Microsoft has instigated Xbox price cuts
in the UK and in the rest of Europe, effective from August 27th. The Xbox now costs 99.99 pounds ($182) in the United Kingdom and 149.99 euros ($184) on the continent. Sony has responded by knocking the price of its PS2 down to 104.99 pounds ($191).
Google has slashed the size
of its initial public offering almost in half, down to less than $2 billion on Wednesday. This takes a lot of the thunder out of what was thought to be "the hottest Internet IPO in years." Google will be going for $85 per share
Intel has slated price cuts for next week
. LGA 775 and 478 pin Prescotts as well as many Celeron processors will be seeing price cuts from that time.
The second phase
of the Counter-Strike: Source beta has opened. Owners of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and the ATI/HL2 bundle can now take part in this time-limited beta test.
It also looks like its the end of the line for HP's Alpha
, as HP will be releasing its final version of that product on Monday. The chips will continue to be sold through 2006 though, and will be supported until 2011.