, with representatives of dozens of companies going head-to-head for bragging...
GeekWire Summer Bash: Last chance for ping-pong and foosball
New York's Chinatown Fair arcade reopens, but the game has changed

Comcast doubles broadband speeds 'in certain markets,' launches 305Mbps Xfinity Platinum service

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Comcast has just done the deed -- following a rumor on the matter, it's launching 305Mbps (down) / 65Mbps (up) Xfinity Platinum internet service in the highly populated Northeast division of the United States. For those who've been around a while, you may remember a time where one would...
Comcast doubles broadband speeds 'in certain markets,' launches 305Mbps Xfinity Platinum service

Got Game? Does Your Startup Need to Think About Game Mechanics?

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Offering incentives, goals, and prizes to users through game mechanics is hardly new. Most of us have long been accumulating points towards rewards with various frequent flyer plans, for example. But perhaps due to the success of companies like Foursquare and Gowalla, it certainly does seem as though every new...
Got Game? Does Your Startup Need to Think About Game Mechanics?

Dell Buyout Is a Fee-for-All

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Wall Street has a lot more than bragging rights riding on the $24 billion-plus takeover battle for Dell Inc. Some of the biggest banks in the world are vying for fees that together could top $400 million for advising and financing the buyout of the computer group, according to people...
Dell Buyout Is a Fee-for-All
IBM: We're number one (in patents)

Ticketmaster targets mobile fans with the release of its free iPhone app for the UK

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Live Nation‘s entertainment ticket sales site, Ticketmaster, has launched a free iPhone app for finding and buying entry to events. The app provides access to the company’s considerable database of live entertainment events in the UK. It’s an extension of the Ticketmaster.co.uk website and allows users to log into ‘MyTicketmaster’...
Ticketmaster targets mobile fans with the release of its free iPhone app for the UK

Marvel joins the battle of the cards with War of Heroes

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Marvel: War of Heroes is a new iOS and Android game. It’s a card-battle title that runs on the same Mobage platform that hosts the immensely popular Rage of Bahamut, and is available as a free download on both iOS and Android. The game carries additional in-app purchases of premium...
Marvel joins the battle of the cards with War of Heroes
Production R8 e-tron sets lap record at Nürburgring, Audi gains more EV bragging rights
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