2005.07.18 - 2005.07.24   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)
M$ reveals more Xbox360 info.
More than 500M songs sold through iTunes.
Micro$oft posts strong Q2 results.
Nokia posts 2Q profit.
Google posts 2Q income.
eBay posts record earnings.
Vodafone prepares to battle VoIP.
Science and Tech research crisis in EU?
Tele2 acquires Versatel.
ICANN president discusses future of Internet.
Toshiba invests in Optware (developer of HVD).
Kodak cuts 10,000 jobs.
First perpendicular HDDs go into production.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)
Space Shuttle gets new launch date.
Astronomers find very 'dusty' starsystem.
ESA's Mars mission gets German funding.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)
AMD to integrate PCIe controller into the CPU?
Intel preps new Integrated Graphics chip-set.
GeForce 7800GT to ship on August 11th?
Intel intros 9MB (L2 cache) Itanium.
Intel to update Pentium D core.

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)
Longhorn gets it's proper name, 'Vista'.
Sony licenses 'Unreal 3' -engine for PS3.
New Firefox and Thunderbird updates released.
Vector Capital buys WinZip.
Critical WinXP SP2 bug found?