The wildly expensive business of building semiconductor plants, combined with the faltering economy, is forcing chipmakers to overhaul their business.
Jan. 22, 2003
What began as a pet project for technophiles has become a
multibillion-dollar industry that provided one of the year's few bright hopes for new business.
Feb. 3, 2003
The SQL Slammer worm yielded a lesson far more disturbing than its $1 billion in estimated damage: No matter what protective measures are taken, no network can be considered secure.
Feb. 6, 2003
Instant messaging has evolved from a teenage fad to a valuable corporate
tool, creating opportunities for companies ranging from AOL and Yahoo to IBM and Oracle.
March 13, 2003
Software created a decade ago at the University of Illinois would go on to change everyday life, from global economics and free speech to shopping and online dating.
April 17, 2003
A purely digital world could dramatically change the economics,
marketing and consumption of music--and, perhaps unconsciously, even the
way artists create their works.
May 30, 2003
Computer companies are racing for contracts under multibillion-dollar technology initiatives in the life sciences, finance, health care, security and entertainment industries.
June 23, 2003
Despite wide praise in the media, Oracle's surprise move can be seen as the desperate sign of a company that must resort to buying its rivals for expansion instead of beating them.
June 12, 2003
The software empire hopes to displace Google as the king of search
technology, which Microsoft believes could bind its various Web sites,
applications and dominant PC operating system.
June 25, 2003
As blogs rise in popularity, a fight for control of its technologies offers a glimpse into the byzantine political world of industry
standards and their enormous consequences.
Aug. 4, 2003
A federal patent lawsuit challenging Microsoft's browser technology has created an unusual alliance of former competitors, who say the case
could lead to a crushing burden on the Web.
Sept. 25, 2003
After facing an unusually heavy barrage of bad news, Sun Microsystems finds itself at a critical crossroads between its old Unix roots and
Oct. 7, 2003
In a relatively short time, thin tubes of carbon atoms have emerged as a miracle material that could revolutionize a number of industries.
Oct. 20, 2003
The next Windows operating system may steer software development away from Web technologies and back toward the PC, shifting the balance of power back to Microsoft.
Nov. 6, 2003
Technology alliances are proliferating in higher education, where
companies sponsor research that advances their agendas, and concerns
over conflicts of interest give way to pragmatism.
Nov. 11, 2003
Little has been documented about the origin of computer viruses, the works of well-intentioned but naive academic researchers who had no idea
what damage they could inflict.
Nov. 25, 2003