2004.01.19 - 2004.01.25   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Microsoft posts its first $10bn quarter.
European Commission focuses on IPv6.
Nokia posts strong 4Q mobile phone sales.
Nintendo prepares new dual-screen gameboy.
SonyEricsson posts improved figures in 4Q.
IBM to increase headcount by 15,000.
AMD finally posts profit for 4Q.
Nintendo sees good December GC sales.
Motorola posts 4Q profit.
Kodak to phase out it's traditional cameras.
PalmOne to cut 12% of its workforce.
Airships to deliver broadband to rural areas?
RIAA continues to hunt filetraders.
Apple Macintosh celebrates 20:th birthday.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Second rover "Opportunity" lands on Mars.
Mars Express confirms presence of ice.
Spirit rover breaks down, problem identified.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

3700+ rated Athlons to be released in March?
Intel confirms longer pipeline for Prescott.
Developers receive ATI R420 samples.
90nm PPC970 sees significant power cut.
Intel to cut P4 prices on 1 February.
VIA roadmap analyzed.

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

Google to launch e-mail service?
Nokia evaluates two scripting languages?
SGI promotes Linux/Itanium combo.
"Beagle" e-mail worm relies on stupidity.
Zip companies try to be compatible.
Google debuts "Orkut" online community.
Rumors about further Half-Life 2 delays.