Let the games begin! This week’s Top 5 blog posts from SAP Business Trends feature the battle for gaming console supremacy, a sport celebrity representing SAP and kids building cutting-edge technology out of SAP HANA and LEGO blocks.

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Xbox and Play Station will duke it out again this season. Will social media analytics accurately predict the winner?

No. 1: PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One: Winner Emerges Via Social Analysis

Gamers have a big choice on their hands: whether to buy Sony’s PlayStation 4, which went on the market last week, or Microsoft’s Xbox One, which releases on Friday. Lee Clemmer used SAP Social Media Analytics by NetBase to examine which company is winning the hearts and minds of controller-wielding young men who live in their parents’ basements.

No. 2: SAP TechEd Story and Video Round-up from SAP Business Trends

SAP Business Trends was on site in Las Vegas and Amsterdam to cover SAP TechEd. Tim Clark reviews the top stories and videos from SAP’s premier technical education conference for IT architects, administrators and developers.

No. 3: Balancing Work and Life with Solaborate

Maintaining a work-life balance is tough enough without having to keep your business and personal social networks separate too. Michael Mankowski networks with Solaborate to demonstrate how technology professionals can foster collaboration between their incongruent social sites.

No. 4: Willkommen Oliver Bierhoff – SAP’s Newest Ambassador

Professional sports stars need more than athletic prowess to become an SAP ambassador. Ryan Somers kicks around why dedication to community service and innovative technology make soccer’s Oliver Bierhoff a perfect choice.

No. 5: VIDEO: ¡Viva Das LEGO! Robot Shows SAP HANA Retail Talent at #SAPTechEd

Three high school students built an automated restocking system with just an iPad, SAP HANA and some LEGO blocks. Derek Klobucher stacks up how this technology could help retailers streamline business and comply with contracts.

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