2003.06.02 - 2003.06.08   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Handset sales stronger than expected.
Oracle bidding for Peoplesoft.
Palm acquires Handspring.
HP pushes thin client revival with Blades.
eBay to start charging VAT in EU.
Rumors about Apple/Amazon music deal.
India to shift to open source?
Rumors about a smaller Xbox hit the web.
Will the Napster saga ever end?
New data transfer record set.

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)

Commercial quantum cryptography in 3 years?
US launches Cyber Security divison.
Bugbear-B virus hits Windows users.
Futuremark & nVidia reach an "understanding".
SW piracy lower but still hurting economy?
J2EE holding it's own against .Net.
M$ paying dealers for not selling Lindows?
The "Brilliant" KaZaA plan.

Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

3.2GHz P4 almost here.
Intel slashes Centrino prices.
ATI to launch P4 chipsets this month?
Intel to launch "portability" Pentiums.
Motorola makes another PPC speed effort.
Motorola goes dual-core too?
Opterons to power 1TFLOPS computer.
nVidia to start shipping nv35 on June 24:th.
Chip-biz growth forecast tuned down.
Sun refreshes server lines with faster CPUs.
Sun's future (multicore) chips delayed.
P4 price-cuts to precede Prescott launch.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

NASA's Mars mission renamed before launch.
Mars Express launch successful.
Observing the subatomic structure of atoms.
Columbia disaster theory tested.
Demystifying brain's learning process.
Small galaxies previously mistaken for stars.
Our solar system may reside in a void.