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Crude oil: OPEC cartel? Speculation? Unlimited demand?

Crude oil: OPEC cartel?  Speculation?  Unlimited demand?

I am not sure there is a simple explanation for what's happening with crude oil prices. As with any unprecedented run-up in price on anything from Enron stock to tulip futures, there is always a mix of greed, speculation, widespread fear or eagerness, supply issues, etc.

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Qik launches video streaming client for Windows Mobile devices

Qik launches video streaming client for Windows Mobile devices

I use Qik from time-to-time on my North American N95-3 to stream live video, but haven't been using it too much lately as I have been evaluting the new HTC Advantage. I read the transcript from an interview between Qik and MobileCrunch that a Windows Mobile client will be launched today. I have 25 invites for people interested in the service.

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Blackmail ransomware returns with 1024-bit encryption key

Blackmail ransomware returns with 1024-bit encryption key

Virus analysts at Kaspersky Lab (my employer) have intercepted a new variant of Gpcode, a malicious virus that encrypts important files on an infected desktop and demands payment for a key to recover the data.The biggest change in this variant of the ransomeware is the use of RSA encryption algorithm with a 1024-bit key, making it impossible to crack without without the author's key.

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Who got traffic from search engines in April 2008

Who got traffic from search engines in April 2008

CategoryPercent of CategoryTraffic from SearchEngines, Apr-08Percent Change in Shareof Traffic From SearchEngines, Apr-08 - Apr-07Percent of Category Trafficfrom Google, Apr-07Percent Change inShare of Traffic FromGoogle, Apr-08 - Apr-07Health and Medical46.00%3%30.73%4%Travel33.94%8%23.31%16%Shopping and Classifieds25.40%0%16.61%4%News and Media21.88%8%14.60%11%Entertainment23.79%15%15.20%17%Business and Finance18.08%12%11.65%22%Sports12.43%17%8.37%24%Online Video28.88%35%19.70%46%Social Networking16.74%17%10.08%17%Source: Hitwise

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Windows Embedded 'Quebec' due in 2010

Windows Embedded 'Quebec' due in 2010

Work is underway on the 2010 successor to Windows Embedded Standard 2009. The next Windows Embedded release is codenamed "Quebec." Unlike the 2009 release, the Quebec product will make use of a number of features that are part of Windows Vista.

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Photos: Star Wars iPhone running Vista, WiMax

Photos: Star Wars iPhone running Vista, WiMax

I can't wait for the new iPhone to come out — mainly because I'm so dog-tired of listening to the never-ending screeds of rumour mongering nonsense speculating on what functionality the device will have that come out every single day. So I've decided to join in. I'm 100 per cent convinced the new iPhone will run Vista and have WiMax connectivity. In fact I'd bet my house on it.

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