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Oil surges over $70 on Katrina

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U.S. oil prices surged to a record above $70 a barrel as one of the country's biggest storms tore through the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, forcing oil producers and refiners to shut down operations.

CDs on the way out?

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An Ohio based rock band is releasing their next "album" on DVD, online and vinyl only. Warner Bros. says, "You can avoid the CD. It's on its way out."

Pixar faces SEC inquiry

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Steve Jobs' Pixar Animation Studios said today it has received an ``informal request for information'' from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Technology feels the chill

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Just weeks after the US supreme court ruled against filesharing network Grokster, legal experts and industry insiders say the verdict is having a chilling effect on US technological innovation.

Relax Bill, It's Google's Turn as the Villain

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Many in Silicon Valley are skittish about Google's size and power, and fret that its strengths are transforming it into a threat.

Google Techs, Entrepreneurs Match Wits

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Free-flowing beer, live music, karaoke and arcade games kept the party raging at the Googleplex the other night, but the real action was unfolding inside a sterile conference room at Google Inc.'s headquarters.

Is Bill Gates most spammed in world?

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As you go through your e-mail trying to separate the good stuff from the spam, reflect that Bill Gates gets about 4 million spam messages a day.

Computers help tech-savvy counterfeiters cash in

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The popularity and affordability of home computers have revolutionized one of the nation's oldest crimes: counterfeiting.

Laptop Sale Turns Into a Stampede

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A rush to purchase $50 used laptops turned into a violent stampede Tuesday, with people getting thrown to the pavement, beaten with a folding chair and nearly driven over. One woman went so far as to wet herself rather than surrender her place in line.

Can you cash in on AMD's chips?

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Selling fast chips doesn't guarantee a semiconductor company's success. There's more to financial success than speed. But the fact AMD has been able to hang in there so long underscores that it's a real competitor. So, what's an investor to do?

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