2003.07.21 - 2003.07.27   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Microsoft changes is Xbox tactics in Japan.
Sony reports falling profits for 2Q.
Record profit for eBay.
TSMC posts positive 2Q figures.
Ericsson exceeds 2Q expectations.
Small profit for Sun as revenue falls.
Microsoft and Motorola sign phone deal?
Peoplesoft finalizes acquisition of JDE.
EC probes Greek "electronic games" ban.
Good 2Q for European smartphone sales.
Michael Jackson opposes P2P jail bill.
Online storage company disappears?
BuyMusic challanges Apple's music store.
The value of "brands".
Disney to try out "48h DVD's"?

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

Microsofts releases DirectX 9.0b.
Quick way to crack Windows passwords?
M$ warns of Direct X security flaw.
M$ adjusts enterprise apps strategy.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

Samsung debuts ARM based chip @533MHz.
Intel prepares Celeron versions of Pentium M.
nVidia introduces new high-end Quadro chips.
ATI prepares budget chip (R9200SE).
Cray & AMD show 40TFLOPS Opteron grid.
Motorola no longer among top 10 chip makers.
High end DRAM prices rising.
nv40 speculation surfaces.
New dual Xeon board from Asus.
Iomega's microdrive, a Flash alternative?
Chinese firms unveils 10TFLOPS mainframe.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Scientists create carbon nanotube display.
Astronomers explain cosmic dust origin.
Galaxy/black k´hole symbiosis explained?
Galaxies of Gas discovered and probed.
Heavy metal stars good for life? :-)
QUEST reveals Near Eart Objects.