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Fastest texters in America face off in New York

Texting Championship

The nation's fastest texters are facing off in the annual LG U.S. National Texting Competition. Eleven contestants from all over the country are coming to Times Square for the annual competition Wednesday afternoon. The winner gets $50,000. Competitors range from 16 to 24 years old. Last year's champion Austin Weirschke (Wear-Ski) is coming back to defend his title.


Race to the Moon Heats Up for Private Firms

Race to the Moon Heats Up for Private Firms

Spurred by the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize, 29 teams have signed up for a competition to become the first private venture to land on the Moon.


Pa. girl survives 5-speller standoff to win bee

Pa. girl survives 5-speller standoff to win bee

It's what makes the spelling bee such gripping drama. Five competitors were left, and it appeared none of them would ever miss again. They correctly rolled off 21 words in a row. Hard ones, like "abhinaya" and "capoeira" and "cheongsam" and "opodeldoc." One of the spellers kept checking another one's watch. It was past bedtime, and long past the time slot that had been allotted by ESPN.


Intel faces antitrust lawsuit from FTC

Intel faces antitrust lawsuit from FTC

The Federal Trade Commission is suing Intel Corp., accusing the world's biggest chip maker of using its size to snuff out competition....


Pelosi makes case for government-run health option

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the case is growing stronger for allowing the government to sell health insurance in competition with private companies, contending recent attacks from the industry should dispel any doubts.


Microsoft and Google are the good guys, Apple not so much

Now before all the Apple fan boys take a jab at this. Read this through. Anyone who likes competition and choice should root for Microsoft and Google.


BlackBerry Keeps Growing

Despite increasing competition, Research In Motion is expected to report healthy second-quarter growth.


Madison woman places first in First Farmer competition

Madison farmer Claire Strader placed first in the race for the still-theoretical position of First Farmer.


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