Microsoft is one of 30 foreign companies that have come under scrutiny by China's anti-monopoly regulators

China gives Microsoft 20 days to give explanation

01 Sep A Chinese competition regulator has given Microsoft 20 days to reply to queries on the compatibility of its Windows operating system and Office software suite amid a probe into the world's largest software company.

It is not clear if Satya Nadella will meet Chinese officials as part of the visit

Microsoft's Nadella to visit China next month

28 Aug Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter has said, as the Chinese government conducts a competition investigation into the world's largest software company.

HP announced a $8.8bn writedown a year after buying Autonomy, blaming accounting fraud and inflated finances

Judge casts doubt on HP settlement over Autonomy

26 Aug A US judge has cast doubt over a proposed agreement struck between Hewlett-Packard and plaintiff shareholders to settle a lawsuit over the computing giant's botched acquisition of Autonomy.

China is raising the same issues investigated by US and European authorities in the early 2000s

China critical of Microsoft in competition probe

26 Aug Microsoft's internet browser and media player are being targeted in a Chinese competition probe, raising the prospect of China revisiting the software bundling issue at the heart of past complaints against the firm in the West.

Sony's Playstation and Entertainment Networks were hit by a distributed denial of service attack

Sony's online gaming and music services attacked

25 Aug Japanese entertainment giant Sony has said its online music and gaming sites came under a cyber attack by a hacker group that also claimed there were explosives on a plane carrying a senior company executive.

Qualcomm was fined more than $200m in 2009 by South Korean officials

Chinese, Korean officials meet in Qualcomm probe

21 Aug Chinese competition officials have met with their South Korean counterparts to discuss violations by US chipmaker Qualcomm, sources said, as Beijing reaches out to regulators overseas to complete a case that could result in record fines at home.

Former CEO Steve Ballmer has left Microsoft's board

Ex-CEO Ballmer quits Microsoft board

20 Aug Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has left the software company's board in order to spend more time on his newly acquired Los Angeles Clippers basketball team.