2003.10.27 - 2003.11.02   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

M$ settles another 6 lawsuits.
Sony to cut 20k jobs over 3 years.
Ericsson posts profit for 3Q.
TSMC & UMC post increased profit for 3Q.
VIA posts tiny profit for 3Q.
New Napster goes live in US.
M$ interested in Google, but not vice versa?
(Anti RIAA)Sntr. Coleman voices his opinion.
Dell copies Apple's music business model?
University sues Sony over PS2 chip tech.
US Gov not allowed to destroy leaked info?

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

Microsoft previews "Longhorn".
M$ brings DX8 gaming to PDA's.
Free P2P video conferance from Gatelinx.
M$ delays "Portable Media Center".
Opera signs browser deal with Nokia.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

Lenslet starts shipping first optical chip.
Intel ready to ship P4EE.
Intel cuts CPU prices accross the range.
AMD cuts Opteron prices.
Prescott possibly delayed until 2Q '04?
Graphics chip market share analysis.
Next gen of CPU's to use Palladium (NGSCB)?
Opteron is the base for new Cray line.
Another "Prescott 64-bit" rumour.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Solar storm hits Earth.
Scientists pass quantum computing milestone.
NASA funds Earth alert system.
Physicists create quantum memory out of light.
IOWA University creates virtual Internet lab.
JPL reveals superconducting photon detector.