The patent dispute between memory firm Rambus and German chipmaker Infineon has been delayed another week to allow further pre-trial exchanges of information. It will now start on 17 April.
Analysts say billions are at stake as a victory for Infineon could end royalties Rambus receives for patents on synchronous dynamic random access memory and double-data rate memory.
BMG combines music activity
The Bertlesmann Group (BMG) is to bring together its music retail operations into a new unit called BeMusic.
BeMusic will combine music website CDNow with BMG Music Service club to give it 15 million members and around $1bn in annual revenue. Last week, BMG linked with AOL Time Warner, EMI and Real Networks to launch MusicNet, a subscription-based online music service.
Hackers go to Bollywood
Pro-Pakistan hackers defaced two Indian websites catering to movie and cricket fans over the weekend despite the owner claiming he had a strong firewall in place.
The hackers, who call themselves WFD, criticised India's role in Kashmir on websites devoted to fantasy bollywood and cricket games.
Union warns of Marconi staff cuts
Marconi, the telecoms equipment manufacturer, is expected to confirm that it will shed 1500 UK jobs as it cuts 3000 staff this week. The firm employs 55,000 staff worldwide, 20,000 in the UK.
The firm will not comment on the news, which was leaked by the Manufacturing Science Finance Union. The Union is angry because they see the redundancies as a cost-cutting move at a time when the company is doing well.
Analysts, however, believe the firm may soon announce a profits warning following negative announcements from competitors such as Alcatel, Nortel Networks, Cisco Systems and Bookham Technology.
Finding refutes many earlier studies that suggest that galaxies don't have much dark matter at the time of their birth
Boris the robot outed as man in rented robot suit
Mission will provide vital data about the performance of rocket, spacecraft, autonomous docking system and the landing system
The flight will take off from California's Mojave Air and Space Port and could happen as soon as 13th December